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Merle James "Tuff" Matthews
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Birth: Apr. 28, 1925
Golden Valley County
Montana, USA
Death: Jul. 22, 1993
Gallatin County
Montana, USA

Merle James "Tuff" Matthews, 68, of Bozeman, died Thursday, July 22, at Bozeman Deaconess Hospital.

He was born April 28, 1925, in Barber to Leroy and Bertha (Howard) Matthews. He grew up and attended the first four years of school in Logan and finished school in Bozeman.

He married Iva Verwolf on Feb. 5, 1943, in Bozeman. He worked for Idaho Pole Co. for 10 years, Montana Flour Mill for 10 years, and then at Dairy Gold for 23 years, retiring in 1986. He loved hunting and horseback riding and was a member of the National Rifle Association.

He is survived by his wife at home; sons James Matthews of Livingston, Dennis Matthews of Bozeman, LeRoy Matthews and his wife, Linda, of Livingston; and two brothers, five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Viola Mason.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Dokken-Nelson Sunset Park in Bozeman. Interment will be at Sunset Memorial Park.

Memorials in his name may be made to the Northern Rocky Cancer Center, P.O. Box 369, Billings, MT, 59103, or to the Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children, P.O. Box 2473, Spokane, WA 99210.

Printed in the Bozeman Daily Chronicle ~ July 25, 1993
Family links: 
  Iva May Verwolf Matthews (1925 - 2001)
Sunset Memorial Park
Gallatin County
Montana, USA
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Record added: May 26, 2010
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Merle James Tuff Matthews
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