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Ardith N. Matteson Allen

November 16, 1933 - April 21, 2016

Burial Date: May 2, 2016

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Ardith Nadine Matteson, 82, of Sheridan, passed away Thursday, April 21, 2016 at Sheridan Manor. She was born November 16, 1933 in Gillette, WY to Everett and Emily Allen.  She was raised in Sheridan where she attended school and worked at the Sheridan Sanidairy Creamery.  Nadine met Leslie C. Matteson of Buffalo and married June 2, 1951.

Leslie was working for Mountain Bell Telephone in construction and the couple traveled the state with Leslie’s job until they settled in Buffalo.  Leslie and Nadine had four children with one dying in infancy.  Their children were raised in Buffalo.  Nadine was a stay at home mom until all three children were in school.

Nadine worked briefly at Safeway as a checker and at the Soldiers and Sailors Home in food services.  She then settled at the New York Store in 1970 as a sales person.  She eventually rose to the status of Buyer for the ladies ready to wear department.

Leslie and Nadine retired together in 1986.  Nadine was a member of the Amy Holt Auxiliary and volunteered at “The Happy Apple” gift shop from 1987 to 2007.  She was also active in the Lutheran Woman’s group at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church.  This included helping with the children’s Christmas shop.

Leslie Matteson passed away in July 2008 after 57 years of marriage.  Following his death, Nadine spent the winter months in Sheridan with her daughter.  In October of 2013, Nadine moved to Sheridan permanently due to health issues.  She remained with her daughter until she was briefly hospitalized for an acute illness that exacerbated other health issues.  This was followed by a short stay at Sheridan Manor where Nadine passed away on April 21, 2016.

Nadine was preceded in death by her parents, Everett and Emily Allen, her husband Leslie C. Matteson, an infant daughter Verline Jean Matteson, a son Michael Eugene Matteson of Gillette and two brothers in law, Verl Matteson of Buffalo and Frederick Taylor of Sheridan. Ardith Nadine is survived by a sister Naomi Taylor of Sheridan; a son Everett, a daughter Terrill Matteson, and a life friend, Debbie Matteson all of Sheridan; and a niece, Sharon and Paul Redden of NM.  She is further survived by eight grandchildren, James (Jaime) Galloway, Kenneth Matteson, Ryan (Liberty) Matteson all of Sheridan, and Steve Matteson of Billings, MT, Brendan Matteson, Erin (Nathan) Matteson Matte, Krista Matteson and her partner Matt Pagel, Brittany Matteson and her partner Gabrial Speiring all of Gillette; and seven great grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 2, 2016 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Buffalo. Memorials may be made to: Life Line of Buffalo or the Dog and Cat Shelter in Sheridan.  Nadine will be laid to rest with Leslie at the Sheridan Cemetery. She was a kind and loving person and a devoted mother and grandmother.  She will be deeply missed.