We are sad to announce the passing of our grandmother Norma Jean Mathews, 83, of Globe, Arizona on Nov. 4, 2022. Norma was born in St. Louis, Missouri on Nov. 10, 1938. She traveled to Arizona where she later met her husband, and they spent 58 wonderful years together.
She is preceded in death by her husband Orville Mathews; daughters Roxanna Mathews, Janet McNutt and Kipper Poeling; and four grandchildren.
She is survived by her daughter Iva Mathews, 13 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was a gem of a woman who has been the strength, love and unity for our entire family her entire life, with her arms wide open to everyone at any time. Her smile would light an entire room and her hugs so tight will be missed dearly.
God looked around his garden
And found an empty space
Then he looked down upon this earth
And saw your tired face
He put his arms around you
And lifted you to rest
God’s garden must be beautiful
He only takes the best
We are all so blessed to have had this many years with her and we will all miss her dearly.
Celebration of Life will be Dec. 10, 2022 at 1 p.m., at Miami Mercantile & More, 155 S. Miami Ave. in Miami, Arizona. We invite everyone to please wear red as that was Nana’s favorite color.