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Lorie (Ruth Lorena) Mattson age 70 passed away at her youngest daughter Crystal's home
in Spring Creek Nevada on March 16, 2015. Lorie was born the youngest of seven children on
June 26, 1944 to Ruth and Lorenzo Hemmert of St. Charles, Idaho. Her older siblings were:
Virginia (Bateman), Anita (Markham), Dwight, Dora May (Mower), William and Hervin. Lorie
was adored and doted upon by her family.
Lorie graduated from Fielding High School in 1962 and attended Stevens-Henagar College in
Utah. She married her sweetheart, Terrance Brewer Mattson, also from St. Charles, on
March 2, 1963 in Las Vegas Nevada.
Their children: Terresa Mattson Hottell, John Terrance Mattson, Lorie Ann Mattson
Hennings, Shane Lorenzo Mattson, and Crystal Dayle Mattson.
The couple purchased Mattson Machinery, the John Deere dealership in Montpelier, from
Terrance's father Eldon, early in their marriage.They developed close ties to the
community. Lorie was known locally as the 'parts lady'. As years progressed,
they built their dream home upon Jericho hill outside of St. Charles, where they raised
their children until relocating to Nevada in 1987.
Lorie loved working, and she loved people. She found her calling in running her
parent's business, the Bear Lake Hot Springs located on the east side of Bear Lake.
Many recall seeing "the pretty little blonde lady with a big pistol strapped to her
side walking the grounds or cooking her famous burgers in the kitchen". She was a
friendly outgoing soul who was known to be a friend to all. She lived by her motto of
"telling it like it is".Her son John said "Mom could walk into a new town
and within 20 minutes have made a new best friend where as it would have taken me five
years to make one".Lorie lived her life fully, always ready and willing to take on a
challenge. Her strength of character, and her humor were well known among family and
friends. Lorie loved the outdoors, from fishing to snowmobiling and everything in
between. Spending time with family meant everything to Lorie. Whether it was watching
old movies together or playing marathon championship games of scra!
bble, she loved every minute of it.
Lorie was preceded in death by parents Lorenzo and Ruth. Her brothers William, Dwight,
Hervin, her sisters Virginia and Anita, and her late husband Terrance Mattson.
She is survived by
Her sister, Dora May Mower, Her sister-in-law: Joyce Hemmert, Her children, Terresa
Mattson Hottell of Winnemucca Nevada, John Terrance (Alexis) Mattson of Winnemucca Nevada,
Lorie Ann (Scot) Hennings of Nounan, Shane Lorenzo Mattson of Montpelier, Crystal Dayle
Mattson (Jordan Passey) of Spring Creek, Nevada.
Her Grandchildren, Gatlin D (Melanie) Hennings, Elyssa Rae (Doran) Hyde, Heather Marie
Hennings, Corinne Dayle Mattson, Sharidan Lee Mattson, Lorenzo Terrance Mattson, Mason
John Mattson, Shane Kole Mattson, TJ (Terrance John) Mattson, Noah Mattson Passey, Her
great-grandchildren, Gunner D Hennings, Gage D Hennings and many, many nieces, nephews,
cousins, and friends.
Lorie Mattson was a woman of worth, and lived her life her way. She will be sorely
Funeral services were held at the St. Charles Ward Church on Monday March 23. Burial was
held at the St. Charles Cemetery immediately following.Lorie Mattson RGB
This entry was posted on Friday, March 27th, 2015
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