Betty June Matherly

Passed: February 24, 2017

Betty June Matherly

Passed: February 24, 2017


Betty June Matherly of Buckeye, AZ died February 24, 2017 in Litchfield Park at the age of 86. She was born July 9, 1930 in Brookland, AR to Albert and Lola Dirickson. Betty retired after over 30 years at Spring City Knitting and traveled with her husband Gilbert all over the country on many special trips. She enjoyed collecting throughout her life. Menus, matchbooks, pens, coins, wooden nickels, beer cans, dated nails, barbed wire, political buttons, watches, and many more items sparked her interest and brought her satisfaction one piece at a time.

She is survived by her husband, Gilbert B. Matherly; son, LaVerne Dean (Red) and wife Krystal; daughter-in-law, Tami Matherly; five grandchildren, Lydia Watt, Eric Matherly, Ginger Matherly, Laura Abrigo, Kaitlyn Matherly and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Juanita Sue Shaffer; brothers, John, Albert, Jr., Ernest, and Donald Dirickson, and son, Gilbert Lee Matherly.

A visitation will be at 10:00 am with a funeral service at 11:00 am, Thursday, March 2, 2017 at Thompson Funeral Chapel, 926 S. Litchfield Road, Goodyear, AZ. Burial will follow at 12:30 pm at West Resthaven Cemetery, 6450 W Northern Ave, Glendale, AZ.

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1 responses to Betty June Matherly

  1. I’ll always remember Betty’s smile and her love of an adventure, how she loved her family. She was a sweet kind woman and never had a bad word towards anyone. God speed Betty, you’ve earned your wings. We will always keep you and the memories in our hearts.

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