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Obituary for Scooter Matthews

December 19, 1919 - May 1, 2018
Austin, Texas | Age 98


Mary Eleanor Pool Matthews, "Scooter," left us to be with the Lord on May 1, 2018, at the age of 98. Scooter was born to Anna Ruth Posey Pool and Arthur Claude Pool on December 19, 1919, in Grandview, Texas, on her family's cotton farm. She was the oldest of four children who all preceded her in death. Scooter graduated from Grandview High School in 1937 and graduated from Baylor in 1941, earning a degree in Education. While at Baylor, she was a member of the Peer Club, which later became Delta Delta Delta. She married her college sweetheart, Roy Exum Matthews on December 31, 1941. After marrying, she and Roy settled in Dallas where Roy was completing his training for pediatric dentistry through Baylor Dental School. They waited many years before being blessed with one daughter, Mary Catherine, "Cathy," in 1955.

Being devoted to her family and church meant everything to Scooter. She was an avid community volunteer, especially in Cathy's schools. She was active, and then later served as President of the Dallas Dental Wives Auxiliary, and took major roles in her membership at St. Michael's Episcopal Church in Dallas. Roy suddenly passed away in 1970, and after Cathy left for the University of Texas, Scooter enjoyed working in the linens department at Neiman Marcus. She later retired and moved to Austin to be closer to family, Cathy and her husband Curt Johnson, and grandson Leif Johnson. She joined and loved the Church of the Good Shepherd and the St. Anne's Guild where she was active for the majority of her remaining life.

Scooter took great joy in walking through her neighborhood with family and friends. Always with a positive outlook on life, Scooter loved Jesus and lived her life accordingly. She was never in a bad mood and always had a smile on her face. She was preceded in death by her parents, her siblings, her husband and her son-in-law, Curt Johnson. She is survived by her loving daughter Cathy Johnson and her devoted grandson, Leif Johnson. She was lovingly cared for by her helpers: Maria, Lisa, Dixie, Brenda, Jeanie and Yamah. Their friendship enriched her life.

A celebration of Scooter's wonderful life will be at The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd (3201 Windsor Road, Austin, Texas 78703) on Friday, May 4th at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, please honor Scooter with a donation to The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd or the Neil T. "Buddy" Jones Endowed Scholarship at Baylor University (Baylor University Development, One Bear Place #97050, Waco, TX 76798-7026) or the charity of your choice.

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