obit: Mattie L. Risner Matocha
Brazosport Facts, The (Clute, TX) - June 1, 2009
Deceased Name: Mattie L. MatochaMattie L. Matocha was born on December 14, 1931, to Jesse Albert and Clara McCants Risner in Evergreen, Texas, and she passed from this life on May 29, 2009, in Houston, Texas, at the age of 77.Mattie spent all of her adult life in West Columbia and was married to Patrick Matocha until his death in 1976. She also was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Irvin Risner; a sister, Elsie McAdams; and a niece, Irma French. She retired from Intermedics in 1997.Survivors include her children, Patrick Matocha and wife, Connie, of West Columbia and Susan Bennett of Angleton; grandchildren, Justin and Clint Matocha and Casey and Brianna Bennett; and a brother, Barney Risner of Coldspring.Funeral services will be held on Tuesday June 2, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. at Baker Funeral Home Chapel in West Columbia with Bro. D.O. Foster officiating. Visitation will be held on Monday, June 1, 2009, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.Pallbearers will be Clint and Justin Matocha, Cole Harrison, Derek Shaw, Ricky Gibson and Chuck Howe. The family is requesting in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Meals on Wheels through the Senior Citizens Center in West Columbia.We would like to send a special thanks to the ICU staff at Kindred Hospital. They were wonderful. Special thanks goes to her nurse, Adrian, who was a jewel.Mattie had a special friend that was her constant companion for the last 10 years and that was her beloved Dachshund, Holly. Holly will miss her dearly along with all the rest of her family and friends.Rest in peace, Mom.