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Betty Jean Matthews (Reed)

August 26, 1925 - January 10, 2008

Burial Date January 14, 2008

Graveside service will be held 2:00 pm Monday, January 14th, at Lewis Cemetery in Sweet Home, Oregon. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements.

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Betty Jean Matthews, age 82, of Jefferson, passed away Thursday, January 10, 2008. She was born in El Centro, California to Carl Louis and Neva (Kirkpatrick) Reed.

Betty married Roger E. Matthews, Sr., on Christmas Day 1940 in Lordsburg, New Mexico. They moved to Sweet Home in 1953. Betty was a head cook at Foster Elementary for many years and was active in Eastern Star in Sweet Home and Jefferson. She loved quilting, crocheting, and loved fishing.

Betty is survived by two daughters: Verna Cobb and husband, Arthur, of Jefferson, and Juanita Herbst and husband, David, of Yoncalla; seven grandchildren: Holly Klees, Tony Hunsaker, Todd Hunsaker, Roger Matthews III, Richard Hebst, Kelli Hardesty, and Chris Herbst; many great grandchilden; brother, Carl Reed, of Pryor, Oklahoma; and sister, Sandra Bayman, of The Dalles.

She was preceded in death by son, Roger E. Mathews, Jr., March 3, 2007; husband, Roger E. Mathews, Sr., January 10, 2005; one sister, Norma Graham; and two brothers, Vernon Reed and Donald Sain.

Graveside service will be held 2:00 pm Monday, January 14th, at Lewis Cemetery in Sweet Home, Oregon. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements.