Clearwater Tribune October 28, 2010

Harla Mae Matson, 76, Orofino

      Our mom lost her life to cancer on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010. She was 76.

      She was born to Charles and Stila Harlan Gleason in Orofino on April 28, 1934. Mom graduated from Orofino High School in 1953. After graduation she worked as a flunky in the logging camps on the North Fork.

      Mom married our dad, Gerald Matson on Oct. 31, 1955. She worked as a waitress at the Fountain and the Ponderosa; housekeeper at the White Pine Motel and for School District #171 as a cook and server until 2008.

      Mom is survived by sons Kurt of Lewiston, Kevin of Orofino; daughter Connie Yates of Orofino and the light of her life grandson, Haydn Matson of Orofino; sisters Carolyn Mattson and Elaine Rinehart both of Orofino.

      She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

      As per moms request no services will be held.

      There will be a potluck for family and friends Saturday, Nov. 6 at 1 p.m., Orofino.

      Pine Hills Funeral Chapel was in care of arrangements.

Transcribed by Jo Frederiksen, 2014

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