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Rosalie Fowler Matlock

July 30, 1932 – September 05, 2020

Obituary for Rosalie Fowler Matlock

Mrs. Rosalie Fowler Matlock, age 88 of Douglasville, Georgia passed away Saturday, September 5, 2020. She was born July 30, 1932 in Washington DC, the daughter of the late Mr. Ezra Francis Fowler and the late Mrs. Katherine Mary Muldoon Fowler. Rosalie was the first woman motor vehicle examiner in the state of Nebraska and later worked as a telephone operator at the University of Nebraska Hospital. She loved to welcome friends and family into her home with a fresh cup of coffee. She was a proud Irish Catholic.

Rosalie is predeceased by her beloved husband, Howard Matlock. In addition, she was predeceased by son, Jerome Shawanesse, nephew Ronald Wilson and several brothers and sisters.

Mrs. Matlock is survived by her daughters Shirleen Matlock of Douglasville, Georgia, Susan Teczar and her husband James Teczar of West Brookfield, Massachusetts; son John Wasem of West Brookfield, Massachusetts, and brother, Roy Fowler of Brunswick, Georgia. Also to cherish her memory her ten grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren; one great great grandchild, and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at Jones-Wynn Funeral Home of Douglasville Wednesday, September 9, 2020 from 11:00 AM until 12:00 PM. Graveside Services will be conducted Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 12:30 PM from Bright Star United Methodist Church Cemetery. Interment will follow at Bright Star United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Messages of condolences may be sent to the family at www.jones-wynn.com. Jones-Wynn Funeral Home of Douglasville is in charge of the arrangements. 770-942-2311

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Douglas County Special Olympics Therapeutic Board.

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Julie Griffin Smith


1900 Sherry Way

Douglasville, GA 30135

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Dearest Matlock Family, There are so many memories I could share. I loved Lee. She was a strong, confident and selfless woman. Lee was such a big part of my life in Cheyenne. She and my Mom were together almost everyday. My Dad and Howard could visit for hours on end about every subject and never seem to disagree on anything! Our families shared so many evenings, events and life struggles together. My life, my family’s life was much richer because of Lee, Howard and all of you. Much love and hugs to John. All of you are in my heart and thoughts. Love, Amy
– Any Wetering
Shirleen, Susan & John, I fondly recall your mother and Howard during Darel and Micky’s years in Cheyenne. They were the kindest couple and special friends to my parents. When my brother Dan passed away in ’82, your parents let us use their car and returned to S.D. with us. They were such a comfort. Lee had an ability to live a happy life regardless of adversity. Both of my parents really enjoyed spending time with them and I know they had a nice visit to Georgia. Darel died in March ’11. Mom lives in Sioux Falls but is now visiting at my sister Cathie’s in KC. Lee was always doing whatever she could to assist all of you however possible, truly loyal! All my best. God bless both Lee and Howard and grant unto them eternal life. Bill Wetering Worthington, MN
– Bill Wetering

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