Raewynn Matthews, former Oswego resident

Raewynn “Red” James Matthews, a Las Vegas resident for more than 45 years, died Sept. 5, 2012.

He was born Feb. 26, 1935 to Henry James and Thelma Matthews of Oswego.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Brian, and twin brother, Corwynn.

Starting out his young life at Nellis Air Force Base, he continued working hard as a member of the Las Vegas Labor Union Local 872. He was a master mechanic and was well-known for his workmanship of collecting and restoring old John Deere tractors.

Fishing, hunting and bird watching were also his passions

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Janice; his son, Tod and his wife, Jodee, and their children, Kyle, Clayton, Lauren and Brian; and his son, Henry and his son Dylan; and other family members.

Services will be held at 11:20 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1900 Buchanan Blvd., Boulder City, Nevada.

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