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Minot, ND  58701

Phone: (701) 838-2832
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Email: thomasfh@minot.com

Elizabeth Rodriguez-Mattei

Elizabeth Rodriguez-Mattei, 83, Minot ND, died on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Trinity Hospital in Minot.

Elizabeth was born December 4, 1933 in Puerto Rico. She attended business college and worked at the telephone company, then at Banco Popular in Old San Juan. 

Liz married the love of her life, Vicente Rodriguez-Mattei, on December 22, 1956. Vicente’s military service took them from Florida to England, Michigan, back to Puerto Rico, and eventually to Minot AFB ND in 1971. After retirement, they made Minot their home. 

Liz was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker, and a member of the Officers Wives Club. She was an active Red Cross volunteer and recipient of numerous awards.  She was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star, holding many local and state offices, and served as Worthy Grand Matron of N.D in 2005-2006.  Liz was a member of the Presbyterian Church, Minot, and sang in the Chancel Choir. She especially enjoyed dancing with her husband, travel, camping, and listening to music. 

Liz’s loving family includes her children: Sonia (Fred) Allen of Salem OR, Evelyn Rodriguez Rinker of Sedalia CO, Vince Rodriguez of Venice CA; grandchildren: Gianna, Alyssa, Hannah, Charles, Jesse, Joseph, and great grandson Weston.

Liz was preceded in death by her parents and beloved husband.

Celebration of the Life of Liz Rodriguez: Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Cornerstone Presbyterian Church - Minot.

Interment will be in Rosehill Memorial Park - Minot.

Visitation: Wednesday, August 9, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Thomas Family Funeral Home - Minot.

If you choose to send a memorial, donations can be made to the American Red Cross or Shriners Hospitals for Children.


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MessageMy deepest sympathies to you all in the loss of your Mom. Liz was such a special special lady! I looked forward to visiting with her in church, church choir, at her eye appointments, and just when i would bump into her about town! Always greeted me with a big hug and such a warm smile!! I will miss her as I'm sure sooooo many will!! She made a big impression on me through the years! Much love and sympathy to your family!
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MessageWorking at both the old and new Air Force hospitals, it was always a pleasure to see Liz coming down the hallway with her big smile and cheery personality. She improved the day for everyone that she met!
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MessageSonia, Evelyn and Vince,
My heart is heavy with the sorry of your loss. I know how deep the hurt is. You, like me, are so lucky to have each other to share in the love and memories your Mom. Being together and working through this difficult time is testament to her love of family.
Hugs to all,
Odette
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MessagePrayers and hugs to the family. Lovely lady.
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MessageYour Mom resonated beauty inside and out!!!! I loved to visit her, we talked more often about the island of Puerto Rico, my house building frustrations, and she loved to talk about her children. I will truly miss and love her, and pray for your families strength.
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MessageDear Vinny
I was very sorry to hear about your Mom.
My Deepest Sympathy to You and your Family.

With Deepest Sympathy

Rob Carlson
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MessageThe loss is great. She will be deeply missed. She leaves behind the gifts of her children and grandchildren, we are truly blessed. Thank you Liz.
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MessageLiz a very special Lady & role model for our Rainbow Girls.
Rainbow Love always,
Mollie Jorgensen
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MessageMy prayers and thoughts are with your family. I have nice memories of Liz and her mentorship of young people in Minot through Rainbow and Demolay. I always looked forward to receiving her annual notes for my OES membership (with a greeting for my mom) in Liz's perfect penmanship. She loved family dearly, and extended graciousness to all.
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MessageMothers are guardian angels, teachers, and best friends who we are blessed with for a time with their valuable time. My most heartfelt sympathies.
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MessageSonia, Evelyn, and Vinnie - Our hearts go out to you and your family at this sudden loss. Sending love, hugs, and prayers at this very difficult time in your lives. Cousin Eli was a lovely, caring, giving woman. Heaven is gaining an angel as the world suffers a loss.
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MessageMy heart is broken that I had not stopped to see Liz when I thought of her recently. She was a good friend. We met in Beginning Experience (BE) and worked together as facilitators and also as support staff for their fundraisers. She always remembered her late husband, with the license plate of VRM. She said it was Vroom! I also brought her a birthday cake with 60 candles on it at one of the dances we went to with our friends. She was a joy and always remembered me at birthday and Christmas. My prayers to the family and friends. We miss you, Liz.
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MessageSonia, We met at Salem Alliance, Sheepfold. You gave me your mother's name and that you graduated with Kristie. I moved back to Minot, living at the View.I
pray our Lord will comfort you in your loss. Blessings, Lue Helle
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MessageMy condolence to the family. Sister Elizabeth was a true lady with a fun sense of humor and I was honored to have known her through OES. May she rest In peace.
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MessageOur thoughts and prayers are with you. Liz was a fun loving person who always greeted you with a warm smile and big hug! May God Bless you during this difficult time and always. R.I.P. Liz.
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MessageVince my sympathy to you and your sisters.
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MessageLiz was such a wonderful friend to my mother. Mom always treasured her visits with Liz. I have so many wonderful memories of your mother throughout my years in Rainbow. Prayers to the Rodriguez family.
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MessageVince,
Sorry to hear about you Mom. I attended MSU with you.
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MessageMy beautiful mommy. I will love you and miss you forever.

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