Beverly Matthews Obituary

Beverly Ann Matthews
Beverly Ann Matthews

August 6, 1938 - February 26, 2019
Born in Spokane, Washington
Resided in Wasilla, Alaska


Beverly Ann Matthews passed away on February 26, 2019 at Prestige Care in Anchorage, AK where she had lived since suffering a stroke in late October. She was preceded in death by her husband Corwin “Corky” Matthews on January 24, 2019.

Bev was born and raised in Spokane, WA, where she met and married Corky. They were married for 62 years.

Bev is survived by three daughters; Christi Horst, Cathi Kramer (Bill) and Tammi Ridgway (David), six grandchildren; Lindsay Youngs, Stephanie Hudson, Matthew Ridgway, Kevin Kramer, Scott Kramer and Megan Hundley(James) and four great grandchildren Serena, Kylie, Braxton and Cameron Hundley.

After moving to Alaska in 1971 she worked as a nurse and then went to work for DOT/Airport Leasing until she retired. She was active in the Anchorage Republican Women’s Club and worked on many campaigns over the years until they retired to Lake Louise in 1996. She was an active volunteer in the Lake Louise community and the EMS/Fire Department until moving to Big Lake in 2016 to be closer to family and doctors. She loved being a great grandmother and watching the nature of Alaska outside her window, especially at Lake Louise.

A “Celebration of Life” for Bev and Corky will be held on July 27th at Lake Louise. Memorial Donations can be made to the Lake Louise Snow machine Club to support trail grooming efforts and a permanent memorial for Corky and Bev at Mile 17 on the Eureka Trail.

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Lake Louise Snowmachine Club
1940 E Finger Cove Dr
Palmer, Alaska 99645