Dec. 8, 1938-April 6, 2005
Barbara R. Matheson, 66, died Wednesday (April 6, 2005) at Beaver City.
She was born Dec. 8, 1938, to Sibert and Rose (Howard) Shoop in Des Moines, Iowa. She attended school in Clear Lake and Klemme, Iowa.
She married Rudy J. Nutz. They farmed in various areas in Iowa and Minnesota for many years. They divorced in 1974 and she moved to Denver, Colo.
In July of 1977, she married Clarence Matheson in Denver, Colo. She worked as an office manager for Good Shepard Pick-up service. The couple separated in 1994 and she moved to Arapahoe. She lived there until her health forced her to move to Beaver City Assisted Living Manor.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Tommy Shoop; and grandchildren, Alicia and Andrew Nutz and Katrina Gardner.
Survivors include three sons, Tom Nutz of Denver, Tim and wife, Jean Nutz of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Ted and wife, Deborah Nutz of Beaufort, S.C.; two daughters, Christina and husband, Terry Donovan of Omaha and Penny and husband, Danny Gardner of Arapahoe; one brother, Doug and wife, Della Shoop of Paulden, Ariz.; one sister, Blanche and husband, Elmer Reicherts of Swandale, Iowa; 13 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
Services are Saturday, 10:30 a.m., at the Christian Church of Christ of Arapahoe with the Rev. Don Sailer officiating. Interment will be in the Arapahoe Cemetery in Arapahoe.
Visitation is today, 4-8 p.m., and Friday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., at Wenburg Funeral Home.
Condolences and personal reflections can be left at www.wenburgfuneralhome.com.
Memorials can be given to the Beaver City Assisted Living Manor.
Wenburg Funeral Home of Arapahoe is in charge of the arrangements.