KALISPELL - Vicki Lynn Matkin, 51, died Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2005, due to cancer at the Kalispell Regional Medical Center in Kalispell.
A funeral service for Vicki was Saturday afternoon in the Johnson Mortuary Chapel with Vicar Mark Langhoff of the St. John Lutheran Church in Deer Lodge.
She was born on June 5, 1954 in LaMoure, N. D., the second child of Ivan and Diane (Hess) Wallgren. Shortly after her birth, her family moved to Deer Lodge, where she grew up. She loved horses and barrel racing. She graduated from Powell County High School in 1972 and went to work for the Montana State registrar's office.
Vicki married Rick Matkin in 1973. They moved to Havre in 1978. Vicki and Rick were later divorced.
Vicki later moved to Chinook, where she worked for Ezzies Wholesale as an office manager for more than 10 years. She met the love of her life, Woody Robertson, in 2000. They moved to Columbia Falls in 2002. Vicki loved her cat and enjoyed flowers, gardening, reading and spending time with her grandchildren.
Survivors include her husband, Woody Robertson of Columbia Falls; parents, Ivan and Diane Wallgren of Deer Lodge; brother, Terry (Mary) Wallgren in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.; sons, Cory (Holly) Matkin and Lee (Jennifer) Matkin, all of Havre; four grandchildren; and one nephew.
The family suggests memorial gifts be given to the American Cancer Society, 3550 Mullan Road, Suite 105, Missoula, MT 59808.
Johnson Mortuary & Crematory is caring for Vicki's family.