Matson1Our loving mom, grandma, and sister passed away peacefullly at home on February 3, 2015, she was 78 years old.

Mom was born on June 23, 1936 to Joseph and Jennie Pellegrino in Ruth, Nevada and was the youngest of three girls.

Mom dedicated her life to her three children, her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren. She was a single mom and worked hard to provide for all her children. We never went without anything we wanted or needed.

Mom was strong, independent, and what she lacked in stature she made up for in tenacity. The phrase “dynamite comes in small packages” could have been coined just for her. We learned to never ask for her opinion, if we didn’t want to hear what she had to say.

Mom worked at Evah’s for almost 40 years before her health forced her to retire in 2008. She made many lasting friendships in her lifetime and she was especially close to her sister Grace.

Mom is survived by her children Chris Matson, Jennifer Meecham of Ely and Randy Matson of Winnemucca, NV. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, her sister Grace Shiflett of Kearns Utah, and several nieces and nephews.

She was proceeded in death by her parents, her sister Marion Burger, two brother-in-laws and her great-grandson Connor Weir.

At her request, no services will be held.