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RIP Dr. Matheson [Apr. 10th, 2006|05:46 pm]
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Dr. Alec Lane Matheson, 59, of Sour Lake, died April 5, 2006 at Christus Hospital St. Elizabeth. A native of Aberdeen, Washington and a resident of Beaumont for more than twenty years, he was a Professor of Mathematics for Lamar University. Dr. Matheson was a veteran of the United States Army having served in the Vietnam War. He served with distinction winning a Vietnam Campaign Medal, a Vietnam Service Medal and Bronze Star. Dr. Matheson was a co-author of The Cauchy Transform. He published over thirty research papers and assisted with many others. He was a member of the American Mathematical Society, University of Washington Alumni Association, and VFW Post 224 of Aberdeen. Dr. Matheson received his Doctoral Degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champagne in 1976, and his Bachelors in 1968 from the University of Washington. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, reading books and had learned eight languages in his life and hoped to learn others. Dr. Matheson is survived by his sister, Marcia Lafferty of Auburn, Washington; brothers, Bruce Matheson of Aberdeen, Washington, Leigh Matheson of Washington D.C. and Scott Matheson of Seattle, Washington. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alec and Artie Matheson; and his sister, Linda Matheson. A Celebration of Life service will be at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, April 12, 2006 in the Map Room at the John Gray Center of Lamar University. A private family service will be held at a later date in Aberdeen, Washington. He was loved by many and will be missed by all. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society