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Western Slope Obituaries
Leonard Frank Mattive, 85, of Cedaredge, Colo., passed away August 27, 2011.
He was born July 30, 1926, in Arvada, Colo., to Giovanni "John" and Anna (Francescotti) Mattive. He attended Holy Family Catholic School for 11 years. The family moved to Brighton, Colo., where he graduated from Brighton High School in 1944.
He married Dorothy Dewey in 1953. She preceded him in death. He married Leota Reeves on January 12, 1974, in Loveland, Colo. They moved to Cedaredge, Colo., in 1975. She survives.
Leonard worked on the family farm, in masonry construction and was a hod carrier. He helped build several Western Slope high schools, banks, Mesa Mall and downtown renovations in Denver, Colo., in the early 1980s. He was a member of First Baptist Church where he enjoyed the 2:7 Discipleship class and the church library. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, farming, his animals, reading, rock and wood collecting, and attending his seven grandchildren's sports activities. He had lived at Willow Tree in Delta, Colo., since 2009.
He is survived by his wife, Leota Mattive of Cedaredge, Colo.; a son and his wife, Kevin and Kateri Reeves of Mosca, Colo.; a daughter and her husband, Kim and Scott Frost of Grand Mesa, Colo.; four grandsons, Kyle Reeves and his wife Amber of Burlington, Colo., Stephen Reeves and his wife Samantha of Fort Lupton, Colo., Corp. Jordan Reeves and his wife Lance, Corp. Courtney Reeves of Fallbrook, Calif., and Jeremy Frost and his wife Rylee of Cedaredge, Colo.; three granddaughters and their husbands, Rebekah and Zach Brooks of Cedaredge, Colo., Valerie and Nathan Brasby of Fort Morgan, Colo., and Jacque and Don Straka of Grenada, Nicaragua; 12 great-grandchildren, Alysia, Elizabeth, Abigale, Rachel, Corbin, Joshua, Kyra, Quentin, Lillian, Lilah, Isaac and Baby Brasby; a sister and her husband, Lorraine and Carl Rigli of Fort Morgan, Colo., and their children, Joe, Jim and Julie; a brother, Johnny Mattive of Pueblo County; and three sisters-in-law, Dorothy Mattive of Brighton, Colo., and her children, Patti, Dave, Bob and Michael, Liz Conley and Betty Hosclaw, both of Fort Lupton, Colo.
Mr. Mattive was preceded in death by a brother, Wayne Mattive; and his first wife, Dorothy Dewey.
Memorial services were held September 6 at First Baptist Church in Cedaredge, Colo.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, 370 W. Main Street, Cedaredge, Colo., 81413, or Willow Tree Care Center, 2050 S. Main, Delta, Colo., 81416.