|(Robert Mathis at the 2007 Lake of the Sky 33m)|
Rucky Chucky 50k, the Lake of the Sky 33m, the Pony Express 100k, and many, many more. I ran their Series in 2007 and had the time of my life. I will always remember their smiling faces, Linda's famous homemade chili, Robert's crazy addiction to the Disney World Marathon, and the deep friendship they shared with so many in the community.
Their surviving family has arrived in Incline Village, NV, and at this time, there will be no public service. Some runners are suggesting a memorial run on 2/25 (Ed. update - casual run scheduled for 9am on 2/25 at the Auburn Dam Overlook), where they would have hosted their Cool Trail Runs 34M/21M/25K/10K. It would have been the 10th season of their races. If you are interested, please leave a note here or find the Robert and Mathis Memorial page on Facebook. Even if it's not a "race" and we just go out and run together, I'm pretty sure it's how they would want us to honor their memory.
One last request to all of you who knew them - if you have any pictures of both of them, I'm sure the family would be appreciative if you could share. Perhaps they can be used for the memorial run as well. You can send them to me at scottdunlap [at] yahoo.com and I will forward them.
We miss you, Robert and Linda. Thank you for all you brought to our lives.
[Ed. note - more photos that have been contributed by Jakob Hermann, Chihping Fu, Shelby Jones, Linda McFadden, Susan Spidle, and Bev Abbs]
|(Linda Mathis cooks up her famous chili at the Rucky Chucky 50k)|
|(On the phone with Linda)|