Jackie Louise Matthews

Jackie Louise Matthews
Jackie Louise Matthews

Jackie L. Matthews, age 64 passed away unexpectedly, Wednesday, May, 21, 2014.

Jackie was born in Madison on March, 18 1950, the daughter of Jacqueline (Dolly) L. Matthews and John J. Matthews.

Jackie will be remembered for her love of children, flower and vegetable gardening, cooking, photography and her artistic talents. She had a heart for those who were less fortunate.

She is survived by her son Carl (CJ) R. Matthews-Barr (Emily) and grandson Owen Robert; her mother Jacqueline (Dolly) L. (Jim Mayer), her siblings, Cheri, John, Suzanne (Jim), Mark (Terri) and Todd (Jennifer), along with 10 nieces and nephews and 5 great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her Father, John J. Matthews and companion Carl A. Barr.

A private family service will be held to honor Jackie’s life.

“Life is but a stopping place,
A pause in what’s to be,
A resting place along the road,
to sweet eternity.
We all have different journeys,
Different paths along the way,
We all were meant to learn some things,
but never meant to stay…
Our destination is a place,
Far greater than we know.
For some the journey’s quicker,
For some the journey’s slow.
And when the journey finally ends,
We’ll claim a great reward,
And find an everlasting peace,
Together with the lord
So do not stand at my grave and weep:
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on the snow:
I am the sunlight on ripened grain:
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die. I am on my way home to heaven. I have just begun to live.”

Memorials may be made to The Arc Dane County, 6602 Grand Teton Plz, Madison, WI 53719