Joyce Lee (Johnson) Matteson

May 29, 1936 ~ January 2, 2022 (age 85)


Joyce Lee Johnson Matteson was born May 29, 1936, at home in Belva, Oklahoma to Silas and Marvel Leona Dwyer Johnson Sale. She went to be with her Heavenly Savior on January 2, 2022, at her home north of Quinlan, Oklahoma. 

The third child of the family, she had an older brother Donald, and an older sister Shirley. Joyce grew up in Belva except for a short stay in Waynoka, Oklahoma, and two years during World War II when the family moved to Plainview, Kansas, where her parents worked at Boeing. As her parents both worked, she spent a lot of time with her grandparents, T.A. and Clara Dwyer who lived nearby in Belva. She finished her schooling at Quinlan High School.

On April 5, 1953, Joyce married Wesley Eugene Matteson and they moved to her present home where she spent the next 68 years. Other than a short time working at Trego's in Woodward, she was a wife, mother, farmer and rancher, grandma, and great grandma. Joyce loved the land, the animals, and her dogs of which there were many over the years. Some of the special dogs were Puppy, Lucky, Patches, Ole Sissy, Lisa, Kari, and Sugar. She enjoyed working in the yard and barnyard, keeping everything all mowed, trimmed, painted, and looking good. She cared for sick animals of all kinds from kittens to newborn calves she had helped to deliver. She loaded and turned out a multitude of roping calves and traveled many miles as a rodeo cowboy’s wife. She plowed the fields, planted the wheat, ran the combine to cut the wheat and then hauled it to town. If she had a pair of pliers and bailing wire, Joyce could fix about anything.

 After retiring, she turned her hands to making quilts and crocheting beautiful table clothes, doilies, and baby afghans. Over her lifetime she made dozens of baby boots and booties. Joyce enjoyed bowling and bowled on many different teams, sometimes bowling 4 times a week.

Joyce is survived by her four children, Susan Elaine White, Lee Ann Meek, LaDeana Kay Cummins (Marty), and Wesley Dean Matteson (Sherrie); her nine grandkids, Neta Marie Stine Copenhaver (John), Scott Orin White (Mary), Diana Elizabeth White Arensdorf (Brian), Deana Elaine White Mauck (Garin), John Charles Stine ll (Kamie), Joshua Keith Cummins (Stephanie), Madalyn Paige Cummins Bright (Nathan), Katelyn Dean Matteson Anthem (Cody), Tanna Grey Matteson Hepner (Jesse); and her nineteen great grandkids, Dakota John Copenhaver, Logan Gene Mauck, Aurora Beth White, John Charles Stine lll, A.J. Arensdorf, Dallett John Copenhaver, Megan Elaine Mauck, Hunter Issac Stine, Olivia Elizabeth Arensdorf, Matteson Orin White, Aria Rose White, Marlo Meadow Cummins, Owen Nathaniel Bright, Brody Vale Cummins, Luke Everett Bright, Kasen Wesley Anthem, Gracelynn Raye Hepner, Nora Kate Hepner,  and Klyde Alan Anthem. Joyce is also survived by a sister-in-law Georgia Ann Johnson, of Owasso Oklahoma, as well as other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Donald Johnson, and her sister Shirley Jean Washburn, and a son-in-law Michael Meek.

Memorials may be sent to First United Methodist Church in Mooreland, Mooreland Oklahoma Volunteer Fire Department, WOOF of Woodward(Pet Rescue).


 Services: Mooreland United Methodist Church, Saturday, 2:00 PM, January 8, 2022, Mooreland, OK

Officiating: Rev. Micah Welcher

Services  under the direction of Turner Funeral Home, Hinton, Oklahoma. Condolences may be sent to the family at, or you can find us on (Turner Funeral Homes).


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Funeral Service
January 8, 2022

2:00 PM
Mooreland First United Methodist Church
302 S. Elm St.
Mooreland, OK 73852

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