Alene is survived by: her husband, Robert, her four children; Alan Matheson (Annie), Jerald Robert (Denise), Teresa Petty (Donald) and Curtis Marlin (Lucky ); 30 grandchildren; 80 great-grandchildren; and one reat-great-grandchild, and her cousin, Melvin Matheson, who was raised as her brother. She is preceded in death by her parents and her brother Keith Isom Matheson.
Alene lived in Cedar City with her family until 1962 when the family moved to Lander Wyoming.
They moved to Indio, California in 1965 and later to Eagle Mountain, California. In 1967, the family moved to Tyrone, New Mexico. In 1971, the family returned to Cedar City to care for Alene’s parents. The family has lived in Cedar City since that time.
Alene served faithfully church in many church callings. She served as Relief Society President in most of the towns where she lived. Her favorite calling was as a scout leader, teaching the eleven- year- old scouts who were at the time called Guide Patrol.
She is an educated and refined lady who was always kind and patient. She set a wonderful example for us to follow. Her husband, children and grandchildren loved and respected her and learned from her. The most important thing in her life is her family. She was a loving, loyal and patient wife. She was adored by her husband who cared tenderly for her especially during her final years. She loved to host family reunions and holiday meals at her home. She taught her daughter and daughters-in-law to make bread, to can, to quilt, and to cook. She taught the girls how to embroider, something that she did every spare minute she could. Her needlework won many awards and fills all of the homes of her descendants and is treasured by them. Each child received Christmas ornaments from her every year. She worked on them all year so each child would be remembered.
Her life was filled with treasured memories and our lives are blessed because of her life.
Viewing and funeral services will be Friday, May 23 at the Cedar City Utah North Stake Center at 11:00, 95 N 2125 W with the viewing running from 9:30-10:30 a.m. A viewing will be held at Southern Utah Mortuary, 190 N 300 W, Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.