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Patricia Ann Mattevi

October 12, 1964 - January 7, 2019

Patricia Patty, Tricia Ann Mattevi, 54 of Salem, Oregon and Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas USVI, passed into the arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Monday, January 7th, 2019 at Salem Hospital, with her 3 sisters surrounding her with songs of love. Tricia was born October 12th, 1964, in Lima, Ohio to Victor O. and Marilyn Mast Mattevi, both preceding her in death.

Animals have always been an essential part of Tricia’s life, and she leaves behind two sweet dogs, Bucky and Theodore, and her cat Dexter.

Also surviving are her three sisters and two brothers, Mike Mattevi Mingo and Cheryl Lewis of Huber Heights, Ohio, Cindy Brad Beyer of Lakeland, Florida, Vicki Rodney Wilson of Salem, Ohio, Jean Mark Hershey of Payette, Idaho, and Bill Mattevi and June Lattimore of Lima, Ohio. She also has many nieces and nephews also surviving.

Tricia was a 1983 Graduate of Bath High School and also attended classes at Ohio Northern University both in Lima, Ohio. She sang in several bands, including Hit N Run with sister Jean, The Mingo Review with brother Mike, and Parish Gap, an Oregon Band.

In 1987, Tricia wandered out west to Oregon. She made her home there and loved hiking trails outdoors, riding her horses, playing softball in the City of Salem leagues, and spending time in one of her favorite places, the Oregon Coast.  While living in Salem she worked for a time in Governor Kitzhaber’s Office. In 2002, she moved to Charlotte Amalie, the Virgin Islands and became an Island girl. She worked in many vocations while there, as a tour guide on the Ferry, cleaning, painting, and restoring ships, but for the main part of her years there she worked at Schnitzel Haus along side Petra. Tricia returned to Salem, Oregon in 2016.

A Memorial page and Slide Show can be found on Facebook called, “Memories and Wishes for Tricia Mattevi”. The family plans a short graveside service to be held in August at the Cairo Eastside Cemetery where Tricia’s final resting place will be with her parents. A “Celebration of Life” will be held afterward, more information will be posted in the group later with specifics.

For as Tricia’s dear Aunt Fran so eloquently stated, “Tricia, most people spend their whole lives collecting money and things. You have evidently chosen the road less traveled and collected friends!”

We love you Tricia, we will miss your voice, your love, your fantastic gift of bringing joy and laughter to every occasion! Rest in peace, you put up such a good fight and persevered for so long. The fight is over, but you will live on in our hearts forever!

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RIP Trish! Miss your ever present exuberance! 

I will forever hold dear our friendship! You are so loved and missed! I will see you again sitting at the beach talking about our life's journey! I love you my BFF!

Say hello to Mom & Dad Lil' Sis.  I'll see you again when I get there!

You will be soooo missed, my dear. You brightened so many lives with your smile & love of life. Your physical body may not be here for us to see but memories of you will remain in our hearts forever. 

You were an angel here on earth, so your journey to heaven must have been a short one. I'll always appreciate your kindness and friendship. Rest in heaven, my friend.

Dear Tricia, we miss you and we love you. A favorite recent memory of mine is celebrating my daughter Sandy's 25th birthday with Tricia, Vicki, and the oldest of my three daughters, Sharon,at an Italian restaurant in Salem, OR in 2016. I was actually getting to know my much younger 1st cousin so much better. And I'll never forget our trip, just the two of us, with Bucky and Theo of course to the horse rescue farm in central Oregon that same summer. Good memories that I will treasure with you, my dear sweet Tricia. May you rest in peace and may God have mercy on your soul. Love, cousin Debbie

I am sorry for your loss, Tricia was a great person. I went to school with her, she always had a smile on her face and was always friendly.

Another special memory was hiking at Silver Falls in Oregon, February 2018 with Tricia, Rod, Vicki, and my husband Richard. Cousin Debbie

Mike, Cindy, Vicki,Jean and Bill-I'm very sorry about your loss.

I loved running into Tricia, usually at Carrigas with her seeet Wiener diug.  She was always a ray of sunshine.  I heard her sing too at Latitde 18 and was blown away.  I knew if her struggles and her fight and wish her peace.  Sending love and prayers to her family and all who loved her 

RIH Tricia. You can sing your heart out now in God's chior.

Tricia, if it hadn't been for you we would have never had the courage to go live in the Virgin Islands. We spent three wonderful years working and living the island life. Thank you for the many wonderful memories we now have. Yes you will be missed in person. But will forever be in our hearts.

I am soooooooooooo very very very sorry for your loss. REST IN PEACE SWEET ANGEL.

You will always be in our heart and not forgotten till we meet again my dear friend 

Prayers for all of you as you continue to find peace and comfort in your heart full of wonderful memories with Tricia!  I am blessed to have had the chance to visit with her at a recent Mattevi Family Reunion...and thankful that social media had reconnected us years back!  Enjoy the party in Heaven sweet Tricia...what a Glorious Mattevi Reunion it is!

I remember Patty from the days I came to the mattevi house to trade Ball cards with her brother bill.wont ever forget you..

Such a dear woman.  I met her at Petra's Schnitzel House as she was a friend to my husband who docked there.  
She will be missed.

Little sis, what a gift to spend your last days with you. My regret is not spending more days with you when you were a friendly loving spirit who touched all these people's lives. You ran a great race, lived well and brought joy to all. I love you and thank God upon every remembrance of you.

So sorry for your loss mike and Cheryl losing family members is devastating may she rest in peace

Go Rest High my sweet wonderful cousin. Though we didn't see each other often I will miss you always. I'm sure all who went before you were at the gates of Heaven to greet you as you passed through.If you happen to see my dad please tell I said hello, and that I miss him.

Thinking of the entire family. Tricia was a free and fun spirit...much like the rest of you. 
She lived her life with adventure and freedom...that is a good thing! 
Praying for her and all of you. 

My dearest Tricia- "Twiggie" - my heart is heavy because you are not with us physically anymore but your spirit is so strong and the thoughts of the very special connection that we had in St. John and St. Thomas, our beloved islands for so many years, brings back my smile through the tears. I will always cherish all of the times we spent on sailboats, dingys, catamarans and more - together around our beloved islands as true island girls. I promise that whenever I am in St. John, I will walk with your footprints in the sand and  Bucky's running beside ours. In my heart you will always be there and I will spend time with our mutual friends whenever possible. We will share stories of our adventures and most treasured moments with you to keep your memory alive. You had the most amazing smile and infectious laughter that always brought so much joy to so many . You had such an incredible free spirit about you that made so many of us want to be around you whenever possible.. You are so loved and will be missed - thank you for being who you were -God Bless You Always!

To Vickie-"Stick", Cindy, Jean, Mike and Billy- I love you all and will pray for you to find peace in the loss of your beautiful sister.

My deepest sympathy to the entire Mattevi families. May the peace of God be with Tricia.  To all of the Mattevi families-a great "Bath Wildcat" family- God bless all!!.......

Patti you will be missed dearly. But we all know that one day we will see you again. Until then spread your angel wings and fly high..

Tricia you are missed. I will always remember your loving and kind friendship. Your long battle is over and you fought so hard and for so long. One of the bravest warriors I know. May you have your own island in heaven dear friend.

Wishing you peace and love from your island friends. Fair winds and calm seas 

Sorry for your lose, thinking of you in this trying time

Love her never seen her without a,smile even when she was little she was happy every time I saw her in Cairo God has a,happy peace full child in heaven now God bless her and take good care of her she one of a kind

To My Dearest Cousin in the Whole Wide World,
I will never forget all the many wonderful memories we had growing up together! I still remember certain things so vividly and even the reoccurring dream I had about driving to your house to visit. You taught me new things, mainly about horses and how to care for them, and I will never forget the thrill of riding for the first time and many times afterwards! You were an amazing cousin whom I always looked up to (being 1 year minus 3 days older than me- ha!) Remember how I always reminded you that we were the same age for 3 days once a year? We were kindred spirits, best buds, partners in crime,... and we will be cousins forever, for all eternity! Love you always!!!

Dear Tricianne,  ...”One of the great things about having people who love you and who’ve lived alongside of you for a long time is how they can surprise you, how when you’re with them they can dig out a story or unveil something about you that you had totally forgotten about or had never known at all.  It was like having a small lost part of you suddenly and unexpectedly returned to you.”  Goodbye my Twiggy Tricianne.  You said I was your angel, but truly, you were mine.  Fly with the angels into Jesus’ arms. Sing with mom, dance with dad.  And oh so many others...and I’ll see you there soon. 

Hi beautiful lady..I never knew you but I was told very complimentary things by Steve ex boyfriend of mine. I saw you sing with Parish Gap maybe a couple times after you moved back to Oregon. Just by your demeanour I could see you SPECIAL.. and you died like my mother did..with the same cancer..Steve told me the other day when you passed. I said a deep thought prayer for you tonight..your in Jesus's arms around beautiful angel.