Evelyn Irene (Lam) Cline Matthews

November 23, 1932May 24, 2019

Evelyn Irene Lam Cline Matthews, 86, of Weyers Cave passed away on Friday, May 24, 2019 at Bridgewater Home.

She was born on November 23, 1932 in Rockingham County and was the daughter of the late Jesse and Edith Harmon Lam.

Evelyn was raised in McGaheysville and graduated from McGaheysville High School; she had lived in the Weyers Cave community for 60 years. She was a member of the Pleasant Valley Church of the Brethren in Weyers Cave and was co-owner of Welty C. Cline Excavating Inc. before retiring. She loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and enjoyed all the time she spent with them.

She is survived by two daughters, Patricia McAllister and husband, Clinton, of Mt. Sidney, and Catherine Grimm and husband, Terry, of Staunton; five grandchildren, Christina Shafer (Danny), Steven McAllister, Betsy Peake (Mike), Cameron Michael (Christine) and Terry Lane Grimm, Jr.; 12 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Patricia Lam of Elkton; and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two husbands, Welty C. Cline on October 31, 1992 and Bennett T. Matthews on December 31, 1998; a brother, Jesse Lam, Jr.; and a sister, Dorothy Lam.

A memorial service will be held 2 pm, Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at Pleasant Valley Church of the Brethren with Pastor Daniel House officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

A private graveside service will be held at Pleasant Valley Church of the Brethren Cemetery. The family would like to thank the Gardner Wing and Serenity House Staff of Bridgewater Home for the excellent care and love they provided our mother.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 355 Rio Rd., West, Charlottesville, VA 22901 or Bridgewater HealthCare Foundation, Inc., 302 North Second Street Bridgewater, VA 22812, in her memory.

Lindsey Funeral Home in Weyers Cave is handling arrangements and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting


  • Alzheimer's Association
  • Bridgewater HealthCare Foundation, Inc



  • Visitation Wednesday, May 29, 2019
  • Memorial Service Wednesday, May 29, 2019


  • Private Graveside


Evelyn Irene (Lam) Cline Matthews

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Fred Bennett

May 29, 2019

Patricia and Catherine, I am sorry to hear of your mothers passing. Always enjoyed our conversations when your grandmother was at our house. Sorry that I wasn’t in touch. It is my prayer that you receive strength and comfort in the days ahead . May God’s peace and love be with you always. Take care of each other and hold all those memories close.
I am praying for you all.

Lisa Lilly

May 29, 2019

We lived next door to Evelyn for a number of years on Wayside Drive. She was the best neighbor ever, always so sweet. We loved seeing her outdoors working in the yard. She always had a smile and a kind word.

We are so sorry for your loss. The world has lost a bright light. May you find comfort and peace now that she is at rest.

Carolyn & Lisa Lilly
Weyers Cave