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 William C. S. “Bill” Matern

William C. S. “Bill” Matern

Hayden, Gila County, Arizona, USA
Death 2 Apr 2016 (aged 85)
Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
Burial Marble Falls, Burnet County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 100090223 · View Source
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William (Bill) C. S. Matern, Jr. passed from this life on April 2, 2016 at the age of 85 in Austin, TX. He was born in Hayden, Arizona on November 16, 1930 to loving parents William (Skinner) Matern and Mary Evelyn McGovern Matern. He grew up in the small community of Fairland, TX.

Bill was a 1947 graduate of Marble Falls High School where he excelled as an athlete. He was awarded a football scholarship to Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. He completed a bachelor's degree from TCU in 1955.

He served honorably in the United States Army during the Korean War. While on furlough, Bill met and fell in love with Anna Ruth Baker of Bertram, Texas. They were married on July 27, 1953.

He taught in the Austin Independent School District until his retirement in 1989. After retirement, he returned to his family's ranch that he loved, in Fairland. He has been ranching since 1959 and continued until the last few years of his life. Bill was blessed with many lifelong friends.

Bill is survived by his children, Frauna (Randy-deceased) Thompson of Marble Falls, TX and William (Jo) Matern III of Austin, TX: grandchildren; Buster Thompson, Jacob Thompson, Bonnie Thompson and several great grandchildren; and extended family members.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents and loving wife Anna.

Graveside service was held at Fairland Cemetery.

The family would like to express appreciation to the staff of Buckner Villa Health Center in Austin for their care, kindness and support. The family would also like to thank Hospice Austin for their wonderful
care and guidance through this difficult time.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice Austin, 4107 Spicewood Springs Road, Suite 100, Austin, TX 78759 or visit

Arrangements were made by Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Burnet.
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  • Created by: John Christeson
  • Added: 3 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100090223
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for William C. S. “Bill” Matern (16 Nov 1930–2 Apr 2016), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100090223, citing Fairland Cemetery, Marble Falls, Burnet County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by John Christeson (contributor 46562435) .