OBITUARY: James “Jim” Fred Mathews Jr.

James “Jim” Fred Mathews Jr.

May 14, 1941 ~ September 26, 2021

James “Jim” Fred Mathews Jr., 80 ,of Ontario passed away at his home on Sunday, Sept. 26. He was born in the family home in Post, Texas, on May 14, 1941, to J. Fred Mathews and Fay Blasingame Mathews.  

The family came to Oregon and settled at Ontario. Jim went through school in Ontario and in 1960 married Shirley Rule.

He farmed in the Cairo area for 20-plus years doing what he loved, raising potatoes, onions, beets and corn. During this time he became the father of five children whom he loved with all his heart, teaching them the value of hard work as well as having fun together.

Jim then went to work as a . . .