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In Memorium: Daniel John Matheny

Saturday, July 29th, 2023

Note from Nancy Matheny: “Just wanted to let you know that my husband passed away March 5, 2023 here in Lebanon, Oregon. His name is Daniel John Matheny, son of Donald Edward Matheny, son of Edward Harry Matheny, Son of Jocelyn Grey Matheny, son of Daniel B. Matheny, son of Daniel Matheny. I know many of you from reunions in the past.”

Daniel ‘Dan’ John Matheny

Dec. 25, 1946 – March 5, 2023

Daniel “Dan” John Matheny, 76, of Lebanon, passed away March 5, 2023.

He was born Dec. 25, 1946, in Portland, the second son of Donald Edward and Dale Sylvia (Power) Matheny.

He grew up in Halsey and remembers dressing up to go into Lebanon. He was proud of his pioneer heritage and had ancestors who came over in 1843 in one of the first wagon trains to Oregon.

Dan served in the United States Air Force, retiring after serving for over 22 years.

He was a computer operator, recreation specialist (he taught water skiing at Lake LBJ in Texas), flight simulator instructor and missile site manager.

While serving he lived in Texas, Washington, Guam, Idaho, Illinois, South Dakota and Missouri.

After retiring from the Air Force he returned to his beloved Oregon and eventually opened his own hearing aid business.

He then lived in Bend, Burns, Woodburn, Keizer and Lebanon. In 2009 he became the owner of Oregon Hearing Health Service and commuted from Keizer until 2015 when he and his wife bought their dream property outside Lebanon.

He enjoyed church, woodworking, gardening, fishing, reading, playing chess and Words with Friends. He loved his family.

Dan is survived by his wife of 52 years, Nancy of Lebanon; four children David (Halli) Matheny of Leander, Texas, Samuel Matheny of Corvallis, Katrina (Kevin) Shaffer of Williamsburg, Va.; and Andrew (Carrie) Matheny of Gresham; one brother, Ronald (Susan) Matheny of Madras; and 10 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and step-parents; two brothers, Thomas David Matheny (1950-1971), and James Alan Matheny (1946-2004); and one sister who died at birth in 1943, Jeanette Ann Matheny.

In Memorium: Dennis T. Matheny

Wednesday, August 10th, 2022

Dennis T. Matheny January 17, 1945 – January 17, 2020

Dennis T. Matheny, 75 of Grants Pass passed away Friday, January 17, 2020 at Applegate House in Grants Pass.

Private interment was held Friday, January 24, 2020 at Hopewell Cemetery, Dayton, Oregon

Dennis was born on January 17, 1945 in San Francisco, California to Erston and Evelyn (Hickson) Matheny. He was raised in Daly City, California and graduated from Jefferson High School in 1962. Dennis married Jo-Ann Swanson on May 1, 1978 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Dennis owned and operated Den’s Electronics from the early 1970’s until he sold the business to retire in 1978. After a short retirement he purchased Mr. Z’s stamp and coin store in Burlingame, California. He operated this store until he sold it in 1989 and moved to Southern Oregon.

Dennis enjoyed Stamp and Coin Collecting and Dealing. He was known for his great sense of humor. He was a member of The Southern Oregon Philatelic Society. He was also a member of the Medford Rogue Rotary Club since 1995. He was dearly loved by his family and will be missed by many, as he was always willing to lend a helping hand.

Survivors include his Wife Jo-Ann Matheny of Grants Pass, OR; daughter, Victoria Cordero of Modesto, CA; daughter Michelle Matheny of Modesto, CA; daughter Cindy Wilson of Grants Pass, OR; sister, Linda Boyle of Medford, OR; Four Grandchildren and 2 Great Grandchildren.

IN MEMORIAM: Louis Rodge

Saturday, July 10th, 2021

We are very sad to report that Louis Rodge passed on July 8, 2021.  He was a remarkable person and a great contributor to the HMC family.  He was a William S. Cooper descendant.  Our condolences to his wife, Barbara, son, Mikey, and the rest of his family.

Louis at the 2019 Reunion with Karson Kerr.

The service for Louis will be Saturday, July 17, 2021 at 10 a.m. at the LDS church at 15555 SW 98th Ave., Tigard, OR 97224.