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Ida J. Matteson, 98, of West Rupert, VT, passed away Sunday night, November 11, 2012 at the Bennington Health and Rehabilitation Center in Bennington. Born March 5, 1914 in West Pawlet, she is the daughter of the late William and Henrietta (Snow) LaBatt.
Ida was a member of the Rupert Methodist Church, the Mt. Anthony Grange and the State Grange. Ida loved to bake cookies and pumpkin bars and give them away to her family and friends.
In addition to her parents, Ida was also predeceased by her husband, Claude Matteson in 1988; a son, Donald Matteson; daughter, Patricia Greene; step-sons, Almond Matteson & Claude Matteson; grandsons, Rocky Matteson & Almond Matteson. She is also predeceased by a brothers, Ron Jackson and Ivan Jackson; two sisters, Gladyse Benware and Maude Gilson.
Ida is survived by her children, William Matteson and his wife Vivian of West Rupert, Robert Matteson of Rupert, Ruth Cary of Hebron, Geraldine Sherman and her husband Charles of West Rupert and a step-daughter, Mary Forrett and her husband Silvio of Dumerston, VT; a son-in-law, Smokey Greene and his wife Midge of Queensbury; sister-in-law, Elsie Jackson of Salem. Ida is also survived by thirty-seven grandchildren and many great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at 1:00 pm Sunday, November 18, 2012 at the Rupert Cemetery in Rupert, VT with Rev. Debbie Earthrowl officiating.
Those who wish to remember Ida in a special way may make memorial contributions in her memory to the Salem Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 360, Salem, NY 12865.
Ida's family offers their sincere thanks to her granddaughter Lynn for visiting several times a week and helping to care for Ida during her stay at the nursing home.

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