Benjamin Lynn Mathews (1892)


Birth25 Dec 1892 at Beaver, Beaver, Utah, USA
Death16 May 1979 at Ogden, Weber, Utah, USA
Burial16 May 1979 at Provo City Cem.,Provo,Utah,Utah

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Invocation: Curtis Mathews (grandson)


May 19, 1979, 11:00 A.M.,
Roy 2nd Ward, Roy, Utah

Officiating: Darl R. Field

Family Prayer: Thomas A. Mathews (son)

Prelude: Maxine Corry

Invocation: Curtis Mathews (grandson)

Our Heavenly Father, as we bow our heads before Thee this
afternoon we wish to give Thee thanks for all the many blessings we
enjoy in our lives. We are especially grateful for the opportunity
we have to meet here as family, friends and of thy beloved son. We
are grateful for him and the examples he set for us, living a
righteous life, enduring to the end. We ask Thee now that Thou will
be with the friends of the family and the loved ones that they will
be comforted with thy spirit, and assure us that he has conducted
his life and the opportunity we will have again to be together as
family and friends.

We ask at this time a special blessing on those who will
participate on the program that their tongues will be loosed and
they will say the things that they have -prepared and that will be
pleasing unto Thee and to themselves.

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Benjamin Lynn Mathews (1892) and Esther Black (1894)

The Life of Father and Mother

by LaRae Mathews

The Spirit of Christmas faded into the past and the dawn of a new day rose forth. That new day brought peace and good will to Thomas and Mary Ellen Mathews. A son was born to them on the 26th day of December 1892 in a middle-sized rock house at Beaver, Utah. He was given the name of Benjamin Lynn Mathews. That new-born son was my father. He has brought joy to his parents as well as his own children. I know that each member of his family would agree when I said, “He is the kind of father any person would enjoy.” He has sacrificed his life for us and has given us everything that a young person would want– education, encouragement, and the most important of all– being a real father. Whenever life seemed dull, it was he who made you realize the importance of it. If you made a mistake he would say, “That’s all right, we’ll find another way.”

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