Patricia Losaw Matthews

December 24, 1934June 17, 2014
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Patricia Losaw Matthews, 79, of Newton went home to be with her Lord and her loving husband of 55 years, Jack, on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at Catawba Regional Hospice after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s. We surely understand why they call this disease the slow goodbye.

Born December 24, 1934 in Albany, New York, she was the daughter of the late Franklin W. and Genevieve Eunice Cheney Losaw. Mrs. Matthews retired from Jackson Lea. She loved to dance, enjoyed gospel music especially sung by Elvis, loved her family and she adored her dog Precious. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Newton where she was involved with the Care ministries and visiting shut-ins.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Jack Matthews.

Survivors include her daughters, Donna Boone and husband William of Conover and Cindy Sigmon of Newton; son, Tom Matthews and wife Tina of Winston-Salem; grandchildren Brittany Lineberger and husband Bobby, and Colby Bolick and wife Jenna; great grandchild Kaden Bolick; and a brother, Franklin Losaw Jr. and wife Shirley of Charlotte, NC; and a number of nieces and nephews.

A Service of Remembrance will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 23, 2014 at First United Methodist Church in Newton. Rev. Dr. David S. Greene and Rev. Willis Greene will officiate.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday at Drum Funeral Home in Conover.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, PO Box 926, Newton, NC 28658 or to Alzheimer’s Association, 3800 Shamrock Dr., Charlotte, NC 28215, or to Catawba Valley Regional Hospice, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC 28658.

The family would like to say “from the bottom of our heart thank you for all the special angels that touched our mom and our life during this illness. We will remember each of you forever”.eene will officiate and burial will follow in Eastview Cemetery.


  • Visitation Sunday, June 22, 2014
  • Service of Remembrance Monday, June 23, 2014

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Barbara Boyd

June 25, 2014

Cindy & Donna
Sorry to hear about your mother,we think they will always be with us but we just don't know. I remember how pleasant she was to be around & how she treated me in her home as if I was one of her children.I lost contract from you all, so sorry life is so short & your mom had a good life.
A friend always & prayers will be with you
Barbara Boyd
Claremont, NC

June 22, 2014

Dear Cindy, Donna and Tom...what wonderful parents you had. I worked with Tom for many years at Catawba County Gov. and got to know Pat at that time. She was so friendly, vivacious, never met a stranger, you could not help but love her. I'm so very sorry we did not know she was in Hospice and you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Coleen & Bob Howery

Dave Spears

June 22, 2014

This msg is for Cindy; Dave Spears here from the Methodist Church singles group from yrs ago.....I met your Mom a few times; I always liked her....I lost my Mom 2 yrs ago & my Dad has the Alzhimer disease now & is in Icard, NC for now...Cindy; if you get a chance; e-mail me at & we can talk, cause I have lost your number & I would like to kinda catch up...Again my sympthies....Dave

Richard Bolick

June 20, 2014

Cindy, Donna and Tom
What a joy the memories of Pat and Jack bring to my life. They were special people in our lives and true friends. Sharing the fun on the dance floor, a trip to the beach, or just swapping lies and war stories together made each time we were together just wonderful. They will be missed, but only a short time till we meet again. Love to you all and may God's Blessing be with you as each of you recall your own special memories of Pat and Jack.

Love you both Tom and Tina

June 20, 2014

You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Katrina Stewart

June 18, 2014

Cindy, I would just like to say I enjoyed caring for your family while working at the doctor's office. Pat was always so much fun, bringing her General International Foods instant coffee with her and sharing with us....I'm still hooked on the blame stuff. She was an absolute joy and I know her true self will certainly be missed. It's hard to give up someone with Alzheimer's. My mother had the same dreaded disease. Seems like you say goodbye years before they actually pass away. Know that you are in my prayers and we love you dearly. Katrina and Frank Stewart