Cary Matthews Obituary

Cary C. Matthews
Cary C. Matthews

March 24, 1947 - December 2, 2019
Born in Compton, CA
Resided in La Pine, Oregon


Cary C. Matthews
March 24, 1947 to December 2, 2019

Cary was born to Edgar “Troy” Matthews and Eva “Darlene” Wright Matthews on March 24, 1947 in Compton, California. He grew up in both So. and No. California and graduated from high school in Fillmore, California in 1965.

Cary married Susan Southwick in 1965 and they were divorced in 2003. Their children are Cheryl, Randy and Shanna.

Cary enlisted in the Air Force in 1965 and served for four years in the area of communications.

He joined the Washington State Patrol in 1969, serving many positions and ranks before retiring in 1996. After retirement, Cary moved to La Pine to work with his father at La Pine Redi Mix Inc. Cary bought the company in 2005, and worked there until he passed.

Cary married Kathy Dumas in 2004. He was Stepfather to Kari, Kristin and Nigel.

Cary enjoyed sports, camping, fishing and travel. He loved meeting new people, helping others and spending time with family and friends. He was an active part of the La Pine Community and kept in close touch with his friends from WSP. Cary touched many lives, and will be deeply missed.

Cary Matthews is survived by his wife Kathy, his ex-wife Susan, his children Cheryl Reeser (Scott), Randy Matthews, Shanna (Ty Yount), step-children Kari Ward (Steve Skrocki), Kristin Koozer (Scott) and Nigel Dumas (Toma). Cary has 11 grandchildren: Kylie La Branche, Chase La Branche, Collin La Branche, Johnny La Branche, Garrett Reeser, Gage Reeser, Tyler Matthews, Halie Matthews, Cameron Matthews and Casey Ward. He has one great-granddaughter, Hazely Underwood. Cary is also survived by his brother Larry Matthews, his nieces and nephews, Beverly, Shelly, Jimmy and Casey, and their children and grandchildren, along with many close cousins, aunts and uncles.

Cary’s Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, December 13, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the La Pine Senior Activity Center, followed by his burial at Pilot Butte Cemetery in Bend OR at 2:00 p.m. A private viewing will be held on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at Baird's Memorial Chapel in La Pine OR from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. There will also be another service in Olympia in January, date, time and place to be determined at a later date.




La Pine Senior Center
16450 Victory Way
La Pine, OR US 97739
Friday, December 13, 2019
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM