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Peggy Mathews

June 10, 1935 — September 17, 2022

Peggy Mathews, 87, passed away peacefully due to causes incident with age September 17, 2022. As a family we cannot adequately convey the tremendous loss we feel at the passing of our angel mother, but we are all joyous in that fact that our parents celebrated their wedding anniversary together this year.
June 10, 1935, a perfect baby daughter was born to Victor Allen and Bernice Bailey Olsen in Logan, Utah. She would be the only child born to these wonderful parents and grew up in a loving and nurturing home in Young Ward. Although she did not have siblings, her cousins Betty Beecher, Renee LaBeau, and Evan Olsen would be her trusted companions and dear friends throughout life.
Peggy attended Wellsville Junior High and South Cache High School. She loved school and the choice friendships she made there. At this time in her life, music became very important. She was an accomplished pianist and was a Wasserman piano student. She was the accompanist for the girls’ choir “Con Motto” as a sophomore and sang with a double trio the “Modernettes.” She loved music and the many opportunities to sing and accompany others during her entire life. One of her schoolteachers, Wilma Hall a Business English and shorthand teacher at South Cache, had a profound influence on Peggy. She credits the amazing training from Miss Hall with helping her pass a government test and get a job with KVNU.
She met Grant Mathews for the first time as a sophomore at a school dance. She thoroughly enjoyed dancing with Grant during the evening but was offended when he asked if she would ride home with his friend. She didn’t speak to him for quite a while after that. It was the following year that the Senior Class put on a program called the “Senior Hits” which was a tradition at South Cache. Even though Peggy was just a Junior, she was asked to accompany the program. Grant was the Student Body President and Master of Ceremonies, and during times when the director was working with other groups Grant would sit on the piano bench with Peggy. That was when they started talking and communicating again. Not long after, Grant asked Peggy to a Christmas Dance, and they dated each other almost exclusively after that. September 18, 1953, Grant and Peggy were married in the Logan Temple for Time and All Eternity. Over the years they were blessed with 5 children, Blake, Susan, Diane, Darin, and Steve, each considering growing up with these amazing parents the greatest gift a child could be given in this life.
Grant’s employment took them to Bountiful, Utah; Sacramento, California; back to Bountiful; Grace, Idaho; and ultimately back to Logan, Utah. With each of these moves, Peggy was his full support and took the opportunity to develop many close friends wherever she lived. When Grant and Peggy moved back to Logan, Peggy reentered the work force and took employment with Cache County, first in the Weed Department then moving to the Extension Office. She loved her work and cherished the relationships she made with her coworkers and the 4-H groups she helped over her 26 years with the County.
Peggy was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and had a firm and unwavering testimony her entire life. She served wherever she was called with full dedication. She was a masterful teacher and would prepare so well when she taught that she never used a manual. Along with teaching in every organization, she served as a Primary President, Young Women counselor, Relief Society President and Counselor, Stake Young Women President, Stake Relief Society Counselor, and Stake Primary Secretary along with many opportunities to accompany different organizations and choirs in all her wards. She also served in the baptistry of the Logan Temple and as a sealing secretary for many years. Once again, each opportunity brought more treasured friends into her life.
Through all the opportunities, her family was always her top priority, her most cherished blessing and her greatest joy. She was the best support and biggest fan of every one of her children and grandchildren. She loved their sporting events, dancing competitions and music accomplishments. She often commented how she couldn’t believe that one ‘only child’ could be blessed with such an amazing posterity totaling 96 to date.
Peggy was preceded in death by her husband Grant, parents, V. Allen and Bernice Olsen, and her grandson Scott Mathews Lemon. She is survived by her 5 children, Blake and Patti Mathews (Centerville, Utah), Susan and Lynn Lemon (Providence, Utah), Diane and Kai Hintze (Centerville, Utah), Darin and Andrea Mathews (Millville, Utah), and Steve Mathews and Rob Eckman (Salt Lake City, Utah). She is also survived by 23 grandchildren, 66 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild.
A viewing will be held Friday evening September 23rd from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at Allen Hall Mortuary. Funeral Services will be Saturday, September 24th at 11:00 am with a viewing prior beginning at 9:30 am at the Lundstrom Park 1st Ward Building, 1260 North 1600 East, Logan, Utah. Interment will be at the Logan Cemetery.
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