Sallee D. Matson, 59

Sallee D. Matson, 59, of Marshalltown, IA passed away Thursday, April 11, 2013, at her residence under the care of Iowa River Hospice. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at the Main St. Chapel of the Anderson Funeral Homes, in Marshalltown. Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday, April 15, 2013, at the Main St. Chapel of the Anderson Funeral Homes. Interment will be at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens, in Marshalltown. Online condolences may be sent to

Sallee was born to Dawn Richard and Ethel Hulbert in Marshalltown. She received her GED and graduated from MCC with a Medical Secretarial degree. Sallee was united in marriage to William “Bill” Matson Jr. on January 22, 1972. She lived most of her life in Marshalltown spending a few years in Oklahoma and Minnesota. Her and Bill lived in San Antonio, TX and Germany while Bill was in the service. The past 13 years, Sallee was a dedicated, hardworking employee of JBS Swifts. In her free time Sallee loved to be in her garden, usually barefoot or giving personal attention to her extensive collection of house plants. Sallee had an artistic side that she expressed through her paintings and drawings. She adored her grandchildren and loved spending time with them, especially if it involved water activities like teaching them to cast a straight line.

Sallee will be missed by her husband, Bill, a daughter, Candice Matson of Sioux City, IA, a son, Chad Matson of Marshalltown, four grandchildren; Skylar, Nina, Brittani, and Autumn Matson, five brothers; Todd Hulbert of Arizona, Rick Hulbert, Dave Snyder, Donny Snyder, Darrel Snyder all of Marshalltown, a sister in law, Deanna Poe of Marshalltown, and her father in law, William Matson Sr. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dawn and Ethel Hulbert and a sister in law, Leela Snyder.