With Sadness

May 3, 2017

Categories: American Daffodil Society, Daffodil Enthusiasts, General

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With sadness, I am reporting Petie Matheson of Gloucester, Virginia, passed last night.   She was a long time ADS member and judge.  She was in the judging school with my own mom (Elizabeth C. Brown) during the mid 1970s.  I  will post Petiie’s obituary later when it becomes available.

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5 Responses to With Sadness

  1. Clay Higgins, North Carolina
    Clay Higgins, North Carolina
    May 3, 2017 at 5:20 am

    Hi Ceci,

    Thanks for letting us know about Petie. She is one of my beautiful memories of the world of Daffodils. Fran and I were always happy to see her face when we arrived at the Gloucester Daffodil Show. When I first got into the Daffodil Show in Barco, NC, she gave so much of her time to helping us get started during those first 4 or 5 years. She will be missed.


  2. Darrin Ellis-May, Georgia
    Darrin Ellis-May, Georgia
    May 3, 2017 at 5:34 am

    Thanks so much, Ceci. Petie invited me to judge Gloucester several time and I always happily accepted, except this year. I’ve heard from a few folks that she ran this year’s show from her hospital room. For any who know her that’s no surprise at all. She and my mom were also great buddies, though not through daffodils, but through Mathews and Gloucester Garden Clubs.

    Petie was a  dynamo and will be missed by countless people.

  3. Glenna Graves, Virginia
    May 3, 2017 at 9:19 am

    Petie was my daffodil mentor with the Garden Club of Virginia for several years. Very kind, very helpful, very knowledgeable and a good friend.

  4. Linda Wallpe, Ohio
    May 4, 2017 at 12:51 pm
  5. Ceci Brown, Virginia
    May 4, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    Thanks Linda for posting Petie’s obit.