M: 11 Oct 1930, Elna Albertina Lander b. 01 Nov 1912, in Skane Township, Kittson County, MN to August and Emmy Lander, d. 22 Feb 22, 1999, age 86.
FN: Unknown Mathews
Children of Frank Mathews and Elna Lander:
(Not in order)
B: 05 Sep 1932, Hallock, MN
D: 18 Apr 2003, North Valley Nursing Home, Tonasket, WA
M: Jo Unknown
M: Boni Unknown
M: Sharon Unknown
M: Janet Unknown
M: Unknown Anderson, Hallock, MN
Kittson County Enterprise Obituary
March 17, 1999
Elna Albertina Mathews, 86, Oroville, Washington died Monday, Feb. 22, 1999 at the Valley Care Center in Okanogan, Washington.
She was born Nov. 1, 1912 in Skane Township, Kittson County to August and Emmy Lander. She grew up and attended school in Northcote.
She married Frank Mathews Oct. 11, 1930 in Warren. Elna, her husband Frank and their children moved to Oroville in 1951.
Elna spent many hours working in her yard. Her love for flowers and beautiful things always evident. Strangers would often stop by her garden to express how beautiful everything was. She continued to work her flower garden until her death. She was a member of the V.F.W.
Her husband, Frank, preceded her in death in 1974. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Chester and Arvid.
She is survived by two daughters, Frances Anderson, Hallock; Aimee Mathews, Kirkland, Washington; four sons, Lloyd (Jo) and Kenneth (Bonni), all of Oroville; Lynden (Sharon), North Bend and DuWayne (Janet), Wenatchee; two brothers, Roy (Char), Phoenix, Arizona; and Leonard (Opal), Brainerd; three sisters, Gladys Kinshella, Fargo, Naomi Giffen, Phoenix, Aris. and Lenore Forfang, Sunnyvale, California; 20 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren.
Services were held Friday, Feb. 26, 1999 at the Bergh Chapel in Oroville officiated by Pastor Jon Conroe. Interment was Oroville Riverview Cemetery. Bergh Funeral Service of Oroville was in charge of arrangements.