June 26, 1928 ~ April 22, 2012
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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