, Port Arthur, Texas

March 8, 2013

Bertha B. Matthijetz

The Port Arthur News

—    Bertha B. Matthijetz, 94, of Ava, Missouri, formerly of Groves, died Sunday, March 3, 2013. She was born on March 31, 1918, in Many, Louisiana, to Pinkie and John McGarrahan.

   Bert is survived by her sons, Gilbert Matthijetz, Jr. and his wife, Peggy, of Ava, Missouri and Greg Matthijetz of Bryan; special niece, Karen LaBorde of Nederland; dear sister-in-law, Ella Moore of Pflugerville; and many more nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband of forty-three years, Gilbert Matthijetz, Sr.; and sister, Johnnie Greene.

   A gathering of Mrs. Matthijetz’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, March 8, 2013, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. Her funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 9, 2013, at Broussard’s, with interment to follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Groves.

   In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, 5000 Gulfway Drive, Port Arthur, Texas 77642 or to a charity of one’s choice.

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