Betty Lou (Irons) Matz, age 86, passed away on October 9, 2022 at Fairview Senior Living Home in Hudson, New Hampshire. Betty was the daughter of the late Ervin Irons and Ivy Beatrice Valentine (South). Betty was the wife of the late John Mewhinney, and later the beloved wife of the late Bernhard (Richard) Matz.
Betty was energetic and very hardworking. Some of her careers included a dental hygienist in her early years and then she worked as a technical support specialist at Raytheon Marine for many years. Betty belonged to many organizations throughout her years, including sororities, PTAs, book clubs, golf club, and even Girl Scout leader. She enjoyed gatherings with her family, friends, and neighbors.
Betty and her husband, Bernhard (Dick), enjoyed golfing and skiing together. For more than 37 years, the first week of March has been dedicated to family ski vacations at Mittersill Resort in New Hampshire. Four generations enjoyed the sport together. They also enjoyed sailing for 19 years on their 31-foot Pearson sailboat, “Finally”, in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. Along with sailing friends, they made numerous voyages from Rhode Island to Maine. Betty commented all the time that sailing was one of the best moments of her life.
She was a devoted mother of four children. She leaves behind her beloved daughters, Kim Cunningham and Ted Wardenchi of New Jersey and Julia Robin of California; her son, Greg Mewhinney, of New Hampshire, and the late Richard Matz (died before 2017) of New Hampshire; grandchildren, Gail and Willie Pelly of New Jersey, Norm Matthew and Cathy Cunningham of Washington, Naomi and Shaun Orcutt of New Jersey, and Chelsea Matz of New Hampshire; great-grandchildren, Stefani and Justin Baptist of New Jersey, Matthew Pelly of New Jersey, Allison and Keira Cunningham of Washington, and Christopher Orcutt of New Jersey; great-great-grandchildren, Madelyn Rose Mary and Margo Josephine Baptist. Betty had two sisters, Pearl Schraeder, married to Jim of Washington, and the late Margarete (Margie) Schlecht, married to Kenneth of Arizona. She also has many nieces and nephews.
SERVICES: Family and friends are invited to visit DAVIS FUNERAL HOME, One Lock St., Nashua, NH 03064 on Saturday, October 15, 2022, from 2-5 pm Burial will be private. You can find a guest book online at www.davisfuneralhomenh.com – 603-883-3401. “ONE MEMORY LIGHTS UP ANOTHER.”