Obituary: Mattie Earl Whitson Squires Jan. 15, 1926 – March 23, 2017

MATTIE EARL WHITSON SQUIRES Jan. 15, 1926 – March 23, 2017

Mattie Earl Whitson Squires was born on January 15, 1926, in Achille, Oklahoma and grew up in New Mexico and West Texas. She passed away on March 23, 2017, in Los Alamos, New Mexico at the age of 91.

In 1946, Mattie Earl married Billy Warren Squires in Littlefield, Texas. After residing in Arvada, Colorado for over 50 years, Mattie Earl retired to Pueblo, Colorado in 2003. She then moved to Los Alamos, New Mexico in 2015.

She was very proud of her career working for the federal government in Washington, D. C., Lubbock, Texas and Denver, Colorado. Mattie Earl also loved spending time with her family – especially her grandchildren. She was also an avid bridge player and enjoyed going to the theater.

Mattie Earl is survived by her brother Robert Whitson; daughter, Cindy (Wolfgang) Dworzak; daughter-in-law Eileen Squires; grandchildren Patricia Dworzak, Bradley (Patricia) Dworzak, Lee (Claire) Squires and Maggie Squires; great grandchildren, Theodore, Payton and  Ruari. She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy, and son, Ty Squires.

Memorial contributions may be made to Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service, Inc., 2202 Canyon Road, Los Alamos, NM, 87544. Memorial service for the family is planned for a later date. The family of Mattie Earl Whitson Squires has entrusted the care of their loved one to the DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Espanola Valley. 505.747.7477 www.devargasfuneral.com.

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