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Mary Matisinez

Mary Christine Matisinez, 59, formerly of Slatington, passed away at her home in Tonsina, Alaska. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of Martha C. (Weber) Matisinez of Slatington and the late Francis W. Matisinez. Mary was a 1972 graduate of Slatington High School and studied Journalism at the University of Alaska Anchorage. She enjoyed her adventurous life traveling throughout the world and spent her summers in Alaska and her winters in Kealea, Hawaii with occasional visits back home to her family in Slatington. Mary worked for a number of years for various oil industry companies on the North Slope of Alaska. She also was the owner/guide of Alaska Whitewater rafting in Anchorage, Alaska.

Survivors: Mother, Martha C. of Slatington. Brother; Francis Matisinez and wife Carol. Sisters; Regina and husband Jeffrey Soldridge, Ann and husband George Lett all of Slatington, and Yvonne and husband Calvin Patterson of Northampton. Nephews; Jeffrey Soldridge and Christopher Matisinez.

Services: Memorial Mass 11am Friday June 13, 2014 Assumption BVM Church, 649 W. Washington St, Slatington. No Calling hours. Arrangements are under the care of Harding Funeral Home, Slatington.

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You are missed, the real you shines out from your picture. Another Ukulele Angel for a Kanikapila in the old Hawaiin way. Say hello to Bruddah Iz, and save us a place at the campfire. Your friend Esteven

Steve Beveridge Jun 12 2014 12:00 AM

Mary, we miss you so much already. We've cried enough tears to fill a Class 5 river. We are confident and comforted knowing that Our Lord is now guiding you, on your eternal journey through Paradise, and we look forward to joining you there. We will live with our wonderful memories of you and pray for your eternal rest. Know that we love you and miss you.

Ann & George Jun 10 2014 12:00 AM