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1951 Carson 2021

Carson William Matthews

August 13, 1951 — November 2, 2021

Carson W. "Masterblaster" Matthews, age 70, passed away November 2, 2021, in Albuquerque, NM.  He was born August 13, 1951 in Alhambra, California to Mack Matthews and Maggie Sandoval.  He was proudly raised by his father and mother Manuel and Maggie Lopez.  He was a loving husband to the love of his life, Lorraine Matthews; and a proud parent of 4 children,.Hope, Renee, June and Jason.  He was a miner in Grants, NM, Nevada Test Site, NV, and Questa, for 33 years.  His special accomplishment was being a blaster and known as "Masterblaster".  Carson loved watching the Raiders, playing with and teaching his Grandkids, music and dancing with his wife.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Manuel and Maggie Lopez, and his birth father, Mack Matthews; and his pet dog Baby Swayze.

Carson is survived by his loving wife of 23 years, Lorraine; his children, Hope and Frank Giona, Renee and Joaquin Trujillo, June and Osman Bahadirli, Jason and Pavin Matthews; 8 grandchildren; sister, Bernadette Lopez; special sister, Charlotte from Monte Vista, CO, brothers and sisters-in-law, David Jaramillo, Daniel Jaramillo, Mary Jaramillo, Margaret Jaramillo, Connie Jaramillo, Phillip Jaramillo, Sylvia Jaramillo, Shirley Jaramillo, Gene Hollobaugh and Dean Hollobaugh; and his precious pet dog, Sunny.

Carson was a very special person, a man of great integrity, who loved his family and will be forever missed by all who knew him.  Services pending.

Never Forgotten

I think of things you used to say

And all that you would do.

At some point, every single day,

My thoughts will turn to you.

To lose you was a bitter wrench,

The pain cut to my core.

I cried until my tears ran out 

And then I cried some more.

This wouldn't be your wish for me

That I'd be ever sad

So I try to remind myself

Of happy times we had.

I know I can't be with you now

And you can't be with me

But safe inside my heart you'll stay;

That's where you'll always be.


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