Rhea Pearl Matkin

May 18, 1924 ~ February 3, 2024 (age 99) 99 Years Old

Rhea Matkin Obituary

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RHEA PEARL MATKIN peacefully passed away and was reunited with her eternal companion on February 3rd in Raymond at the age of 99.  Rhea was born in Cardston on May 18, 1924 to Joseph Young Card and Pearl Eliza Christensen.

She excelled at school and attended Brigham Young University for a brief time before marrying her beloved husband Lamont Matkin in the Cardston Alberta temple while he was training in the RCAF during World War II. She always loved education and was a lifelong learner, reading and learning about as many things as she could. She had a deep appreciation for nature and an eye for beauty in all the world around her. She was a connoisseur of many things ranging from music and the arts to chocolate and cheese, and she always loved to share. Her appreciative nature was contagious. She had a sparkling sense of humor, a keen intellect, and an unfailing memory that she maintained right to the end of her life. She taught English as a second language in the community and loved to learn from others with different cultures and perspectives.

She made many lifelong friends in the community, especially while serving in many capacities in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She had a deep love for the Savior, whom she strived to follow all her life. She served as matron of the Cardston temple with her husband as president.

She had a numerous posterity and her greatest love was for her family, whom she learned to love unconditionally and prayed for by name. She had a tremendous gift for nurturing and seeing those around her.

She will be deeply missed by her daughters: Gayle (Boyd) Whitesides, Carol (Warren) Roundy, Mary (Robert) Bissett, Donna Wood, Maren (Devin) Cahoon; 28 grandchildren; 89 great grandchildren, and 18 great-great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her beloved daughter Eva Matkin. She is also survived by her brother Lincoln Card of Utah.

The family would like to express their sincere thanks for those care workers and friends who have served and cared for our mother and family during this time.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Humanitarian or Perpetual Education fund of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The Funeral Service will be held on SATURDAY FEBRUARY 10TH at 11:00a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Raymond Stake Center, 2 N 200 W Raymond with Bishop Travis Bissett officiating.

Friends and relatives may meet the family prior to the service from 10:00 to 10:40a.m.

The interment will be held. at the Cardston Cemetery.

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Funeral Service
February 10, 2024

11:00 AM
Raymond Stake Centre
2 N 200 W
Raymond, AB T0K 2S0


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