Elizabeth J. Mattson

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

1929 - 2019


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Elizabeth J. "Betty" Mattson, 90, of Harrisburg, passed away Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019. Born April 21, 1929, in Taylor, PA, she was a daughter of the late William and Della (Stull) Thomas. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and affectionately known as "GiGi" to her great-grandchildren. She...

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Mrs.Mattson was literally my 'second' mother growing up. I knew her from when I was born. My family were close neighbors to the Mattson family, and have known them since 1966. There were many many memories, but most of all I remember her gentle sweet spirit - along with a genuine kindness and joy that radiated from her, and really was the hallmark of her character. She seemed to always have something good or encouraging to say and was consistently positive and interested in others, - not a...

She was a beautiful lady. And my tea-drinking buddy! I remember going to every church supper and checking to see if someone had made a pot of hot water for us alongside the huge barrel of coffee. She was a grandmother to so many...even those of us who were not technically related. She will be missed. My condolences to her family.

My dear sweet mother whom I miss very much. You were an amazing person whom I admired and aspire to be like. You always saw the best in people. So kind and loving and a friend to many. Words can't express how blessed I was to have you as my mother. One day I will see you again in heaven. I love you Mom.

Our beautiful friend will surely be missed by her many friends and family. She made everyone she met feel like they were new members of the Mattson family. She will be remembered for her kind and giving spirit.

Such a sweet lady . . .

She was my girl scout leader many years ago now. May she rest in peace.