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Obituary: Jesimarie Mathers

Jesimarie Mathers died on Friday, March 15, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late James Alexander Mathers; mother of Randa Leah (Ted) Pearson; and grandmother to Jill (Pat) English and Clark (Jane) Pearson. She is also survived by four great-grandchildren.

Jesi was born in Boone, Iowa, in 1915. After moving to California and retiring from JC Penney, she and Jim moved to Prescott, Ariz., in 1976, where she taught china painting and was active in the Mountain Artists Guild. Jesi was a member of American Evangelical Lutheran Church and an active member of the quilting bee.

The funeral service will be in Long Beach, Calif. For more information about services and to leave messages for the family, please go to

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her honor to Dorthea Lorraine Hendricks Scholarship, Des Moines Area Community College-Boone Campus, 1125 Hancock Drive; Boone, IA 50036; Attention: Business Office.

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