NAHCOTTA - Nahcotta resident Floyd Mathis died March 5, 2003 at his home at the age of 60. He was born on Feb. 16, 1943 in Maud, Texas. His father died when he was six months old and he was 12 when he moved with his mother to Vancouver.

Mr. Mathis last worked for Attbar Plastics in Ridgefield until he was forced into early retirement due to ill health.

He married Betty L. Farrell in July 1980 in Vancouver. Following his retirement they moved Nahcotta in 2002.

Mr. Mathis loved fishing with his son, Ron, and he loved hunting with Ron and his grandson Christopher. It was quality time they all truly enjoyed. Until becoming ill, you would always find him working in his wood shop. He enjoyed spending his spare time there and made many wonderful things. He will be dearly missed by his family and many friends.

Survivors include his loving wife LaVohne (Betty) at home in Nahcotta; seven children: Ron Mathis of Vancouver, Becky Mathis and Suzie Deluna both of Richland, Melody Scarborough of Jerome, Ariz., Debra Crooks of Blackfoot, Idaho, Robert Kilpatrick of Arkansas and Gary Mathis of Woodland; five brothers and sisters: John Mathis of Portland, Ore., Mary Bennett of Vancouver, Joe Mathis of Dallas, Texas, and Goldie Hone and Tabitha (Sue)Talitha both of Vancouver; 18 grandchildren and two great-granddaughters that he loved doting on.

A gathering of family and friends will be held at his son Ron Mathis' home in Vancouver. Arrangements by Penttila's Chapel by The Sea, Long Beach.

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