Carrie Jo Matson, 32, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, June 9, 2017 surrounded by love.
Carrie was born on November 19, 1984 with a genetic disorder called Neurofibromatosis. She spent most of her life in a wheelchair, but that did not define her. Carrie was an amazing young woman who lived her life with much joy. There was always a smile on her face, and she had a spirit of joy, laughter, and fun.
She loved to bowl, swim, enjoyed shopping and going out to lunch with her friend, Angel. Carrie lived her life to the fullest and had many people who loved her.
Carrie is survived by her mom, Nancy Matson; brother, Luke Sandilands, who lovingly helped with her care; younger sister, Jessa Wagner (Spencer Dobie); grandmother, Lila Mapes; aunt, Jamie (Rod) Jewell; uncles, Mike Compton and family, John Raviotta, and family, Barry (Kathi) Matson and family, Dale (Lynda) Matson and family, Tim (Jerri) Matson and family; aunt, Ginny (Paul) Greenwood and family; cousins, Erik Matson and family; caregiver, Tami Hodge; special friends, Abbey Taylor, Tommy Meyer, and Kaleb Cates, Susan Stopinski; her kitty, Violet; and numerous other family members.
She was preceded in death by her dad, James Matson, who loved taking her to Disneyland, and her grandfather, Jerry Mapes.
A Celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, June 24, 2017 from 1-3 at the Faith Community Fellowship, 1427 Monte Vista Dr., Mt. Vernon, WA. Her final resting place will be at Evergreen-Washelli Cemetery. A time of visitation will be available on Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:00 to 5:00 at Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley. Share your memories of Carrie and sign the online guest register