Fred B.  Matthews Jr.'s Memorial

Fred B. Matthews Jr.
(1927 - 1988)


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Name: Mr Fred B. Matthews Jr.
Nick Name: Matt
Gender: Male
Age: 60 years old
Lived: Saturday, 31 December 1927 - Sunday, 29 May 1988

My Story

I was born in Spring Lake, New Jersey.  I was the second son of Fred & Betty Matthews.  My older brother died after only eight hours.

During WWII I joined the Merchant Marines.  I was seasick for the first three days of every voyage.  Since they only lasted three days, this made it very difficult for me.  After the war I joined the Air Force and retired in 1970. 

For many years after leaving the military, I sold mutual funds and life insurance. 

I married Margie in 1951 and we had three beautiful daughters, Bette, Robyn and Bonni (who is now known as Elizabeth).  I even have a granddaughter, Sarah.  I was very proud of all of them, and remained very much in love with my wonderful wife.

I died in 1988 from a major heart attack.  I miss my family very much.

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Hi Daddy! It's almost 21 years since you had to leave and I miss you so much. I know Mom and you miss each other, b...


Fathers Name: Fred B. Matthews Sr.
Mothers Name: Elizabeth Thorne Wortman
Spouse's Name: Marjorie Lee Wortman
Children's Names: BetteLee, RobynLee, Elizabeth Lee (nee BonniLee)
Siblings Names: Fred B. Matthews Jr. (#1)
Country of Birth: USA
Country of Residence: USA
City of Residence: Aurora, Colorado
Occupation: Self-Employment
Marital Status: Married
Religion: Anglican


Favourite Sport: Football
Favourite Team: Denver Broncos
Favourite Book: Anything written by Louie L'Amour
Favourite Movie: You got a case of the non-stop giggles when you watched "The Ghost and Mr. Chicken" with Don Knotts
Favourite Music Genre: Blues


Place of Passing: Fitzsimons Army Medical Center, Aurora, Colorado
Date of Passing: 29 May 1988
Cause of Passing: Massive Heart Attack while recuperating from surgery for a burst aortic aneurysm
Type of Funeral: Military with honors
Place of Burial: Ft. Logan National Cemetary
Funeral Location: Denver, Colorado
Funeral Date: 1 June 1988
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