Everett "Bud" Van Matre (1919-2011)
Everett “Bud” Van Matre was born Everett Eugene Van Matre to Willis Wiley and Caroline Verdaline (Hunnell) Van Matre. He was affectionately called “Bud” his whole life.
Born: 10 Apr 1919 in Bend, Deschutes County, Oregon, USA.
Died: 9 Sep 2011 at the age of 92 in Redmond, Deschutes County, Oregon, USA.
Married: 14 Dec 1943 Betty Eline Millsap in Jackson County, Missouri, USA.
Find A Grave: Memorial #85153529 buried at Redmond Memorial cemetery, Redmond, Deschutes County, Oregon, USA.
Military: Feb 1943 – Aviation Cadet with US Army.
Betty Eline Millsap daughter of Clell and Aletha (Vance) Millsap.
Born: 1 Mar 1927 in Camden, Ray County, Missouri, USA..
Died: 17 Jan 2019 at the age of 91 in Redmond, Deschutes County, Oregon, USA.
Find A Grave: Memorial #226795258 buried at Redmond Memorial Cemetery, Redmond, Deschutes County, Oregon, USA.
Buds Early years
Bud was the youngest child of 10. His father was almost 62 years old and his mother was 38 years old when he was born. When they brought him home from the hospital, his oldest sister, Lillian said he is my little buddy. Dad told her if you call him Buddy it would stick with him his entire life. And it did for 92 years.
Bud worked on the family farm and attended Redmond schools. I assume he attended grade school at the old schoolhouse. He attended high school at Redmond Union High School (RUHS). He was elected Vice President of his Junior Class in 1936. He was a good athlete participating in football, basketball, baseball and tennis. His senior year he added track to become a 5-sport letterman. He graduated from high school in 1937.
The 1940 Federal Census shows Bud living at home with his Mom and Dad. He was 21, single and working as a Garage Attendant. His income in 1939 was $300. At this time, they were living on the 6th street property in Fair Acres or Collins Addition at the Northern point of the city limits.
In 1941 Bud was a Charter Member of the 20-30 Club1. The 20-30 club is an international service club focused on helping children and developing leadership skills in younger adults ages 20-39. The Club was disbanded in November 1942 because so many members “answered the call for their country”. “Everett Van Matre” was in the on call for army aviation cadet service.2
On 19 June 1942, Bud was cut in the face from an axe. Following is an excerpt from The Bend Bulletin:3
“Van Matre Hurt By Flying Axe
Redmond, June 19 – Everett Van Matre is in the Redmond hospital as the result of a severe cut on his face when the head of a double bitted axe came off while he was cutting wood at his home.
Twenty stitches were required to close the wound. Everett had the presence of mind to hurry to a physician. No one was at home to drive the car; however, he wasted no time and drove the car himself to the doctor’s office. He was resting as comfortably as could be expected today.”
I surmise that the hospital Bud was admitted to, was the Patrick Medical Building on Deschutes Avenue.
In December of 1942, he lost his father, Willis Wiley Van Matre. Along with his brothers and sisters, he inherited a portion of the Redmond property his father and mother acquired. In 1944, he sold his portion to his brother Marion, who continued to farm.
I found the following excerpt in the 19 September 1942 Bend Bulletin:4
1st Aid Station Ready at Field
Redmond, Sept 19 – – A 24 hour first aid station has been organized by Babler Bros. for their employees here. It is located on Robert’s Field, Redmond airport. Everett Van Matre is in charge of the station from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The night shift is in charge of [by] Dick Davidson. Men dividing the evening and Sunday hours are Ernest Wilson [Uncle Earnie], Johnnie Grimsbo, Clyde Martin and Edward Endicott. The station will be maintained until construction work is finished. No severe accidents have occurred since the station was installed.
Roberts Field (Redmond Airport) was built in the 1920’s, passenger flights arrived at the airport in 1940. In 1942, the U.S. Air Force selected Redmond for a B17 and P38 Training Base, which eventually led to the establishment of commercial air service at Roberts Field after World War II.5 After the war the federal government sold the airport to the city for $1. There was construction work going on at the airport in 1942 that Babler Bros. were managing and Bud was apparently involved with the First Aid station.
In February 1943 Bud was called to duty. The Bend Bulletin published the following on February 17, 19436
Redmond Youths Leave for Bases
… Bob Ross, son of Mrs. Jean Ross, and Everett Van Matre, son of Mrs. W.W. Van Matre, all of Redmond, were called last week and have reported for duty as aviation cadets with the army. Both boys are graduates of Redmond high school.”
Bud and Betty (Millsap) Van Matre Family Years
Bud met Betty while stationed in Kansas City, Missouri, during World War II. They were married December 18, 1943. Bud was 24 and Betty 16 (although the marriage license shows her as 18). We know Bud was also stationed in Illinois, where his mother, Caroline, visited them in early 1944.7. By February 1945 they are in Mesa, Arizona, where their first son, Dennis Eugene Van Matre was born. After the war, they returned to Redmond. In 1946, Betty took 2 1⁄2 year old Denny and traveled to Kansas City, Missouri to see her family8. They lived at 738 A Street (now Antler), Redmond in 1946.9
In 1948 Bud was hired by the Associated Tidewater Oil Company in Redmond. He had been employed by Bend-Portland Truck Service since 1942, taking leave of absence while in service with the Armed Forces.10 I found them in a 1948 Bend Directory living on the Redmond Air Base.11
On June 15, 1948, their second son, Wayne was born in Redmond, Oregon. In 1949 Betty took both boys and traveled back to Kansas City, Missouri to visit her family.12
In 1951, Bud is president of the Armchair Athletes. The members are Redmond business men who are banded together to boost the school’s athletic program.13
In 1952, they became members of the Community Presbyterian Church.
In 1954 Bud was Secretary of the Redmond Knights of Pythias, a fraternal organization. It was founded by Justus H. Rathbone, who had been inspired by a play about the legend of Damon and Pythias. This legend illustrates the ideals of loyalty, honor and friendship that are the center of the order.14
In 1955 He is noted as Redmond’s Coach-Manager for the Redmond Baseball.
I found Bud and Betty in a 1954 Bend Directory living at 639 Black Butte Blvd., in Redmond.15
In 1954, they purchased property in the Rennolds Acres Subdivision. It was located just west of the Central Oregon Hospital. According to their son, Denny, this was an orchard of apples and maybe some pears. They had planned to build a home on the property and did some research on floor plans. However, they changed their minds when the farm on Quartz became available. They sold this property in 1963.
In 1956, they purchased a home on a farm of 4.43 acres of land at the corner of Hwy 97 and Quartz (they had a Rural Route address at the time, but is currently at 1413 SW Quartz Ave.). They lived here for many years while the boys were growing up. Their son, Denny said they raised a couple of cows, pigs and some chickens. Before moving to the farm, he recalls them living in a house on 10th and the Sisters Highway, one house back.
Bud spent much of his time with the boys, coaching them in sports. They both played in the Junior League Pee Wee baseball team. As they got older, Denny was the quarterback on the Redmond football team and Wayne embraced Golf.
Betty was also very active in the community. She was a member of the Jaycee-ettes for many years and Treasurer in 1953. She attended PTA meetings and was on several committees. In 1955, she was Cub Scout Den Mother. She was a member of the Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA) Sorority for many years and state historian for ESA in 1957.
Bud worked in the petroleum industry for over 40 years. He bought out the Oil company he worked for and became an owner operator for Van Matre Oil the last 10 years, before retiring.
In 1964, they sold their home on Quartz St. and bought a duplex at 236 S. Canyon Drive, where they lived until they retired. They also invested in an apartment complex on 12th street, which was across the alley from the duplex.
Betty and Bud were avid golfers. They enjoyed their weekend golf tournaments around the state and enjoyed trips to Palm Springs for the Dinah Shore Classic. Bud was president of Juniper Golf Club and a member of the building committee for the new clubhouse after the old one burned. He was a councilman for the City of Redmond for 10 years and a volunteer firefighter for almost 20 years. He coached Pee Wee, Little League and American Legion baseball. He also enjoyed officiating high school athletics and was a former member of the Redmond Booster Club.
More Newspaper Clippings
21 Feb 1936- The Bend Bulletin – Redmond[16
Redmond, Feb. 19 (Special)–Byron Lady has been named president of the senior class of Redmond high school. Other class presidents are Roy Adams, junior; Sam McCall, sophomore; Paul Adams, freshmen. Letter men club members act as sergeant at arms for the three upper classes.
Other senior officers are Lee Rennolds, vice president; Theodore van Matre, secretary-treasurer; Jack Witkopf, Dorothea Cate, council members. Other junior officers are Everett Van Matre, vice president; Wilma ward, secretary-treasurer; June Hance and George Michie, council members.
13 Feb 1942- The Bend Bulletin – Redmond[17
Everett Van Matre is driving the delivery truck for the Redmond laundry.
11 May 1942- The Bend Bulletin – Redmond[ Plans Community Show18
Redmond Plan Community Show
Redmond, Feb. 28 — A community “fun fest” will be presented in the auditorium of the high school, Saturday evening, March 7.
This is a benefit affair, the proceeds from which will be used to provide a milk fund for undernourished children of Redmond and vicinity.
Approximately 50 performers, representing various local organizations, are taking part.
The 20-30 club is putting on a one-act skit, “The Still Alarm,” as its part of the program. Parts will be taken by Everett Van Matre, Milan Michie, Dan Kilgore, Bob Hutchins and Clem Grogham.
The Oila Podrida club and the Kiwanians are also taking apart.
11 May 1942- The Bend Bulletin – Redmond19
Everett Van Matre, reserve fireman on the volunteer fire department, was promoted this week to the regular force, taking L. R. Rynearson’s place.
24 Nov 1942 – The Bend Bulletin – Redmond 20-30 Club Disbands20
Redmond 20-30 Club Disbands
Redmond, Nov. 24 — Clement Croghan, president of the local Twenty-Thirtians, states that, due to the fact that so many of their members have been called into the service to date, with several others awaiting their call, the club too action to disband for the duration.
Members of the club who have answered the call for their country to date are Gene Gastgon, para-troops; Everett Endicott, army aviation cadet; Wade West, officer candidates’ school; Russell Ward, army; Homer Sleasman, army aviation school; Charles Hiat, army cadet, and Clare Hyde, army aviation cadet. Everett Van Matre, Will Kanoff and Bob Ross are on call for army aviation cadet service.
7 Oct 1946 – The Bend Bulletin – Redmond21
…Mrs. Everett Van Matre and baby son are going east to visit Mrs. Van Matre’s parents this week.
9 Mar 1948 – The Bend Bulletin – Joins Oil Company22
Joins Oil Company
Redmond, March 9 (Special) — Employment of Everett Van Matre by the Associated Tidewater Oil company here was announced by Cliff Townsend, Redmond distributor, today. Van Matre has been employed by Bend-Portland Truck Service since 1942, taking leave of absence while serving with the armed forces.
9 Sep 1950 – The Bend Bulletin -Traffic Expert Commends Group For Interest23
Traffic Expert Commends Group For Interest
Redmond, Sep 9 –James O. Byerley of salem, field representative for the state traffic division, was guest speaker at the first fall meeting of the Jaycee-ettes, held recently at the home of Mrs. W. A. Hughitt, with Mrs. Everett Van Matre as co-hostess.
Byerley commended members of the organization for their interest in traffic problems in Redmond. Jaycee-ettes appeared at the city council meeting several weeks ago with a request for more stringent enforcement of traffic regulations.
22 Sep 1951 – The Bend Bulletin – Election Held24
Redmond, Sept. 22 — Everett Van Matre was elected president of the Redmond Armchair Athletes who held their organizational meeting Thursday evening at the Redmond high school. Pearl Weigand will serve as vice-president and Marvin Scott as secretary. …
20 Nov 1951 – The Bend Bulletin -Parents Attend Joint Program At John Tuck Gym25
Parents Attend Joint Program At John Tuck Gym
Redmond, Nov. 20
….A PTA committee appointed to investigate school traffic problems consists of Mrs. Everett Van Matre, chairman, Mrs. John Seddeil, Mrs. George Taylor and Frank Arensmeier.
19 Feb 1953 – The Bend Bulletin -Jaycee-ettes Elect26
REDMOND, Feb 19 — Mrs. Warren Parr was elected president of Redmond Jaycee-ettes for the coming year at a meeting Tuesday evening in the home of Mrs. C. R. Lindsay. Mrs. George Rakestraw is the new vice-president. Other officers include Mrs. Verne Hassler, secretary; Mrs. Everett Van Matre, treasurer; and three directors, Mrs. Archie Dunsmoor, Mrs. Hugh Hartman and Mrs. George Taylor.
25 Jan 1954 – The Bend Bulletin – Redmond Lodge sets Installation27
Redmond Lodge Sets Installation
Special to The Bulletin
REDMOND, Jan. 25 –Installation of Knights of Pythias officers will be conducted by grand chancellor, Don R. Judson, of Salem, Wednesday evening in Townsend Hall.
Howard Miller is chancellor commander of the Redmond lodge and Walter Kleen is vice chancellor, Prelate is Kenneth Vadnais, master of work John Copenhaver and financial secretary W. L. Pierce. Other officers include Everett Van Matre, secretary; Lee Rennolds, treasurer; and Ben Jacques, master at arms. Inner and outer guards are Walter Richardson and Cliff Larrance, respectively….
15 July 1954 – The Bend Bulletin – Redmond’s Summer Baseball Activities Proving Popular28
Redmond’s Summer Baseball Activities Proving Popular
… The men brave enough to call the balls and strikes so far hav ebeen Ivan Ivancovich, Ray Wise, Jack Hartley, Gene Stranahan, George Gillmouth, Dee Rennels and Everett Van Matre. …
14 Nov 1955 – The Bend Bulletin – Cub Scouts to Assist Santa29
Cub Scouts Due To Assist Santa
Special to The Bulletin
REDMOND — Boys of den four, cub pack 26, are to be special elves assisting Santa Claus and his reindeer Saturday, November 19 during the parade in Redmond. This was announce by Mrs. Everett Van Matre at the regular meeting of the pack committee and den mothers Wednesday night at her home. …
10 Jan 1957 – The Bend Bulletin – Sport Talk30
Fourteen Central Oregonians are certified basketball officials for the 1956-57 school year, the Oregon School activities association reports.
… From Redmond are Joe Proulx, Stanley Sturza, Everett Van Matre, George Watts, and Donald J. Younger….
30 Apr 1957 – The Bend Bulletin – ESA Installs Mrs. Van Matre31
ESA Installs Mrs. Van Matre
Special to The Bulletin
REDMOND — Mrs. Everett Van Matre was installed state historian of Epsilon Sigman Alpha sorority at the group’s state convention in Pendleton this past weekend.
Mrs. Van Matre, Mrs. Clyde Malick and Mrs. Earl Patrick attended the convention from Redmond.
18 Dec 1962- The Bend Bulletin – Officers named by golf club32
Officers named by golf club
Special to The Bulletin
REDMOND — Everett Van Matre has been elected to serve as 1963 president of the Redmond Juniper Golf Clubm succeeding M. L. Myrick.
New vice president is Dennis dahl, replacing Buck Kauffman. Bob Coyner will succeed George Rakestraw as secretary-treasurer. Gene Stranahan will continue as secretary of the board of directors.
Van Matre is in the process of selecting committee chairmen for the new year’s activities.
29 Jul 1963 – The Bend Bulletin – Gal golfers prepare for Redmond go33
Gal golfers prepare for Redmond go
… 10:10 a.m. Lillian Loggan, Dorothy Nelson, B. Bert Tilse, Bobbie Jacques, Betty VanMatre…
1 Sep 1974 – Corvallis Gazette-Times – From Tee To Green, Corvallis Gazette-Times34
From Tee To Green
… Scoring 163 were John and Terry Ferris of Medford, Erwin and Gen Johnson of Eugene and Bud and Betty Van Matre of Redmond….
23 Jul 1984 – Statesman Journal – Adam and Eve Couples Chapman35
ADAM AND EVE COUPLES CHAPMAN
Gross: Harry and Gerri Wall, Rock Creek, 78-78–156; net: Bud and Betty Van Matre, Juniper, 60-60–120.
Everett “Bud” Eugene Van Matre
There are a couple of obituaries for Bud posted online, but the one handed out at his funeral was the most complete and follows:
Everett “Bud” Van Matre was born April 10, 1919 to Willis and Caroline (Hunnell) Van Matre. He was the youngest child of 10 and the on y one born in a hospital. His father was married first to Caroline’s older sister, Eudora “Dora” and gave birth to siblings Fred, Elvin Ernest and Dean. After she passed away he later married Caroline the younger sister and gave birth to Lillian, Marion, Clara, Carroll, Evelyn and Everett. His father was almost 62 years old and Caroline 48 years old when Everett was born. When they brought him home from the hospital his oldest sister Lillian said he is my little buddy. Dad told her if you call him Buddy it would stick with him his entire life. And it did for 92 years.
He worked on the family farm and attended Redond Schools. He was a good athlete participaating in football, basketball, baseball and tennis. His senior year he added track to become a 5-sport letterman. He graduated in 1937.
Bud met Betty while stationed in Kansas city, MO, during World War II. They were married December 18, 1943. After the war was over they returned to Redmond to raise their family. They became members of the Community Presbyterian Church in 1952. He worked in the petroleum industry for over 40 years, the last 10 as an owner/operator of Van Matre Oil Company.
Bud was an avid golfer. He so enjoyed his weekend golf tournaments around the state. Bud and Betty enjoyed trips to Palm springs for the Dinah Shore Classic.
He served as President of the Juniper Golf Club where he was a member for 46 years. He was a member of the building committee for the new clubhouse after the old one was destroyed in a fire.
He was a councilman for the city of Redmond for 10 years and a volunteer firefighter for almost d20 years. In his spare time he coached PeeWee, Little League and American Legion baseball. He also enjoyed officiating high school athletics and was a former member of the Redmond Booster Club
Bud was universally admired, loved and respected by his family and friends. All who knew him will sincerely miss his thoughtfulness, good humor and friendliness.
Bud is survived by his wife Betty, their two sons Dennis (Jan) of Yuma, AZ and Wayne (Geri) of Redmodn, NOR. Eight grandchildren Wendy (Scott) Bradshaw, Jackie Mensing, Cindy (Allan) Harding, Wade (LaJean) Van Matre, Toni (Jeff) Minick, Kelly Van Matre, Shane (Julie) Van Matre and carrie (Ron) Elliott, thirteen great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. His parents and nine brothers and sisters preceded him in death.
Memorial contributions may be made to Redmond Community Presbyterian Church Youth Group or the charity of your choice.
Betty Eline (Millsap) Van Matre Obituary36
March 1, 1927 – January 17, 2019
Betty was born in Camden, Missouri to parents Clell and Aletha Millsap on March 1, 1927. She was a war bride who met her husband Everett (Bud) Van Matre at a dance and was married on December 18, 1943. They were married almost 68 years.
After the war, they returned to Bud’s home town of Redmond, Oregon where they lived and raised their family. They had two sons, Dennis (Jan) and Wayne (Geri), 8 grandchildren, Wendy, Jackie, Cindy, Wade, Toni, Carrie, Kelly, Shane, 14 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
Betty worked in downtown Redmond at the Trailways Cafe, Cent Wise Drug Store, Hector’s, McGowan Shoe Store, Hogan’s and Hatfield’s. The last ten years before her retirement was spent as the office manager for Van Matre Oil Company.
She was an avid golfer and enjoyed many years of traveling around the northwest with Bud playing in couples golf tournaments. She enjoyed reading, playing cards and board games with friends and family. She also volunteered at the hospital as a member of the hospital auxiliary.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents, brother, sister and her husband who passed in 2011.
A family memorial will be held at a later date. A private internment was held at the Redmond Memorial Cemetery.
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Everett "Bud" and Betty "Millsap" Van Matre Children
- Dennis Eugene Van Matre married Janet Louis Madden.
- W. Wayne Van Matre married 1st Patricia Marie Doerr, married 2nd Sue Dutton, married 3rd Geri Brown.
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Table of Contents
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- "Redmond 20-30 Club Disbands" The Bend Bulletin (Bend, Oregon), electronic newspaper, archived, (http:// newspapers.com: accessed 08 August 2017), Tuesday, 24 November 1942, p 6, Col 4.
- "Van Matre Hurt By Flying Axe" The Bend Bulletin (Bend, Oregon), electronic newspaper, archived, (http:// newspapers.com: accessed 07 August 2017), Friday, 19 June 1942, p 5, Col 4.
- "1st Aid Station Ready at Field" The Bend Bulletin (Bend, Oregon), electronic newspaper, archived, (http:// newspapers.com: accessed 08 August 2017), Saturday, 19 September 1942, p8, Col 6.
- Redmond Museum. Redmond's History in Pictures (accessed 21 August 2017) from Redmond Museum website: http://www.redmondmuseum.org/gallery.html
- "Redmond Youths Leave for Bases" The Bend Bulletin (Bend, Oregon), electronic newspaper, archived, (http://newspapers.com: accessed 08 August 2017), Wednesday, 17 February 1943, p4, Col 1-2.
- "Redmond" The Bend Bulletin (Bend, Oregon), electronic newspaper, archived, (http://newspapers.com: accessed 07 August 2017), Thursday, 22 June 1944, p 10, Col 3
- "Redmond" The Bend Bulletin (Bend, Oregon), electronic newspaper, archived, (http://newspapers.com: accessed 08 August 2017), Monday, 07 October 1946, p 2, Col 6-7.
- Bend, Oregon, City Directory-1946, Ancestry.com. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995 [database on-line] (accessed 17 Aug 2017)
- "Joins Oil Company" The Bend Bulletin (Bend, Oregon), electronic newspaper, archived, (http://newspapers.com: accessed 08 August 2017), Tuesday, 09 March 1948, p 8, Col 1.
- Bend, Oregon, City Directory-1948, Ancestry.com. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995 [database on-line] (accessed 17 Aug 2017).
- "News of Redmond Vicinity" The Bend Bulletin (Bend, Oregon), electronic newspaper, archived, (http://newspapers.com: accessed 08 August 2017), Wednesday, 11 May 1949, p 4, Col 3.
- "Banquet Planned By Redmond Club" The Bend Bulletin (Bend, Oregon), electronic newspaper, archived, (http://newspapers.com: accessed 08 August 2017), Monday, 19 November 1951, p 6, Col 4.
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- Redmond, The Bend Bulletin, 11 May 1942, newspapers.com (Accessed 8 Aug 2017).
- Redmond Plans Community Show, The Bend Bulletin, 11 May 1942, newspapers.com (Accessed 8 Aug 2017).
- Redmond, The Bend Bulletin, 11 may 1942, newspapers.com (Accessed 3 Oct 2018).
- Redmond 20-30 Club Disbands, The Bend Bulletin, 24 Nov 1942, newspapers.com (Accessed 20 Aug 2017).
- Redmond, The Bend Bulletin, 7 Oct 1946, newspapers.com (Accessed 8 Aug 2017).
- Joins Oil Company, The Bend Bulletin, 9 Mar 1948, newspapers.com (Accessed 8 Aug 2017).
- Traffic Expert Commends Group For Interest, The Bend Bulletin, 9 Sep 1950, newspapers.com (Accessed 8 Aug 2017).
- Election Held, The Bend Bulletin, 22 Sep 1951, newspapers.com (Accessed 3 Oct 2018).
- Parents Attend Joint Program At John Tuck Gym, The Bend Bulletin, 20 Nov 1951, newspapers.com (Accessed 9 Aug 2017).
- Jaycee-ettes Elect, The Bend Bulletin, 19 Feb 1953, newspapers.com (Accessed 7 Aug 2017).
- Jaycee-ettes Elect, The Bend Bulletin, 25 Jan 1954, newspapers.com (Accessed 8 Aug 2017).
- Redmond's Summer Baseball Activivties Proving Popular, The Bulletin, Bend Oregon, Thursday, 15 July, 1954, page 2, newspapers.com (Accessed 8 Aug 2017).
- Cub Scouts Due To Assist Santa, The Bulletin 14 Nov 1955, Bend, Oregon; newspapers.com (Accessed 8 Aug 2017).
- Sports Talk, The Bend Bulletin, 10 Jan 1957, newspapers.com (Accessed 8 Aug 2017).
- ESA Installs Mrs. Van Matre, The Bend Bulletin, 30 Apr 1957, newspapers.com (Accessed 9 Aug 2017).
- Officers named by golf club, The Bulletin, 18 Dec 1962, newspapers.com (Accessed 8 Aug 2023).
- Gal golfers prepare for Redmond go, The Bulletin, 29 Jul 1963, Mon, Page 7, newspapers.com (Accessed 9 Aug 2023).
- From Tee To Green, Corvallis Gazette-Times, 19 Sep 1974, Thu, page 18; newspapers.com (Accessed 9 Aug 2023).
- Adam and Eve Couples Chapman, Statesman Journal, Salem, Oregon, Monday, July 23, 1984, Page 9, retrieved from newspapers.com (Accessed 8 Aug 2023).
- Betty Eline (Millsap) Van Matre Obituary, The Redmond Spokesman, Jan 28, 2019 updated Feb 13, 2020 online at https://www.redmondspokesman.com/obituaries/betty-e-van-matre/article_fe0310e2-0aac-59ad-bcb0-a826d9520320.html (Accessed 20 Jul, 2021).