The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Obituaries

May 19, 2013

Rillie Lee Mattson

JOHNSTOWN — MATTSON – Rillie Lee, beloved wife, mother and friend, passed away peacefully in her sleep May 5, 2013. Born in Johnstown in 1922. Throughout her life, Rillie Lee exemplified Christian love and service. She never met a stranger; each person she met was a prospective friend. Known to her Young Life kids as “Mama Lee,” she and her husband, Dr. Robert M. Mattson “Dr. Bob,” served for many years as Young Life leaders for Saguaro High School Young Life Club, and through their Young Life ministry, were instrumental in leading many young people to faith in Jesus Christ. During the 1970s, she and her husband also taught a young married couples class at Grace Community Church. Rillie Lee also was an active member of Christian Women’s Club. As an accomplished pianist, she often played piano at Young Life meetings and at meetings of Christian Women’s Club. She was an active member of Scottsdale Bible Church, Grace Community Church, and most recently, Camelback Bible Church. Rillie Lee is survived by five children and their spouses, 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, all of whom will miss her more than they can say. Her husband, Bob, and eldest daughter, Carol, preceded her into the Lord’s presence in 1979 and 2007, respectively, and are no doubt rejoicing at her homecoming. A memorial service for Rillie Lee will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 25, at North Bible Church, 15678 N. Greenway-Hayden Loop, Suite 101, Scottsdale, Ariz. 85260. In lieu of flowers, contributions in honor of Rillie Lee may be made to Young Life, https://giving.younglife.org/Views/dp/donate/controller.cfm.

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