Edward Mattson was born in San Antonio, Texas to Eric and Veronica Mattson on June 26, 1928. He went home to be with our Lord and Savior Sunday, April 22, 2012, surrounded by his loving family. Ed was a South San athlete. He played football, basketball and track. He also played football for Trinity University, and had several pro offers, which he declined. He married Dorothy Adamitz December 24, 1951. They have known each other since first grade. Ed enjoyed a career in finance where he found joy in helping others to realize their goals. He loved woodworking and spent many hours in his workshop working on some treasure for a member of his family. He and Dorothy drove miles and miles with their grandchildren taking them on trips all across Texas and educating them on their state. Red fishing trips at the coast were enjoyed by the whole family and have provided many hours of "fish stories". His favorite place was the family ranch. His dream was to build a legacy to leave his family. Many Saturdays, birthday celebrations, Thanksgiving days, New Year's Eve campouts, and even wedding showers have been celebrated over its 29 year history. His wish was that it would continue. Ed enjoyed the simple life. He was generous and caring. If it belonged to him, he wanted you to enjoy it too. He trusted God even in the most difficult circumstances. He always said that "God would reach down and move his checker." His favorite verse was "He is risen." (Matt 28:6), he greeted his family faithfully each Easter with that message and this past Easter was no exception. His memory will be cherished by his wife of sixty years, Dorothy, their children Valerie and David Beabout and grandchildren, Chris and Kristi Beabout, Nathan and Margaret Beabout, and Hilarie and Christopher Eyhorn. His life will be celebrated during a memorial service on May 2, 2012 beginning at 6:00 P.M. at MeadowLawn Tribute Center located at 5415 E. Houston St., San Antonio, Texas. He will rest at the chapel on the family ranch. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity or church in remembrance of Ed.

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  1. Dear Dorothy and family, I am so sorry for your loss and the loss of so many others. He was such a good man and servant.Let not your hearts be troubled…God’s angels have carried him home.

  2. Aunt Dorothy and Family, No words of sympathy can ease the sorrow that is yours. My treasured memories of Uncle Bud will be with me forever. He was a kind and loving man. He will be missed.

  3. Aunt Dorothy and Family my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Let us know if you all need anything. We love you. Janine

  4. Dear Dorothy and Valerie, We are so sorry for the loss of your husband and father. We will always remember Ed as a wonderful, kind man and a great neighbor. We loved him. Our heartfelt condolences and prayers go out to you all. Jim, Loretta, Stephanie and Ryan Leonard

  5. Am remembering back to the late 19’30s’ South San Antonio; our wonderful ‘growing up years’; Since my Dad was in the Army Air Corps. was transfered to China in my 3rd grade, missed being a ‘Bobcat’ until 1946; Junior year, when we got back to our lil’ house on Gifford AND South San Antonio High School….re-newed ole’ friendships; What a Very SPECIAL Young Man, our Ed Mattson had grown into….will ALWAYS TREASURE those memories, “FRIENDS”….Have missed SO much over the years, living here in Colorado….Truly wish I could be there with you and your Family, PLEASE except my heart felt Prayers, there are MANY….”HE HAS RAISEN”….Shalom, a very proud Ole’ ‘BOBCAT’ Classmate….’Jenny Ford’ Artaz.

  6. Dorothy – I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Charles B. Alexander So. San High School Class of 1947

  7. Dorothy and family. Am sorry to hear of your loss. Take heart that we will all meet again in the hereafter. May God be with you and comfort you in your sorry. Margaret and Bobby Jones and family 7823 Riata San Antonio, TX 78227 210-645-1285

  8. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. I will always remember Ed as a sweet, kind, and funny man. May it comfort you to know that he loved you and was so proud of his family.

  9. I remember you well and I surely looked up to you during our highschool days and will miss you. Charles Rogers

  10. To The Mattson/Beabout family: Ed Mattson was one of the wisest men I have ever met. He was also the best Grandpa his Grandchildren could have ever had.He will be missed by many.Our thought and prayers are with you.

  11. Dear Aunt Dorothy and family, We were saddened to hear about Uncle Bud’s passing. We hope that you and your family will have strength during this time of loss. Susan and Greg Griffin and family

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