Louise Matson

Louise Thorne Matson (Thorne)

May 7th, 1933 - June 20th, 2020
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Louise Matson, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been submitted for approval. There may be a delay before posting.

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Louise Matson

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Louise's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Louise's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.
Send Flowers
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist


Louise Thorne Matson
Age 87 of Mpls. Died June 20, 2020. Preceded in death by parents, Rev. Charles and Helen (Rutledge) Thorne; husband Robert McAnulty; and brother Charles Thorne, Jr. Survived by husband, Wiilliam; children Helen (Steven) Emslander and Carlton (Anita) Matson; 6 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Louise was born Sunday, May 7, 1933, in time to be announced by her father at the Presbyterian Church of Albion, IL. She grew up where her father served as pastor: Elmwood, IL, St. Louis, MO, Beaver Dam, WI, and graduated high school in South St. Paul. Louise attended Wayland Academy in Beaver Dam, WI, Macalaster College and William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, MN and the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN. In 1954 she went to Turkey with SPAN, the Student Project for Amity among Nations. In her younger days Louise was an avid knitter. Funeral service Monday, July 13th at 11 AM, Gill Brothers Southwest Chapel, 5801 Lyndale Ave. South. Interment to follow at Ft. Snelling Nat'l Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance, 2277 MN-36 #200 Roseville, MN 55113.
Gill Brothers 612-861-6088
Read Less

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Louise Thorne Matson (Thorne), please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Sign Up for Notifications

Receive notifications about information and event scheduling for Louise

Service Details

  • Funeral service

    Monday, July 13th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Monday, July 13th, 2020 11:00am
    Gill Brothers Southwest Funeral Home
    5801 Lyndale Avenue South
    Minneapolis, MN 55419
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Mark Tiede
  • Interment

    Monday, July 13th, 2020 | 12:30pm
    Monday, July 13th, 2020 12:30pm
    Fort Snelling National Cemetery
    7601 34th Avenue, South
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Assembly area #4


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Louise here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

No video recorded.

Private Condolence
Provide comfort for the family of Louise Thorne Matson (Thorne) by sending flowers.
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist

Heartfelt Sympathies Store

Posted at 02:46pm
Carlton and Anita - Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. With deepest sympathy and all our love,
Flower Image

Love's Tapestry was purchased for the family of Louise Matson. Send Flowers


Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each
Share by: