Susan Lorene Matheson was one of those rare souls who was far too good for this world. One could say many things about her many homemaking talents from the delectable dishes that came from her kitchen, her sewing skills, or her tidy home, but nothing is quite as important as her choice to be a follower of Jesus Christ. As a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, her goal and mission in life was to be as much like her Savior Jesus Christ as possible. She achieved this through word and deed each day of her life. Truly it can be said of her that her life was spent in service. She volunteered and served in her church no matter the position, time required, or effort needed. Always a listening ear and an open heart, she cared for and loved all who came her way, be it family, friend, or stranger. She believed and lived the Savior’s command to, “love one another.” Chiefly among those she served was her children, to whom she dedicated her whole heart with tenderness, patience, hope and faith that was capable of moving mountains in their lives. Each of her children can say she is the greatest blessing in their lives.
After a long battle with cancer, her family and friends are profoundly saddened at her passing, but also rejoice as she has successfully graduated from this phase of her life and continues on to a higher plain of glory. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Derry, as well as her 5 children and their respective spouses Ericka (husband Kevin), Derry Mac (wife Terry), Jarom, Sarah, and Nelson (wife Kalyn), and 7 grandchildren.