Virginia Evon Pearson Matthews
Evon P. Matthews, a clerk with the Virginia probation and parole office, died of
complications from Alzheimer's disease Aug. 1, 2006 at Capital Hospice in Arlington.

Mrs. Matthews worked in the Arlington office of the Virginia probation and parole division
for 33 years, retiring in 1978.

She was born Virginia Evon Pearson in Washington and graduated from
Western High
School (1944).
She worked briefly at the National War College until joining the Virginia
Department of Corrections.

She was a Sunday school teacher with Community United Methodist Church in Arlington
and enjoyed painting and bowling.

Survivors include her husband, Walter Matthews of Arlington; a daughter, Valerie Goins
of Fairfax County; two stepchildren, Walter Matthews Jr. of Urbanna, Va., and Anita
Jackson of Saluda, Va.; a sister, Zara Creel of Holiday, Fla.; and a brother, Jack
Pearson of Timonium, Md.