Gloria H. Matney

Monday, January 9, 2006

GLORIA H. MATNEY, of Rogers, was born July 6, 1925, in Los Angeles, Calif., the second daughter of Louis and Della Robidoux. She died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2005, at the age of 80, with family members present.

Gloria was united in marriage to Herbert E. Matney in 1943. Together they raised three children: Patrick, Sandra, and Michael. Gloria was very active in the PTA in Los Angeles, where her children attended elementry school, and became the PTA president.

After her children graduated from high school, her interests turned to league bowling and following her two favorite baseball teams, the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Atlanta Braves. She enjoyed bowling all the way up into her 70s, averaging in the 160s.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband; one daughter, Sandra; one son, Michael; one sister, Dolly; her sister's husband, Moody, one great-granddaughter, Candace Marie; and one great-grandson, Ethan Robert.

She is survived by her son, Pat and daughter-in-law Debbie, of Lowell; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and many other relatives in Arkansas, Arizona, California and Nevada, as well as a host of friends.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Jan. 6, 2006, at 11 a.m. at Stockdale Funeral Services of Rogers with Deacon Clarence Leis officating. Cremation will follow the services.

Memorials may be sent to The Family Council at Heritage Park Nursing Home, 1513 S. Dixieland St., Rogers, AR 72758.

Online condolences may be made at stockdalefuneral.com.