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January 24, 2012 > Obituary: Dorothy Mae Mathewson

Obituary: Dorothy Mae Mathewson

April 4, 1927 - January 11, 2012

Long-time Fremont resident Dorothy Mae Mathewson died January 11 at Lincoln Villa Assisted Living in Fremont. She was 84.

Born in Rhode Island to Roscoe and Gladys Mathewson, she served in the U.S. Army from 1951-1954 and received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from the Baptist Missionary Training School of Chicago, Illinois in 1956.

She moved to California in 1960, where she continued her post-graduate education and was employed as a social worker in Contra Costa and Sutter Counties.
By 1980 she moved to Fremont, where she pursued her love of learning and photography.

Miss Mathewson is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sisters Mabel Marino, Marion Foster, Ethel Neuneker, Ruth Bemis, Phyllis Mathewson and Shirley Manish; also her brother George Mathewson.

Interment was at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon. A private, family memorial is planned for sometime in the spring.

Donations in her memory may be made to a charity of choice. Mission Funeral Home in Hayward is handling arrangements.

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