Guest Book for Lynette (Peebles) Matteson

Provided by Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors

Posted by: Beth (Ameling) Furrer
Sun May 17, 2020

Sorry to read in the  Star this morning of your mother's death.  We were such good friends some years ago in Tucson.  I moved back to Oregon  in 1974 and kept in touch with her on my occasional visits back to Arizona and with annual Xmas cards.  I  remarried in 1985 and moved to Kuwait for five years where my architect husband was working on  state contracts for the government of Kuwait.  I lost touch with quite a few people in those years abroad.  We returned to Oregon five weeks before Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait in 1990!  After my husband's death in 2013, I came back to Tucson for good to be with family here.  I  tried  to find your mother, to no avail.  Finally went on one  of those People Finders things and saw that she was living in Utah with her family.  How nice that you and Sydney had her close by.  I remember a fun trip that a whole group of us took to the Mexican coast one year - - -loads of mommies and kids, I look back  on it fondly.

Please give your family my deepest condolences.  I  will  always have nice thoughts of her.

In sympathy,

Beth (Ameling) Furrer

Rich Matteson

12:34 PM (37 minutes ago)
Friend of Mom's from the early years.

Rich Matteson

12:50 PM (21 minutes ago)
Beth, Thank you for the kind words. I know my mom and Dad has fun in the day, including a few trips to Mexico. She lived a rich and full life and honestly did n

Sydney Larsen

1:04 PM (6 minutes ago)

to me

Thank you for forwarding - I knew you would start receiving lots of emails which is really great.  Please continue forwarding and also, let's keep track of every condolence and add them to the funeral site if they weren't added by the person - because that is something that we can print out and also make a PDF of which would be like a memory book of condolences.
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Posted by: Karen Hocker
Tue May 19, 2020

Karen Hocker

1:07 PM (8 hours ago)

to me

Hello Rich,

This is Karen Hocker in Tucson.  We met several years ago in NYC when Lynette, you and a grandson were there at the same time I was there with my grandson.  We met for dinner at a Shake Shack.  A very enjoyable evening.

So sorry to learn about your mother.  She was a very special lady in all respects.  No, I won't try to attend virtually.  Hope that works for you.

Sincerely, Karen Hocker

Posted by: Veralyn Adams
Wed May 27, 2020
Dear Rich,

I was so sorry to learn of the passing of your dear sweet mom.  I led the Bible Study your mom attended and grew to love her very much.  She was a remarkable lady, yet always walked in humility, and only saw the good in people.  I never heard her say an unkind word about anyone.  She was my cheerleader always celebrating my joys and accomplishments, and was there to lend a helping hand when ever I experienced any challenging time.

I cannot begin to tell you how much she loved you and Sydney and all of your family.  I feel like I know you pretty well, even though we've met only a time or two.   She loved sharing  about you all, but never in a bragging manner. And I know she had just as much fun on those special trips with each grandchild as they did.   I'm amazed at how hard she worked, but always put your and Sydney's needs and desires ahead of her own.  Even though her marriage ended, I never heard her say a disparaging word about your father. She spoke the truth, but never in a bitter or self-pitying manner.

I admired her courage to travel by herself after you and Sydney were out on your own.  She and I shared the love of traveling and seeing places all over the world and experiencing other cultures.  

Your mother desired to grow in her faith and was a serious student of God's Word.  She was always prepared for Bible Study, faithfully read God's Word and she shared meaningful and wise thoughts as we studied together.  Our Bible study group loved her dearly.

I know you'll miss her terribly, but the comfort is she's free from the ravishes of age and dementia.  She's safe and well in the arms of Jesus, and someday there will be a glad reunion.  She's waiting for you!

In John 17:24 as Jesus was praying shortly before his crucifixion he prayed, "Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world.”   Christ included your mom in that prayer.  He wanted her home with Him.  What better place could she be than in heaven where there is no more sorrow and no more tears.

I would appreciate it if you would forward this to Sydney, and please know that I will be praying for all of you during these difficult days.  

I would love to attend her service virtually if that's possible.  My email is

May God bless you and keep you in His care.

Veralyn Adams

Posted by: Joel Price
Wed May 27, 2020

Sorry to hear about your Mom.  I wanted to let you and your family know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.  I pray for comfort during this time.  Please let Sydney know that I will be praying for her as well.  It has been a long time since we have seen each other, but I always think fondly of the times y’all would come to visit Pa and Grannie.

Joel Price

We had some good times there and the catfishing was great. I always loved when your grandparents came down and it was even better when you and Syd were able to

Joel, with Ann Peebles help we were able to visit the pond and cabin yesterday! Lots of memories. I’m glad you plan to work to get it back in shape and I hope your family  can enjoy it in the future.


Posted by: Margp Halsted
Wed May 27, 2020
Hi, Sydney,

It was wonderful to have contact with you and your husband once again in Phoenix recently.
I wish we had a reason to get together, but I think your side of the family usually has something every Thanksgiving in Phoenix that probably is large enough!

Jeanne has written to me that your mother passed away recently.  I don't believe I ever met her, but I've seen photos of her and Richard.

It's hard to lose a mother and I send you my condolences.

If you ever get out this way, come and visit us!

Hi to Sid!



Margo Halsted
801 E. Walnut St., Apt. 1405
Pasadena, CA 91101
626 441 2764 (home)

Posted by: Tricia Hatcher
Wed May 27, 2020
I was so sorry to read about your mother's death.  The memorial article
in the paper was wonderful.  I met Lynette at church.  She and I were
the 2 girls with southern accents at Catalina Foothills Church. Since I
had a Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas background, I understood
Lynette's southern roots.  I loved visiting with you mother.  Her
stories about Berry College were delightful.  I remember joining her and
her friends at a lovely garden club meeting.  What a sweet friend!

She was so proud of you and Sydney.  Her grandchildren were the best.  
She loved her family so very much!

I would be honored to attend her "virtual" service on Saturday.


Tricia Hatcher