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Joseph D. Mattingly

1945 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Joseph D. Mattingly Obituary
JOSEPH D. MATTINGLY There will be a Catholic Mass and Celebration of Life held on April 9, 2016 at 11:00 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Sonora, CA for Joseph D. Mattingly who passed away at the age of 70 on March 2, 2016, in Modesto, CA surrounded by his loving family. Joe was born in Madera, CA on December 29, 1945 to Ed and Josie Mattingly. Joe was the 2nd of 9 children of Ed and Josie. Joe's family moved from Chowchilla, CA to Biggs, CA in 1950 where Joe grew up on the family's dairy farm. He graduated from Biggs High School in 1963, received his Associate's Degree from Yuba College and then received his Bachelor's Degree in Agriculture in 1970 from Chico State. He worked for PG&E from 1970 until his retirement in 2015. Joe was married to Vivian Clark for 25 years and they had 3 children. Years later, life changed and Joe married his soul mate Elizabeth and they remained happily married for 22 years. Joe is survived by his wife Elizabeth Mattingly, his children, Karen Mattingly-Gannon (Tim) of Reedsport, OR, Lori Mattingly-Woodcock (Nick) of Clovis, CA, Heather Cuhna-Peterson (Joe) of Oakland, CA, Joseph C. Mattingly (Sandra) of Gilroy, CA, and John Cuhna (Lisa), of Hanford, CA. He also leaves behind his 8 siblings, Kathy Wold of Davis, Jane Fiack of Paradise, Liz Dawley (Clay) of Glenn, Chris Bullard (Jim) of San Antonio, TX and his brothers Mike (Donna) of Chico, Ted (Deni) of Fremont, Pat (Debbie) of Yreka and Hugh (Rachael) of Paradise. He was loving called as "Poppie" by his nine grandchildren. Joe was known for being a man of integrity and faith, a hard worker, and having a strong character. Overall, Joe had a passion to help all things great and small, humans and animals alike. It was in his blood. In lieu of flowers, Joe's family would like memorial contributions to be made to either the California Association of FFA or to Stanford University. Checks can be made out to either organization and sent in c/o Liz Mattingly, 21224 Jimmersall Lane, Groveland, CA 95321-8347.
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on Mar. 10, 2016
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