Barbara's Story

BERLIN, CONN. - Barbara (Ames) Matson, 92, of Berlin, Connecticut, widow of Samson Matson, died Sunday, October 4, 2015.

Born in Lagrange, Maine, the daughter of the late Roy C. Ames and Velma Henry Ames, she graduated from Washington State Normal School and the University of Maine, began her teaching career in Bar Harbor and Lagrange, Maine, and continued for many years at schools in Connecticut. She was a member of the Kensington United Methodist Church, the Eastern Star, and the VFW Auxiliary. Barbara is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Pauline Matson of Berlin; her daughter and son-in-law, Beverly and Ben VanderGulik of Kensington; three grandchildren, Kelly Turner and her husband, Frank, Ryan Matson and his wife, Kate, and Ian VanderGulik; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her 5 sisters, E. Velna Cowing, Elfie Small, Rebecca Sereyko, Helen Parish, and Patricia Nikodym.
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