Joy Lee Matheny (98) passed away peacefully at 1 AM on March 6, 2017 at her nursing home residence in Mesa Arizona. Her daughter Marianne was with her at the time of her passing. Joy Lee was born on December 8, 1918 in Butler Kansas. Joy Lee will be met on the other side of the veil by her beloved husband Orville Matheny who also passed away at 98, her daughter Jo Lynn White and her brother Max. Joy Lee is the daughter of Darwin and Pearl Edwards. Her siblings include her older brother Max and her sister Patty Tackett who resides in Wichita Falls.
Joy Lee is survived by her remaining children Larry Matheny, Michael Matheny, Charles Matheny, Robert Matheny, Ronald Matheny, Marianne Reid, and Bradley Matheny. Joy Lee’s influence and love was felt by all who knew her. Including spouses, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren her family numbers over one hundred.
Highlights from her life include living in Calgary Alberta where she and her husband Orville had a drilling company and a ranch. She and her husband served and presided over an LDS mission for 3 years in Dallas Texas. They both traveled the world and had many friends. We will all miss her.