Barbara Lee Matthews
October 25, 1954 :: Dayton, Ohio
March 28, 2019 :: Aurora, Colorado
Celebration of Life Service will be 3:00 pm Saturday, April 13, 2019 at:
Parkview Congregational Church: 12444 E Parkview Drive Aurora, Co 80011.
Please wear Colorado Rockies colors.
Barbara “Bobbie” Matthews
October 25, 1954 – March 28, 2019
Barbara “Bobbie” Matthews, 64, of Aurora, Colorado passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side Thursday afternoon March 28, 2019.
Born in Dayton, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Earl and Phyllis (nee Schramm) Matthews. A 1973 graduate of Lakewood High School (Lakewood, Ohio), Bobbie served in the U.S. Air Force (1975-1979) as a Recreation Specialist at Offutt AFB in Bellevue, Nebraska and received her Licensed Practical Nursing diploma in 1982 (University of Nebraska). Bobbie played on the Fitzsimons women’s softball team, played co-ed softball in Aurora, and coached (girls) softball in Aurora for the city of Aurora, Showtime, Illusion travel team, and was an Assistant coach at Eaglecrest High School. In August 2016 she retired from the Department of Defense, Office of the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniform Services (OCHAMPUS) / TRICARE Management Activity (TMA)/Defense Health Agency (DHA). Bobbie was a member of Parkview Congregational Church, United Church of Christ where she had taught Sunday school and served on the Christian Education Team. Bobbie had a “green thumb”, enjoyed camping with her family and friends, and was an avid Colorado Rockies fan.
Surviving is her loving wife/partner in life of 34 years, Natalie Nethers whom she was legally able to marry August 15, 2015; proud and loving mother of two children, Amanda Matthews (Nate Carmichael), and Rebekah (Adam) Matthews-Trimble; a sister, Carolyn Scott (David), brothers and sister in-laws, Timothy (Mary Jane), Gary (Melody), Terry and cousin Ken (Kim); mother in-law, Sue Nethers. Brother in-laws and sister in-laws, Craig (Diana) Nethers, Jennifer (Bob) Flowers, and Travis (Melanie) Nethers; Aunt of several nieces, nephews, great-Aunt of 7, and many friends, who were considered family.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Larry, sister in-law Theresa Matthews, niece Jacklyn Matthews, Uncle/Aunt Clyde and Clara Mae Matthews, and father in-law, Terry Nethers.
Memorial Contributions may be made to:
Parkview Congregational Church www.parkviewucc.org
Ray of Hope Foundation www.rockymountaincancerassistance.org
Thanks to the doctors, nurses, and staff of the Rocky Mountain Cancer Center, Ponderosa Family Physicians, The Aurora Medical Center, Compassus Hospice & Palliative Care, and All Veterans Funeral and Cremation for your dedication, compassion, and love.