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Gary L. Mattson - 1943-2015



Gary L. Mattson

Longtime Seward resident Gary L. Mattson passed away Aug. 14, 2015. Mattson was born Sept. 11, 1943, and raised in Alaska.

He graduated from Seward High School, joined the National Guard and he was a longtime member of the Elks Club.

He worked in the grocery business for most of his life, starting with Mattson’s Market, then Seward Trading and finally retiring from Safeway.

Mattson had one daughter, with whom he lived with the last couple years. He enjoyed spending time with his daughter’s family in Florida and just recently made a trip back to Alaska to spend time with his Alaskan family.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father; Algot and Thelma Mattson, his brother Richard Mattson and sister Darlene Grindrod and niece Phyllis Mattson. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law; Cherise and Michael Thigpen of Florida, grandchildren Summer Parker, Kyle Thigpen and great-grandson Gunner Parker, nieces; Dawn Osenga of Seward, Diana Semonis, Shelley Williams and Taylor Mattson of Anchorage and many great-nieces and great-nephews.


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