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This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Ralph Mathews, 83 years old, born on September 24, 1928, and passed away on April 7, 2012. We will remember him forever.
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April 11
April 11
Grandpa!! Where has the time gone?! I Love you and Miss you so much!!! I wish you were here with all of us!
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April 7
April 7
Well, Ralph, you left us 12 years ago to go be with the Lord. I still miss you, my friend, and will always miss you! ✝️
September 25, 2023
September 25, 2023
It's been 95 years since you were born out in Chanute, Kansas Dad! I miss you pappy, Thomas just turned 38, I wish we could just pick up the phone and chat a while. The family got together to celebrate Thomas yesterday, we talked about you and wished you were there. A couple of weeks ago we celebrated Cody's 47th birthday. The whole family was down in Newport Beach, your old stompin' grounds. We miss you and we will always love ya Dad!
September 24, 2023
September 24, 2023
Happy birthday Grandpa! I miss you so much! I wish you were here so we could celebrate our birthdays together. Celebrating my birthday isn’t the same anymore with celebrating ours together! I love you grandpa!
September 24, 2023
September 24, 2023
Today is Ralph’s birthday, that gives us another opportunity to remember a great man! We will never forget you Ralph, you will always be in our hearts and on our minds for the remainder of our time. Happy Birthday to you my friend! ✝️
April 9, 2023
April 9, 2023
Thinking of you Pappy! Time keeps rolling on but the memories are always there, thank you for always being strong and supporting everyone you knew and many that you didn't know. You would have been proud of Cody, he worked hard to get many of the Riverside Plastering elite to get together and celebrate you and our experiences. What a great time! I will always love you Pappy!







April 7, 2023
April 7, 2023
Ralph, you are still missed so much! We just had a beautiful gathering in your memory! 1 Saturday ago, with a lot of men that still remember you because of who you were & the great memory’s we all have because you started Riverside Plastering, that brought us all together. I love you! I will never forget you!
September 24, 2022
September 24, 2022
Happy Birthday Ralph! Still missing you! Great friends are hard to let go!
April 8, 2022
April 8, 2022
Thinking of you Pappy! It's been ten years and I find that hard to believe. I wish we could sit down to an early morning cup of coffee, I think of those early morning business meetings and it makes me smile. Life seemed simpler back then...I miss you still and always will...
April 8, 2022
April 8, 2022
It been 10 years, I remember it like it was yesterday, that you left us to be with the lord. You were a special person in my life Ralph! I will never forget you, i look forward to seeing you again so we can catch up. In my thoughts always! ✝️
September 24, 2021
September 24, 2021
They say it’s your birthday, we’re gonna have a good time, I’m glad it’s your birthday, Happy Birthday to you!!! Love you and miss you grandpa!! We are celebrating Thomas and Cody’s birthday tomorrow!! We will have a toast to you and your Birthday!! ❤️
April 8, 2021
April 8, 2021
9 years! I can’t believe it! Feels like yesterday grandpa!! So much has happened and I wish you were here to share it with you!! I have 3 Beautiful kids and I wish you could see them and meet them! They would Love you so much!! And you’re son is just the sweetest tough grandpa! It’s the Best seeing him as grandpa!! We love you and miss you so so much grandpa!!
April 7, 2021
April 7, 2021
9 years have gone by so fast. I feel like you were just here. I still hear your voice like it was yesterday. I love you and miss you so much Grandpa. I wish you were still here. I wish I could give you a call and talk to you. Life goes by way to fast. I love you Grandpa
April 7, 2021
April 7, 2021
Well, it has been 9 years since we said see you later Ralph. I still miss you my friend, and I always will! ✝️
September 24, 2020
September 24, 2020
Happy Birthday Dad! I still talk to you when no ones listening...I miss you and I always will, I miss our early morning coffee, trying to figure out how we were going to make payroll in those last months and weeks. Robbing a bank was laughed about, I will always love you pappy.
September 24, 2020
September 24, 2020
Happy Birthday Ralph! I will never forget you my friend, I will always miss you!
April 11, 2020
April 11, 2020
I Remember like it was last week when dad and I sat down for coffee in his office at about 5 o'clock on a Monday morning. It was time to sell everything we had and dissolve Riverside Plastering. It was a difficult conversation, we both had tears and struggled to say what needed doing first. That morning I will never forget, I miss you dad!
April 7, 2020
April 7, 2020
There are only a few people that you will know in your live that have a impact on you, Ralph is one of them! I will never forget the first time I met Ralph, it was my first day working for Riverside Plastering on the color crew and I was texturing on the bottom of a wall when he walked up to me and started talking to me. I told him I would like to talk to you but it is my first day on the job and I can not stop working to talk you, I am very sorry. He said my name is Ralph Mathews and I own this company so put down your tools. I did of course, and we shook hands and had short conversation, I we’ll never forget that man! Love you Ralph Mathews!
September 28, 2019
September 28, 2019
Still missing you Ralph! Seeing your picture brings back all the great memories I have of you that I will never forget!
April 8, 2019
April 8, 2019
I cannot believe it has been seven years since she passed away, you are still in my thoughts and always will be, still missing you Ralph!
April 8, 2019
April 8, 2019
Pappy I still and always will think of what you might do in tough situations, why did we ever get involved with lath and plaster? I guess getting filthy and sweating from head to toe was easy when you're young and hungry. I miss you so much dad, and I love my memories, thank you...
September 25, 2018
September 25, 2018
Still missing you Ralph, and I always will!
April 12, 2018
April 12, 2018
The years just march on relentlessly pappy, I think of you and I miss you dad. You weren't perfect but you were my dad and I know that you loved me and for that I am blessed. I will always love you and treasure the memories. Thank you dad!
September 26, 2017
September 26, 2017
Sunday you would have been 89 dad! You said it more than once,"Old plasterers never die, they just smell that way"...I miss you and the laughs we had, thank you for some really good memories. love you today and always pappy...
September 25, 2017
September 25, 2017
Happy birthday grandpa! I miss you more than ever!
I love you so much!
September 24, 2017
September 24, 2017
Happy birthday Ralph wish you were still here!
April 11, 2017
April 11, 2017
Wow five years have passed by so quickly, I still miss you Ralph! I can still remember the first time I met you, it was my first day on the job working for Tex and I remember is gentlemen with long white hair pulling in with a dump truck full of sand. I was texturing on the bottom of the wall and you walked up to me and started talking to me and I told you it was my first day on the job and I couldn't stop working to talk to you. At that point you said put down your tools son I own this company! I will never forget you Ralph because there are certain people you meet in life that leave an impression on you and you were one of those special people!
April 11, 2017
April 11, 2017
I miss you so much grandpa!! I can't believe it's been five years! I miss you more than ever! I really wish you could see your beautiful great grandchildren. Carolyn and I had our second baby and he's a boy. We named him Wyatt. He is a true blessing! He's a handsome Mathews boy! Our first baby is Ellie. She's a real sweet heart! You would love them both! I miss you so so much grandpa!! I love you so much!!!
April 7, 2017
April 7, 2017
Its been 5 years pappy and I still see your smile so clear in my mind. I think about what you would do so many times when problems occur in my plastering business. Working together for those 25 years was a good thing, we laughed and worried together, it went by so fast. I wish I could talk to you now, I have so much to share with you dad. I still love you and I love the memories...
September 26, 2016
September 26, 2016
Still missing you Ralph! I will always remember you!
September 25, 2016
September 25, 2016
No matter how old I get you never change dad, the memories are a plenty and I can see you just as clear as if I saw you yesterday. I would love to share that I pumped 80 sacks Thursday, browned a big custom, and there were 7 1/2 of us to get the job done. It's always the drive home that I wish I could talk...you are always in my heart and mind...
Yesterday you would have been 88! We would have had Mexican food and a glass of something cold and thirst quenching, I miss you...
April 7, 2016
April 7, 2016
I'm missing my dad this week...as much as ever! It seems like Easter is always a time to reflect and remember what a good dad I had. He was there when I needed him. I can't make myself go to his grave site...he's not there! I'm grateful dad's sleeping and waiting for Jesus to return to take him home. I can't wait to see him again...what a happy day that will be!. In the meantime, I will continue to miss his voice, his sense of humor, his laugh, his generosity and his good advice, which I mostly ignored at the time. He was a very special man with many flaws but he loved his children very much and I felt it... most of the time. Thanks Dad! I will love you always!!
April 7, 2016
April 7, 2016
Ralph still thinking of you wishing we were still putting mud on the wall! I have the fondest memories of you and will always feel that way! I know you are in a better place and that gives me peace!
September 24, 2015
September 24, 2015
Still missing you Ralph and always will thanks again for all the great times.
September 24, 2014
September 24, 2014
Thinkin' of you today Pappy, truthfully I think of you all the time...I wish we could get some Mexican food and celebrate your 86th birthday today with you...miss you...
September 24, 2014
September 24, 2014
Happy birthday Grandpa Ralph! We love you and miss you everyday!
April 10, 2014
April 10, 2014
I love you grandpa Ralph! I see your picture on our wall everyday. Miss you so much.
April 7, 2014
April 7, 2014
Daddy....I can't believe it's been two years since I've heard your voice and felt your touch....oh how I miss being able to pick up the phone and talk to you. I'm so sorry I didn't stay with you the night you left us. I thought we would have more time together. I remember telling you I would see you in the morning....that's still true...I'll see you on that beautiful blessed morning when Jesus comes to take us home with him!! Sleep that peaceful restful sleep dad and I'll see you in the morning!!
April 7, 2014
April 7, 2014
GRAMPS!!! I miss you so much! I wish you were here to meet your great grandson!! And you have a great granddaughter coming too!!! I love you and think of you all the time!!
April 7, 2014
April 7, 2014
Hey Pappy; it seems like just the other day when you went to rest until the King returns. I think of you so much, I'm doing everyday what you and I did together for nearly 25 years, I miss you...
September 24, 2013
September 24, 2013
Happy birthday Ralph still missing you!
April 10, 2013
April 10, 2013
Still missing you Ralph you will not be forgotten!
April 7, 2013
April 7, 2013
Wow....doesn't seem possible Dad's been gone for a year! The pain of his loss doesn't go away!! I miss his voice, and his hugs. I miss his teasing...never thought I would feel that way!! Mostly I just miss hearing his voice and hearing him say my name and telling me he loved me more than I would ever know.  I pray I will see him again one day!!
April 24, 2012
April 24, 2012
Mr. Ralph, and then you would say what's that and then I would say Dad. I miss you so very much, my own dad didn't want me but you were always there for me. The advice you gave me and all your kindness and unconditional love can't thank you enough. Until we meet again in heaven with clean fresh air and blue skies breathe deeply and enjoy. Love you always ~Connie
April 23, 2012
April 23, 2012
Celebrating a life well lived. I will cherish the memories forever.
Mike
April 23, 2012
April 23, 2012
Ralph I have a very heavy heart not knowing that you had left us; you were the Best boss a person could ask for and a great person also you will always be in my thoughts. It is a very sad day for me I am so sorry that I didn't know and I will have to live with that fact. Arnold
April 20, 2012
April 20, 2012
Grandpa Ralph, You are one of the many reasons I am proud to be a Mathews. I love your wit and unique sense of humor. I will never get tired of hearing stories that Cody shares with me about you. You effected so many lives. I know you always said you don't know why or that I shouldn't but I love you very much! Forever missed........
April 18, 2012
April 18, 2012
Words to describe my dad would include hardworking, generous, smart, talented, caring, loving, handsome, funny, stubborn, and loved. I’m so proud of my dad…courageous and strong to the end. Now when I ask “How are you?” There is no need to pretend. We all love and miss you so much. Sleep Daddy until that blessed morning when we will all meet again. You are forever in my heart!
April 18, 2012
April 18, 2012
Ralph- you will forever be in my heart and never forgotten. Your smile, I will always remember that smile. Thank you for the Irish coffees and for your warm hugs. My prayers are now for your loved ones who will need a little extra support. Rest in Peace and enjoy heaven.
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April 11
April 11
Grandpa!! Where has the time gone?! I Love you and Miss you so much!!! I wish you were here with all of us!
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April 7
April 7
Well, Ralph, you left us 12 years ago to go be with the Lord. I still miss you, my friend, and will always miss you! ✝️
September 25, 2023
September 25, 2023
It's been 95 years since you were born out in Chanute, Kansas Dad! I miss you pappy, Thomas just turned 38, I wish we could just pick up the phone and chat a while. The family got together to celebrate Thomas yesterday, we talked about you and wished you were there. A couple of weeks ago we celebrated Cody's 47th birthday. The whole family was down in Newport Beach, your old stompin' grounds. We miss you and we will always love ya Dad!
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