Rhonda June Matheny

06/26/1957 — 05/01/2012

From Richland, WA, USA | Born in Richland, WA

Rhonda June Matheny

RHONDA JUNE MATHENY

Rhonda passed away at home on Tuesday, May 01, 2012, at the age of 54. She was born to Vernon and Doris Haugen of Richland, WA. Rhonda graduated from Richland High School in 1975.

Rhonda Married Rodney Matheny on March 06, 1976. She worked as a quality control document clerk at Hanford during the nuclear power plant boom. The job she was the most proud of was office manager for Allstate Insurance. Working for Gary Clark and Gary Herrman. She retired from there and set a goal of helping her husband retire early. She accomplished this goal as her husband retired in August of last year.

She will be remembered for her dedication to putting her husband, three boys and grandchildren first. She also had relationship with her sisters, second to none. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Rhonda was preceded in death by her parents Vernon and Doris Haugen. Her sister Judy Kaiser and nephew David Haugen.

Rhonda is survived by Rodney Matheny, her husband of 36 years. Son Rodney Jr. and Heather Matheny, son Ryan and Stephanie Matheny and son Russell Matheny. Five grandchildren, Taylor, Rylee, Hunter, Easton and Ty Matheny. Brother Brian and Jen Haugen, sister Connie and Dave Medema and sister Donna and Ken Hill, Brother-in-laws Robert Kaiser, Steve and Sandra Matheny. Many nephews and nieces.

A graveside inurnment will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 2:30pm at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Richland, WA.

The family invites family and friends to the Red Lion in Richland following the service until 5:00pm.

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  • Rod, you have our deepest sympathy in the loss of your dear Rhonda. I remember your mother always spoke well of you and Rhonda.

    Sincerely,Kay and Fred Brauer

    Gregs parents

    Kay and Fred Brauer
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Dear Aunty Rhonda I wanted you to know that when my niece was born I asked God to help me be as good an Aunty as you, I never told you that I wish I had, I was lucky to have you growing up, you will be missed, I Love You……your niece Crystal

    Crystal Haugen
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • My Aunt Rhonda gave me so many fun memories, she was so down to earth and easy to talk to. Months would go by and yet I always felt like we were close. I think that many would agree with me when I say she had the best laugh!

    Corinne Washburn
    November 4, 2014
    West, Richland, WA, US
  • Rod and family,

    I’m so very sorry to hear of Rhonda’s death. While I haven’t seen her in years, my memories are of her laughter, her positive spirit, and her unending happiness. I wish you all the very best, and in time, healing.

    Steve Norton
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • I am so sorry for your loss. Rhonda will be missed. I love you Rod and boys.

    Shasta
    November 4, 2014
    Yakima, WA, US
  • Our thoughts are with you Rod and boys.

    Brad and Nancy
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • I was shocked to learn of Rhonda’s passing at such a young age. Of course you know that my family went through the same heart wrenching experience and know it’s not an easy thing to overcome. But life must go on as I’m sure Rhonda would want us all to follow her example of celebrating the value of our relations with those we hold most dear.

    Bob Kaiser
    November 4, 2014
    Antioch, WA, US
  • Rod, Connie, Brian, and all of Rhonda’s family, immediate or extended, please accept my profound condolences for your loss. I will always think of Rhonda’s bubbly personallity as I remember her throughout the remainer of my life. I always considered her family growing up and still do to this day. May God find a way to offer you the peace he shares with Rhonda now.

    Len Hershman
    November 4, 2014
    Spokane, WA, US
  • I am so sorry that Rhonda is no longer here to share her great smile with her friends and family. I was a friend of hers during highschool. I spent time with her cruising in her huge classic car with the fins that she loved. It was so funny to see someone so tiny driving such a big car. I remember Rhonda’s joy, her kindness, her energy. I send my condolences to her family and close friends.

    Shawna Doyle Boolen
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • I’m so sorry to hear about Rhonda’s passing. I have many very happy memories of her and your family of course the boys were much younger then. My prayers are with you.

    Gail

    Gail Brown
    November 4, 2014
    West, Richland, WA, US
  • I have many unforgetable memories of my Aunt Rhonda. We didn’t get to see each other often enough but we talked on the phone quite a bit. She had a way with telling a story like no other. She would have me laughing the whole time on the phone. Her and I could have a party all by ourselves on the phone for hours. I love you Aunty Rhonda and will miss you soooooo much! Love to you Rod, and the boys.

    Darla Moore
    November 4, 2014
    Oakley, CA, US
  • To Rod and Family, our deepest sympathy on the passing of Rhonda. She was a very sweet girl and woman. She will be missed. May God bless and keep her.

    Ruth & Bill

    Ruth Holesworth
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • To Rhonda’s family–I am deeply saddened to hear of Rhonda’s passing. Our family lived across the street from the Haugen family on McClellan Street back when we were little kids. Rhonda was always so sweet and adorable. I was a few years older than Rhonda and in the summer I would gather the littler kids in the neighborhood and teach them to read. Rhonda was my most faithful “Summer School” attendee even though I’m sure she didn’t want to be there anymore than any of the others who didn’t show upsmile. Afterwards, we would put on the music and dance–Rhonda could do The Twist second to none. I always hoped to see Rhonda again someday and thought of her often. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

    Vickie Lowe Massey
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • I will always remember Rhonda’s smile and her giggle. She was such a sweet person and has left us way before her time. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Take care of yourselves.

    Cindy McConnell
    November 4, 2014
    Yakima, WA, US
  • Dear Rod and family,

    I’m sorry to be so late with my condolences but I just heard of Rhonda’s passing yesterday. I know we’ve all lost touch through the years, but have thought of you and Rhonda often and all the fun times, and there were many. She was so much fun. I hope that your hearts have healed some in the last two years but I know the ache never goes away.

    Sincerely,

    Cecily McClanahan
    November 4, 2014
    Vancouver, WA, USA
  • My heart has been so heavy since I learned of Rhonda’s passing. We have all been so blessed to have had her in our lives. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you

    Vicky Matheny
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US