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.
Date: Saturday, April 28, 2018
Time: 11:00 am
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
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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