George Thurston Matheny ’42

George Thurston Matheny ’42 died on Aug. 11 in Albuquerque, N.Mex. at the age of 91. His wife of 58 years, Emma Cooke Matheny, passed away in June 1999. He is survived by two children, Martha Carolyn Matheny and George Thurston Matheny, Jr. ’68, P.O. Box 713, Tijeras, NM 87059; three grandsons, Samuel Bede Matheny, Ismael Thurston Halidou, and Moustapha Cooke Halidou; and one great-grandson, Aidan Tyson Halidou. In honor of his request, Matheny’s ashes were sprinkled together with his late wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother on Old Rag in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Matheny served for many years as a Presbyterian minister in Virginia and was known for his strong advocacy of civil rights.