Originally published Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 08:40p.m.

Hedwig (Hedy) Matthew, 95, was born on March 5, 1923, in Victoria, Kansas. She passed away on Jan. 23, 2019, at Brookdale Senior Living in San Antonio, Texas. She was the beloved wife of Gail Eugene Matthew and mother of Sharon and Richard. Hedy was the daughter of Anselm and Hermalina Leiker Dreiling; sister to four brothers, Othmar, Daniel, Gilbert and Wilfred, and three sisters, Lioba, Blanche and Mary. Hedy was the much loved grandmother to four greatly cherished grandchildren, Tristem Laux, Addison Matthew, Beth and James Millican and a great-grandson, Michael Charles Millican. With her naval officer spouse and children, Hedy traveled extensively but finally settled in Prescott, Arizona, after the death of her husband. She lived there for many years with her extended family making new friends and a new life for herself. Hedy was a loyal volunteer at the Yavapai Regional Medical Center and a parishioner at the Catholic Church. But in her heart she was never far from her formidable and resilient German heritage in Victoria. Hedy moved to San Antonio, Texas, in 2014 to be closer to her daughter and granddaughter, who were with her when she departed this world.

She was a consummate homemaker, baker and friend. Hedy left behind many greatly loved nieces, nephews, cousins and friends throughout the country. She will be buried in the Victoria, Kansas, cemetery through Cline’s Mortuary. Information provided by survivors.