Jeannie Matthews
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Jeannie G MATTHEWS Jeannie Gray Matthews passed peacefully into the arms of her Lord on Wednesday, May 18th. She was an exemplary Christian and inspiration to all who knew her. She was a member of the Ballard Free Methodist Church for many years before moving to the Warm Beach Senior community 13 years ago. In the Warm Beach community she was known and loved for her willingness to serve and share her unlimited love. Jeannie taught Kindergarten in the Shoreline school district for 40 years and taught piano from her home for nearly as long. Some of the children she taught grew up and sent their children to her classes. She was the great-granddaughter of James Hudson Taylor, the first Protestant missionary into Inland China. She is survived by her husband of over 60 years, LaVerne, and her four sons, David, Ken, Gary and Greg, as well as her 23 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Everyone who knew her learned from her the true meaning of grace, strength and unconditional love. Memorial services will be held Saturday, May 28 from 3:00 p.m. on at the Warm Beach Free Methodist Church, 20815 Marine Drive, Stanwood, WA 98292.

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Published in The Seattle Times on May 25, 2011.
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May 25, 2011
Mrs. Matthews was loved by all the kids in her 89-90 Ridgecrest Kindergarten class, including my son. Thank you Mrs. Matthews for giving all those children a good, loving start in their school careers.
Lynn Franklin
May 25, 2011
Our sincere sympathies to your whole family.

Jerry & Randi Hunter & family
Randi Christiansen Hunter
May 24, 2011
I will always remember Jeannie as the "go to" person when it came to any and all children's activities at Ballard Church. What an incredible Christian Witness she has been. My deepest sympathies to Vern and the entire family.
Darlene Lindgard
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