Donald Matheson Memorial Fund

Campaign Created by: David Matheson
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The funds from this campaign will be received by Peggy Matheson.


Goal : $15,000

Raised : $6,670

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Donald Matheson was an incredibly loving husband to his wife, Peggy, for 54 years. After gradually declining over the past several months due to illness, Donald died suddenly after emergency surgery on October 15, 2021. It was discovered that he had Stage 4 rectal cancer during the surgery and would not have survived much longer regardless of the surgical outcome. He loved Jesus, and we entrust him to the Lord's grace and mercy.

Donald served in the US Army, helped build the USS Nimitz and Eisenhower aircraft carriers while with Virginia's Newport News Shipbuilding, and spent 28 years working at Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. in Virginia before retiring 15 years ago.

Over the last few years, Donald's life revolved around his care for Peggy, allowing only time for him to be active in his church but little else. Unfortunately, to meet mounting medical costs due to Peggy's Parkinson's Disease, Donald allowed his life insurance to lapse and his retirement account to deplete to the point that what remains is not even enough to pay for his burial, much less support his wife now in her time of need.

The loss of Donald hits even harder as Peggy mourns the death of her twin sister, Judy, who passed just nine days earlier on October 6, 2021.

Peggy needs financial support immediately in order to pay for her husband's burial on Saturday, October 23, and she will need additional support going forward to help pay unsettled bills that accumulated during her husband's illness and are now past due.

Please consider a donation to assist this kind Christian woman in her time of need. She has suffered well for a long time now, with loving assistance from her dear husband, but she is entering a period of desperation given her dire financial need.

Thank you for your consideration. God bless you all.

(Should donations exceed Peggy's financial need, any excess will be donated to God's Storehouse food pantry in Danville, Va.)



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