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Evelyn Matheny

Evelyn Matheny

Evelyn Matheny passed away Oct. 27, 2006 at 3:00 a.m. at the Medford Rehabilitation Center. She was 83.

She was born Evelyn Merel Hixson, March 14, 1923 in Longmont, Colorado, the fifth of seven children born to William Henry and Margaret Horst Hixson.

While in her late teens she moved to Portland, Oregon where she met Erston (Bud) Matheny. They married in 1942 and after moving to San Francisco, had two children. They divorced in 1965 and he died in 1979.

She moved to the Los Angeles area and while working at various jobs, (mainly office related work) she continued her quest for knowledge and was awarded both an AA and an AS degree from Long Beach City College. Evelyn moved to Medford, Oregon in 1993.

Survivors include a son, Dennis (Jo-Ann) Matheny, of Jacksonville, Ore.; daughter, Linda Matheny Boyle of Medford, Ore., two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She is also survived by brothers, Ray Hixson of Paradise, Calif. and Gerald Hixson of College Place, Wash.; and a sister, Eleanor Manes of Citrus Heights, Calif.

Arrangements by Conger Morris Funeral Directors of Medford. Per her request, there will be no services. She will be buried at the Hopewell Cemetery in Hopewell, Oregon.

In lieu of flowers, a contribution to your favorite charity would be preferred.