Obituary of Mardell Watson Matchett
Mardell Watson Matchett passed away on Oct. 24, 2015. She was 94.
Mardell was born Sept. 23, 1921 in Hynier, Utah to William “Buck” Watson and Lydia Harrison Watson.
She lost her father at the age of 8 in a coal mining accident. After she graduated from high school in Salt Lake City, she moved to Marysville, CA with her mother and brother, Paul.
It was there she met the love of her life, Larry Matchett. They married and moved to El Cerrito to work for the war effort at the naval shipyard. After the war, they moved to Yuba City to raise their family and start a thriving business, Larry’s Business Machines, Inc.
They started the business in 1946 and their granddaughter Sarah is continuing the family business.
Mardell was an active member of the business women’s association, Quota Club of Yuba City. She was a past president and attended many conventions throughout the U.S.
After retirement, Larry and Mardell moved to their forever home in Nevada City. They were active members in the Sierra Presbyterian Church and loved to travel throughout the United States and abroad.
They were married for 50 years and enjoyed their children, grandchildren, and later for Mardell, great-grandchildren.
After Larry passed away in 1991, Mardell continued to be active in their church and still loved to travel with friends and family. She was known for her generosity, strength, and the love she had for her family is an inspiration to us all.
She will be forever remembered by her adoring family: daughters Gail (Rob) Yelland and Lynne (Kerry) Nugent; daughter-in-law Holiday Matchett; grandchildren, Clayton (Shae), Elliott (Mai), Cara (Brian), and Sarah, as well as six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her loving son Bob; husband Larry; and her wonderful brothers, Paul Watson and Bill Watson; as well as in-laws, Mick and Sherry Hall, Darrell and Stella Brower
We sincerely thank her caregivers, Vanich and Jit for years of loving care and attention.
Support Local Journalism
Support Local Journalism
Readers around Grass Valley and Nevada County make The Union’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.
Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.
Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.
Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.
User Legend: Moderator Trusted User