Lois Jean Moon Matthews


Lois Jean Moon Matthews, age 89, passed away Oct. 1, from dementia.

Lois was born March 19, 1928, the fourth child of Harry Moon and Anna Hoopes Moon, in Evanston. She attended and graduated from Evanston High School in 1946, and she went to the University of Wyoming for a brief time.

She married Vyron Sconce on March 19, 1953; they later divorced. Lois worked in the office for Utah Power & Light Company for 28 years before retiring.

She married Leslie W. Matthews on Nov. 19, 1979, in Elko, Nevada. He was a retired railroad engineer and a bicycle repairman. They shared many good times. He preceded her in death in December of 2000. Coincidently, Lois passed away on what would have been Les’s 100th birthday.

Lois loved flowers — both inside and outside of her home. She and Les shared a love of gambling in Wendover, Nevada, and playing the Idaho lottery. She was an accomplished knitter and loved to decorate and collect eggs. She had no children and wanted none, but she enjoyed her two nieces and five nephews.

Lois was preceded in death by her parents; her infant brother, Franklin Wesley Moon; brother, Jack A. (Laura) Moon; sister, Gladys Fae (Ralph) Cottrell; her first husband, Vyron Sconce; and husband, Leslie Matthews.

She is survived by nieces Paula (Wynn) Cottrell Ferrell of Gilbert, Arizona; and Coleen (Roger) Cornia of Evanston; and nephews David J. Moon and Wesley G. Moon of Evanston; Larry Cottrell, Gordon (Darlene) Cottrell and Mark (Linda) Cottrell.

She especially enjoyed her great niece, Suz Cornia (Kody) Lamb. She recently became a great-great-aunt in May of this year, with the birth of Ruby Sage Cornia (Ryan and Diane Cornia).

Her cremated remains will be placed in the “Moon Family” lot in the Evanston City Cemetery. Memorial services will take place at a letter date.

Online condolences may be given at crandallfhevanston.com.

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