Anthony (Tony) Mathis
Anthony Mathis, of Silt, passed away July 8, 2006, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction. He was 63.Tony was born Jan. 23, 1943, in Russellville, Ark., to Chester and Dolly (Page) Mathis.He was raised in Colorado. He married Pamela S. Freeman, and they later divorced.Tony was retired and had worked for Pine Stone Co. He was a fun-loving person, and would help anybody. He liked to hunt, camp, fish, go four-wheeling, and ride his Harley, and loved his family and grandchildren. Tony is survived by sons Michael (Debbie Hamlin, fiancee) and Justin (Amanda) Mathis of Arizona; grandchildren Harley and Heather of Rifle, Akaysha and Brittany of Oklahoma, Casey and Desarae of Parachute, and James, Jayden and Bella of Arizona. He has more family in Colorado and Arkansas, as well as his dog, Fred. He was preceded in death by his parents; son Joseph Scott Mathis; and brother Chester Mathis Jr.Tony was a wonderful man and will be missed by all who knew and loved him. He will never be forgotten and will remain in our hearts forever.In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the family for the expenses of his sudden death.Cremation has taken place, and a memorial service will be planned at a later date for his family and friends.Rifle Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Tonys memory to Pines Stone Co., P.O. Box 514, Glenwood Springs, CO 81602, to help the family with expenses of their sudden loss.
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