Ann Llewellyn Matthews Hood River, Oregon Obituary

Ann Llewellyn Matthews

<p><em>Ann Llewellyn Matthews passed away in her sleep, early Thursday morning, 16 June 2022 at her home in Hood River, Oregon, in the company of her son and cousins.</em></p><p><em>She was born in Caracas, Venezuela on 5 April 1950 to John W. and Kirby L. (Adams) Matthews. She is survived by her son Jarrett Thorsted, by brothers John, Patrick and William Matthews, four nieces and nephews, several cousins, and was predeceased by her parents and brothers David and Jeffrey.</em></p><p><em>Ann was graduated from Pitzer College in Claremont, California and received a J.D. from the University of Puget Sound (now Seattle University) School of Law. She was known professionally as Llewellyn and after becoming associated with the Northwest Pulp and Paper Association (NWPPA) she practiced environmental law and was quickly named as executive director.</em></p><p><em>Llewellyn worked at national and state levels and especially with the Washington State legislature to effect equitable regulations for the pulp and paper industry, and with various Indigenous Peoples tribes to improve water quality discharged from paper mills that might affect riverine life.</em></p><p><em>In her personal life Llewellyn was an avid windsurfer in the Columbia River Gorge where she made many friends over the course of a number of years. She amazed many at her expert control of the sail while using minimal force. She also loved hiking with Jarrett on the many trails in the Gorge and visiting its waterfalls.</em></p><p><em>She developed an interest in art and attended the Gage Academy of Art in Seattle, learning portraiture and landscape techniques in oil and pencil. During this time Ann also spent a few vacations studying art in Italy.</em></p><p><em>Upon retirement from NWPPA Llewellyn moved to Florence, Italy where she became a permanent resident. There she taught anatomy at the Angel Academy of Art and painted for pleasure and on commission.</em></p><p><em>After ten wonderful years in Florence she returned full-time to her home in Hood River but about nine months later was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer which she fought valiantly.</em></p><p><em>Her body has been cremated and a memorial service will be scheduled for a future date. </em><em>Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson&#39;s Tribute Center &bull; 1401 Belmont Avenue, Hood River, Oregon 97031.&nbsp;&nbsp;Visit www.AndersonsTributeCenter.com to leave a note of condolence for the family.</em></p>
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Ann Llewellyn Matthews passed away in her sleep, early Thursday morning, 16 June 2022 at her home in Hood River, Oregon, in the company of her son and cousins.

She was born in Caracas, Venezuela on 5 April 1950 to John W. and Kirby L. (Adams) Matthews. She is survived by her son Jarrett Thorsted, by brothers John, Patrick and William Matthews, four nieces and nephews, several cousins, and was predeceased by her parents and brothers David and Jeffrey.

Ann was graduated from Pitzer College in Claremont, California and received a J.D. from the University of Puget Sound (now Seattle University) School of Law. She was known professionally as Llewellyn and after becoming associated with the Northwest Pulp and Paper Association (NWPPA) she practiced environmental law and was quickly named as executive director.

Llewellyn worked at national and state levels and especially with the Washington State legislature to effect equitable regulations for the pulp and paper industry, and with various Indigenous Peoples tribes to improve water quality discharged from paper mills that might affect riverine life.

In her personal life Llewellyn was an avid windsurfer in the Columbia River Gorge where she made many friends over the course of a number of years. She amazed many at her expert control of the sail while using minimal force. She also loved hiking with Jarrett on the many trails in the Gorge and visiting its waterfalls.

She developed an interest in art and attended the Gage Academy of Art in Seattle, learning portraiture and landscape techniques in oil and pencil. During this time Ann also spent a few vacations studying art in Italy.

Upon retirement from NWPPA Llewellyn moved to Florence, Italy where she became a permanent resident. There she taught anatomy at the Angel Academy of Art and painted for pleasure and on commission.

After ten wonderful years in Florence she returned full-time to her home in Hood River but about nine months later was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer which she fought valiantly.

Her body has been cremated and a memorial service will be scheduled for a future date. Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson's Tribute Center • 1401 Belmont Avenue, Hood River, Oregon 97031.  Visit www.AndersonsTributeCenter.com to leave a note of condolence for the family.

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