Louise Emma Matson, 92, died Jan. 2, 2013, under the loving care of her family, Hospice of Citrus County and the staff of Arbor Trail Rehab and Nursing Center. Louise was born Dec. 25, 1920, in Anchor, Ill., to the late Emile and Anna Steinlicht. She served our country in the United States Coast Guard. Louise was employed as an accountant for Procter and Gamble/Gillette Division. She was a lifetime member of the VFW 4337 of Inverness, Elks Club, Moose Club and was a volunteer for the Citrus County Library System. She also enjoyed her membership in the Citrus County Quilting Group.
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Left to cherish her memory are her children, Melvin E. (Dottie) Matson, Greg E. Matson, all of Weymouth, Mass., Carl R. Matson, Inverness; Signian (Kenneth) McGeary, Cheshire, Conn., Janice E. Matson, Marlborough, Mass., Linda M. Honneus, Marshfield, Mass.; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin S. Matson, Jan. 30, 2000, and her sisters, Viola and Margaret.
A celebration tribute of her life will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, with Pastor Tom Beaverson officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Florida National Cemetery. The family requests memorial donations in her name to either Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 or the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States in lieu of flowers.
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Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Jan. 5, 2013