mel fausset - 1/16/2015
I just heard the news of Jim passing. So very sorry for your loss. Jim was a great man who will be missed by so many.
So glad I was able to know him. He was always so fun to visit with, and I have so many memories of him and my dad working together. He always shared memories and fun things about my dad with me whenever I would see him, it always made me feel closer to my dad .
Rest in peace Jim. You will be missed!
Dear Maureen and Family.
We express our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Jim was a wonderful boss I truly enjoyed working at Jackson School with him.
You are a wonderful family -know Jim will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
All of you are in our thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace Jim.
Love and prayers,
Thinking of all of you during this difficult time. Memories of Jim are many and he will be missed by many. Our prayers are with you. Love to you all, Barb and DanBarb & Dan Peterson - 1/18/2015
I am sad to hear of Jim's passing. He and I worked together at Pratt's Dray and Storage in Spearfish, SD in the early 1960's. I have always had a high regard for Jim. My sympathies to his family and friends.Douglas T. rickson - 1/18/2015
I am sad to hear of Jim's passing. He and I worked together at Pratt's Dray and Storage in Spearfish, SD in the early 1960's. I have always had a high regard for Jim. My sympathies to his family and friends.
Our deepest sympathies! Jim was such a nice man. Maureen- our love, prayers, and thoughts are with you and your family! -Janelle, Delaney, and TeaganJanelle Marie Walsh - 1/18/2015
Robyn and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Maureen, I am keeping you and your family in my thoughts. With deepest sympathy, BevBev Cheney - 1/18/2015
Mr. Mat son was a big part of our school memories! Praying for the family during this time.Don & Sydelle Allington - 1/18/2015
We were so sorry to learn of Jim's passing. He was a wonderful, brilliant man. Sending love to Maureen and entire family.Sandy & Chuck Dirks - 1/18/2015
To the Family of Jim Matson,
Jim was the principal during the time our three children attended Jackson School. He was a great principal for our children, and all of them send their condolences. They all are very successful in their careers, and we attribute Jim's great start at Jackson School as part of the reason. He was also a great co-worker, helpful with budget, personnel, and other school issues. Jim was a large part of our community and has left many openings on boards, service, and volunteering. Our sympathy to Maureen,daughters, and grandchildren in the loss of this great man.
So sorry for your loss. You all mean a lot to me. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time.Cristi Fleming Larson - 1/18/2015
Penny & John Richert - 1/19/2015
Thinking of you Maureen and sending prayers across the miles. Such wonderful tributes for Jim!Penny & John Richert - 1/19/2015
The Carney family extends its thoughts and prayers to the Matson Family.Peter Carney - 1/19/2015
Maureen, My deepest condolence to you and your family.Jodi Brown - 1/19/2015
Jim was a great guy who was always fun to be around. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.Irene & Vern - 1/19/2015
Dear Maureen and family,
So sorry to hear about Jim's passing.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Jim was the principal at Jackson school during the time my boys were students there. They loved him as a principal as much as I did. Thank you for sharing him with all of us during these years. Our prayers are with your family.Barbette & Tom Hernandez - 1/20/2015
Rest In PeaceBill Donner - 1/20/2015
Just heard today about the passing of your dear husband. What a wonderful man who did so many different things and was such a positive force. I am thinking of you and send love and prayers.
I appreciated Jim's friendship. He was "one of a kind", a very special person who liked to help people. He was very fair and never judge mental. When it is all over and people have nothing but good to say about you, you have lived your life right. Jim was one of those kind of people - everyone has something good to say about Jim. In "cowboy terminology", "people like Jim don't run in a bunch!" People with his qualities are far and few between. He has certainly provided a service to this community that will be sadly missed.
I feel honored to have had the opportunity to know Jim and I will miss him.
My condolences to his family.
I will always remember our time spent together serving on the CWC Board of Trustees. I always looked up to Jim for his educational background expertise and his positive straight forward attitude. My condolences to the family.Caroline Mills - 1/20/2015
Our entire family is just heartbroken to hear the sad news about Jim...all three of my children attended Jackson Elementary School and they all just adored Jim...my oldest children worked at RCC all during high school, became closer to him as young adults, and their appreciation and fondness of him rose accordingly...they always had a great "Mr. Matson" story to tell which always ended in laughs...
I had the pleasure of working with Jim professionally and always enjoyed that time with him and appreciated his wit, humor, insight, support, and dedication...I respected him greatly...in the realm of school principals, he was one of the finest, and a true gem...
At the same time, I also had the good fortune to be able to play a lot of golf with Jim over the years...if it's true that golf builds character, it's also true that it reveals character...and it didn't take long to reveal that Jim was indeed a character!...I have so many fond memories of the great times I spent with him on the links, and I will cherish those memories and our friendship always...
Jim was one of my favorite people...
Our thoughts and prayers are with Jim's family during this difficult time...
Matson Family I have so many fond memories of growing up not only in the same town but only one block away from the Matson's. I remember the Gamble Store and the Sporting Goods Store like it was yesterday. I have been blessed to know such good people in my life. Jim will be missed by many.Jerry Krambeck - 1/22/2015
I am sorry to learn of Jim's death. I loved working with him and remember his many kindnesses. What a special man.
Hi Matson family, I just learned of Jim's death and I cannot tell you how much I will miss him, one of my closest friends in life. I knew his Mom and Dad, as well as Chuck and Jane. Another dear friend, Martha Clark Brost just called me with the news. Jim and I grew up together from the 6th grade up, played ball together, went hunting and fishing together.
I hope you get this message. I see that the inurnment will be in Spearfish, I am assuming at Rose Hill Cemetery. I am an Episcopal priest living in Spearfish, just 3 blocks from the Matson home. I will put his name and his family members on our prayer list on Sunday. I think the last I saw of the Matsons was on the occasion of a reunion where I saw Chuck and family. I pray you will have some peace after such a loss.
Fr. Tom Campbell, 234 W. Kansas Street, Spearfish, SD 57783
Aunt Jane, Uncle Tom, Chad and Chris and family,
Thinking of you as you treasure fond memories and honor the life of your brother and Uncle. Though we did not have the chance to meet Jim, we know that family runs deep and we give you all our love.... Hugs to you all! Nancy and CJ
A great human being from the class of 58 gone to meet his maker, and sorely missed.
Sincere condolences to the family.
Log live the memory of a really good guy!