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Beau Mathewson

Beau Mathewson

Saturday, April 6th, 2019
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Beau A. Mathewson

Beau A. Mathewson, age 37 of rural Potter, passed away on Saturday April 6th, 2019, after a courageous battle against cancer.
A celebration of Beau’s life will be held on Monday, April 15th at 10:30 A.M., in the First United Methodist Church in Sidney with Pastor Corey Jenkins officiating. Cremation has taken place and inurnment will be held at a later date. Friends may stop at the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel to sign Beau’s register book and leave condolences for the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Beau A. Mathewson Trust, The Potter Volunteer Fire Department, First United Methodist Church or Sidney’s Night Of Hope.
You may view Beau’s Book of Memories, leave condolences, photos and stories at www.gehrigstittchapel.com.
Beau Andrew Mathewson was born on February 12, 1982 as the first of three children to Randy and Gina Mathewson, Beau received his diploma from Potter-Dix High School in 2000. He continued his education at the University of Wyoming, graduated Cum Laude with degrees in Agricultural Business and Farm/Ranch Management. On June 10th, 2010, Beau married Kahla Nelson, formerly of Hildreth, Nebraska. They were wed on the green pastures of the Mathewson family ranch. After graduating college, Beau returned to his family’s agricultural operation near Potter, where he helped oversee and advance the operation’s grazing and cattle business. He was a third-generation rancher, and along with his parents, built the ranch into one of the most technologically advanced, data-driven, and sustainable operations in Nebraska.
Beau was well-known throughout the ranching community for his land stewardship ethic. He was truly passionate about about ranching, conservation, and making positive changes to the environment through long-term, well-thought conservation practices on his family’s ranch. Beau loved to share his knowledge and was most engaged during his many grazing and conservation presentations, which he delivered both on the ranch and at various community, agricultural and conservation organizations around the country. His family’s conservation practices were widely recognized, and under Beau’s management, the ranch was awarded with the 2011 Leopold Conservation Award, the 2017 Society for Range Management Rangeman Award, and the 2017 South Platte NRD Grassland Manager award, among others. Beau was also recognized as one of The Cattle Business Weekly’s top 10 Cattle Industry Leaders, and the 2018 Outstanding Service to Panhandle Agriculture Award.
Even during his sustained fight with cancer, Beau was a selfless volunteer. He was involved in the Sidney United Methodist Church as a Youth Leader and served on various church boards and committees. Beau and his wife, Kahla, oversaw the merger of the Sidney FUMC and Sidney Trinity ELCA youth groups into the Fusion youth group. For a decade, he was involved with the Nebraska Grazing Lands Coalition, serving as Treasurer and helping the organization grow and achieve its objectives. He also served on the UNL Extension Board and the Cheyenne County Fund Committee. He and Kahla were involved with A Night of Hope Cancer Walk in both planning and fundraising capacities. He was also an active member of the Potter Volunteer Fire Department. Beau loved his community, and appreciated the opportunities he had to serve it.
Alongside his wife, Kahla, Beau loved travelling, hiking, biking, hunting, and general leisure activities, and enjoyed sharing these activities with his son Lucas. Beau focused on the things he felt passionately about, disregarding the ephemeral distractions of life. His sense of humor was legendary. He was quick to smile, and always had a positive attitude, which he carried to the very end. He made friends and family a priority, and put his whole heart into fostering deep relationships with those around him.
Beau Mathewson is survived by his wife Kahla Mathewson, of Potter, and his son Lucas Mathewson of Park City, Kansas.; parents Randy and Gina Mathewson of Potter, grandparents Rodney and Arlene Mathewson of Sidney, and Patricia Wiekhorst of Potter, sister Shelby Mathewson of Omaha, brother Ben, sister-in-law Caroline, and niece Isla Mathewson of Henderson, Nev. He is also survived by numerous uncles, aunts, in-laws, and nieces and nephews.
Beau was preceded in death by his grandfather, Terrell Wiekhorst.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, April 11th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Thursday, April 11th, 2019 1:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Gehrig-Stitt Chapel
    Address
    1140 10th Avenue
    SIDNEY, NE 69162
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  • Service

    Monday, April 15th, 2019 | 10:30am
    When
    Monday, April 15th, 2019 10:30am
    Location
    First United Methodist Church
    Address
    2622 11th Ave.
    SIDNEY, NE 69162
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Mistie Cleays

Posted at 04:44pm
Kayla,
So sorry to hear about Beau. He was really nice and a very great person to me and all of the youth group kids, that you helped with at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. I have fond memories of you and him, when I was in youth group. Mistie (Hall)Cleays
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Rob Eirich

Posted at 11:46am
Mathewson Family,
My prayers and thoughts are with you all. Beau was an outstanding young man that fought a tough fight, but he never let it bring down his Faith or the passion for the many things he loved. I will always remember him as one of Agriculture's Young Leaders from the first I met him. He memories and love will forever be in your hearts and many others. Rob Eirich
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Judy Fredrick

Posted at 01:00pm
Kahla, I'm so sorry to hear about Beau. The two of you were such an inspiring couple. Please know that you and your family are in my heart and prayers! Judy Fredrick
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Joni

Posted at 12:12am
Beau was such an amazing friend. He touched my life in so many ways and I have such good memories of him. Beau was so caring and made everyone feel like they were special to him. Beau will be missed so much he made the world a better place to be in. I will never forget him and some other good friends from Potter giving me my nickname! Rest In Peace Beau and thanks for touching my life in so many ways! Miss you friend!! Rest In Peace love Joni Calvin Pence
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Keri Schnell

Posted at 11:12am
Randy, Gina & family....We are so sorry for your loss. I will always remember Beau as the sweet and extremely sharp little boy that we babysat so many years ago. Keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers. Randy & Keri Schnell
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