Hazel Matthews

Obituary of Hazel Mae Matthews

Hazel Mae Matthews, passed away peacefully the afternoon of December 16, 2023, in the care of her daughters and son-in-law, Linda Smith and Ann and Bill Minton. She was 98 years old. Hazel was the eldest of 6 children born to Edwin and Nellie Baldridge near Powhatan, Arkansas. She married a classmate, Earl Matthews on graduation night April 30, 1943. In the early 1950s, they moved their family to Yuba City, CA, where her sisters and brothers also settled. Hazel went to Beauty School and had her own shop. Earl farmed peaches and walnuts on their ranch on Garden Hwy. They were members of Tierra Buena Baptist Church. Hazel is survived by her daughters and son-in-law; 5 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and 5 great-great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Ben Ivy; sister-in-law, Dolores Baldridge; and sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Juanita and Leon Helms of Smithville, Arkansas. She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Earl Matthews; 5 brothers and sisters, Alfred Baldridge, Ray Baldridge (Lillie), Wilma Webb (Wayman), Celbra Milligan (Anthony); and Ruby Ivy.
A private burial was held at Sutter Cemetery.

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