Fonda Matsler

Fonda Matsler
Fonda Matsler

Fonda Matsler, 96, of Amarillo, TX died Thursday, March 25, 2021.

Memorial services will be at 11:00 a.m., Monday, March 29, 2021, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, 2800 Paramount Blvd.  Burial will be private.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors.

Fonda was born November 20, 1924, in Muleshoe, TX to Thomas E. and Gertrude Duke.  Following graduation from Tulia High School in 1942, she earned an associate degree from Chillicothe Business College. She worked for H.D. Lee in Kansas City, MO, then moved back to Tulia, TX to be close to her family during the war. Fonda later worked for the Texas Employment Commission and the Santa Fe Railroad.

She married Gerald R. Matsler on April 20, 1952, and faithfully served her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Matsler.  They had been married for 52 years.

Survivors include two daughters, Dana Norrell and husband Billy, and Dede Webb, all of Amarillo, TX; a son, Dan Matsler and wife Kim, of Amarillo, TX; grandchildren, Zack Norrell, Nick Norrell, Tucker Norrell and wife Miranda, Michelle Valdez and husband Rolando, Monica Carlson and husband Andrew, David Matsler and Katie Walker, and Amanda Matsler and Matt Aupperle; and eleven great-grandchildren. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be sent to your favorite charity.

16 Replies to “Fonda Matsler”

  1. I shall always cherish the time Clophas and I spent with Gerald and Fonda and the many trips we took together. We loved staying with them at the park at Donna and watching the golf tournaments in L.V. We were all sitting on the 18th hole at the LV International when Tiger Woods celebrated his first victory. Our original group of 12 is getting smaller all the time but nothing takes away the love I still feel for all of them and their precious families! I am grieving with you today.

  2. “Although no words can take away the sorrow that you bare. May it be comforting to you to know that others care.”
    Author unknown

    Aunt Fonda will be missed by so many that loved her. May her beautiful soul Rest In Peace 🌹

  3. A great lady. Remembering Fonda and family from the good old softball “Bad News Bears” days. Our condolences, we are sorry for your loss. Glenn & Karen

  4. I admire the way your Mom lived her life and the light she brought to others. Although it has been years since I’ve seen her, she was a very special woman and I’m so sorry for your loss. 🌹

  5. We are so very sorry for your loss. We’ll always remember the fun and joy Fonda brought to the Duke Reunions.
    Sending our love and prayers.

  6. Our deepest condolences to Fonda’s family. May God surround you with everlasting love

  7. My deepest condolences to Fonda’s family. May you find peace and comfort in your memories of her and in the arms of God. Prayers, love, and hugs.
    Jamie

  8. Always loved Fonda..she made me smile when I would spend time with her at the Duke reunions. May god bless her and her family at this time

  9. Dear family,

    What a lovely picture; beautiful lady. So sorry for all of you for your loss.
    She had a good long life and has moved on to a life of eternity.
    May you have comfort during this time.

    Michele Dement

  10. Fonda Zane’s smile was from the inside out and will be missed. Our prayers are with her family for comfort at this time. Her memories are in your hearts.

  11. So many “Fonda” memories of times spent with Fonda Zane at the family reunions. Sending prayers and love for all the family.
    Another beautiful smiling sprit in heaven.

  12. My condolences to all of Fonda Zane’s family.
    Our family sends all our love to all of your family.
    Donna, DMinor, and Bayou

  13. Will miss our sweet Fonda Zane. Always a bubbly personality and smile on her face. Praying for God to wrap HIS arms around the family and provide comfort and peace.
    All my love always!

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