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Melvin "Mel" James Mathews

October 18, 1940 - April 19, 2018

Melvin James Mathews


Oct. 18, 1940 – April 19, 2018


Beloved husband and father Melvin “Mel” James Mathews died April 19, 2018 due to complications from heart valve surgery.


Mel was born Oct. 18, 1940 in South Gate, Calif., to Everett and Isabell Mathews. Mel graduated from South Eugene High School and Southern Oregon University. Mel had a successful 40 year career in medical sales as the owner of Northwest Medical Concepts.


Mel was married to Virginia “Jeanie” Mathews for nearly 50 years. Mel was devoted to his family and loved spending time with his grandchildren and going to all their activities.


Mel was predeceased by his sister, Connie. He is survived by his brother, Marvin Mathews of Lake Head, Calif.; wife, Jeanie; daughter, Lisa (Rodney) Thornburg; son, John Mathews; and grandchildren, Luke, Lexee and Jack Mathews and Ava and Ryan Thornburg.


A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 28, 2018, at St. John’s the Baptist Catholic Church in Milwaukie.


In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to or charity of your choice.

Service Information

Service Information

Date: Saturday, April 28, 2018

Time: 11:00 am

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church


10956 SE 25th Ave
Milwaukie, Oregon 97222

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Milwaukie, Oregon.

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