Matthiesen, Jerry Andrew Born in Seattle, Washington in 1937 to Andrew and Betty Matthiesen, passed away suddenly from a stroke on September 14, 2006 while visiting his family in Redondo Beach, California. He was surrounded by his wife, Carol (Bousquet) Matthiesen and his 4 daughters, Desiree, Michon, Traci, and Nicole; his son-in-law, Steve Leonard and his long-time friend, Jim Huber. He is survived by 3 grandchildren: Dominique and Erin Leonard and Cooper Morse. He was preceded in death by his sister, Karleen Ledum Bonus. Jerry graduated from the University of Washington and received a Bachelors degree in Nursing in 1960. He then joined the United States Army where he attended Anesthesia school. He served a tour in Vietnam, was a proud member of the Delta Force and retired from the military after 20 years of service. He continued his career as a Nurse Anesthetist in Payson, Utah for 20 more years before retiring to the sun and golf courses of Goodyear, Arizona. He was an awesome husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was a sports enthusiast and a worthy competitor on the golf course, tennis court and softball field. There will be a Memorial Service at American Martyr's Catholic Church in Manhattan Beach, California on Friday, September 22nd at 2:00 pm with a reception immediately following at the Holy Family Parish House. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Save the Children Foundation.

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  1. Carol: Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We will miss Jerry. He was a terrific individual.We love you. Sincerely, Wilma and Richard

  2. I am so sad to hear about Jerry. I just saw him at Karleen’s service and he looked great. This is a hard time for you and you have my best wishes and warmest thoughts. Janet Slauson (grew up with Karleen and Jerry – stayed at your house in Utah for BYU game in 1999)

  3. Suzanne and I were extremely saddened to hear about your loss of Jerry. I enjoyed knowing him and having him as a team mate. Everytime I use “our shared” first baseman’s mitt, I will think of him. Sorry we can’t be at the services but we are just closing up the place in Seattle and heading back to Goodyear next week. You will all be in our thoughts and we will call upon our return to AZ to see in what way we can be of help. We are sending a donation to the Save the Children Foundation as well as purchasing a back pack in Jerry’s name though the Wounded Warrior Project. Our warmest wishes, Jack & Suzanne Arango Davis Team mate and Fan

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