Gary Alton Mathews, 65, of Toledo, Ore., died May 29, 2009 in Toledo.
He was born March 15, 1944 to Thomas Alton and Vanese Barker Mathews in Ogden, Utah.
From 1963 to 1966, he served as a missionary to Argentina for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
In 1970, he received a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He earned a Master of Recreation in community school leadership in 1975 from Brigham Young University.
On Nov. 14, 1972, he married Sharon Libbey Williams in Manti Utah. He spent his career as an elementary school teacher, first with the Alaska State Operated Schools in Nondalton and Metlakatla. He then worked for 31 years with the Lincoln County School District, teaching in Eddyville, Siletz and Lincoln City. He retired from teaching in June 2006.Read more →
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