Karla Jean Matson
Our beloved mother, sister, and friend passed away April 17th 2023.
Karla was Born in St Louis, Missouri on October 28th 1962. Leaving this world at the young age of 60.
Memorial service for Karla Matson will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in St Charles, Mo. on Saturday, April 22nd, 2023.
The service will begin at 12pm at 2245 S Old Hwy 94, St. Charles, Mo. 63303
She is a loving, respected and admired mother to 7 children; Jamie, Jeffrey, Krystal, Jason, Kara, Kailee and Jenna. As well as the best Grandma ever to 5 beautiful grandchildren that she truly adored; Justin and Jayden, sons of Jamie; Wesley, son of Jeffrey; Elijah, son of Krystal, and Annaliah, her first granddaughter of Jenna. She spent countless hours with her grandkids and enjoyed everything about being a grandma. She loved her children so much and sacrificed so much for them. There was no length she wouldn't go to ensure her children knew that she loved them. Her greatest pride and joy in her life was her children, grandchildren, and all their accomplishments. She was so proud of each and everyone of her children, and always their biggest supporter of their dreams and goals. Her Family was everything to her. She was so grateful that she was able to be a mother and grandma.
Karla attended many wards over the years at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and was so proud to be a Latter Day Saint Woman of Christ. Her testimony and love of our Savior Jesus Christ was shared across continents. She was steadfast and devoted to following in the footsteps of Christ and his teachings and love he shared to the world. Her faith never faltered even in the most painful moments she has lived through.
She loved to teach. She homeschooled her children as they were growing up and loved to be a teacher. She also worked a lot with families in Africa. Helping so many people. She was teaching English and Music in Africa to the families and children and created a foundation called Tones of the Heart Foundation. She was working towards funding orphanages and learning centers for families in Africa. She is missed dearly by all those who knew her there. There was a child named in her honor in the village she taught. Baby Karla is now 18 months old and a beautiful little girl who is learning more and more from her family that was taught by our mother.
She loved to sing! All who knew my mother knew she would always have a song ready to pull out of her repertoire at any moment. And would be willing to make a fool of herself if needed to create a smile on your face if you were down. While in Branson she had her own Karen Carpenter Tribute Show that she performed in and shared her love of music with people from around the world.
She was a certified life coach and helped to heal so many broken and overwhelmed parents and families and bring them together as one loving unit. She helped so many by sharing her own struggles and wanted nothing more than to unite mothers and children to heal broken relationships and friendships within their family unit. Her mission was to build a center where families were brought together to heal to learn how to forgive and how to love each other so that families never had to experience pain as she has in her life. Her vision of the HOPE center will forever live on within her children's aspirations and dreams.
Her last written words to her children,
To my 7 perfectly beautiful souls I get to call my children, I want to express the words of my soul while I can to each of you. My words reach deep and far and have been buried within the confines of my mind your whole lives. And while I was never able to express how much I loved each of you I pray that you will feel the depth of the love I have and the gratitude I have felt that I got to be called MOTHER in this lifetime.
To our beautiful Mother from her grieving children. Our hearts hurt while we have had to say our goodbyes entirely too early. But our hearts were filled by you in every way you could. You will never be forgotten. Our love for you will always remain with you no matter where you go, and we know your love for us was eternal and without limits. We Love you Mother Until We Meet Again ❤️