Aileen Patricia “Pat” Matson, 95, of Southern Pines, NC, died Monday, September 26, 2022 at St. Joseph of the Pines Health Center.

She was born October 6, 1926 to Jack and Olivia Flanagan. She was happily married to Gordon N. Matson for 64 years. He preceded her in death in 2014.

She was a graduate of Evanston High School and attended Northwestern University. She was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha.

She enjoyed playing golf and bridge and was known for her quit wit. She attended Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by her daughter, Carey Rausch (Tom); her son Rick Matson (Kris Vilstrup); and four grandchildren, Mark Rausch, Jana Levin, Alex Matson and Karly Matson.

Services will be private at a later date.

Online condolences may be made at

Service arrangements have been entrusted to Boles Funeral Home.

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