Barbara Mathison Obituary, Death Cause – With heavy hearts and a profound sense of loss, we gather to remember and honor the remarkable life of Barbara Mathison. Barbara was not only the beloved matriarch of the Mathison family but also an integral part of the larger Peddler family. Her legacy is etched in the memories of all who had the privilege of knowing her. Barbara’s journey began in Ohio, where she met and married the love of her life, Henry Mathison. In March 1993, they took on the ownership and management of The Peddler in Spartanburg, a restaurant that became a beloved institution in the community. Together with their daughters, Heidi and Heather, Barbara and Henry poured their hearts into making The Peddler a special place for everyone who walked through its doors.
Barbara’s talents in the kitchen were well-known, and it’s fair to say that she created the most cherished salad bar anyone had ever seen. Her culinary skills were matched only by her warm and generous hospitality. Barbara had a personality that lit up any room she entered, and the phrase “life of the party” could have been coined just for her. In addition to her culinary expertise and outgoing personality, Barbara was the heart and soul of The Peddler. Her laughter, her caring nature, and her mischievous sense of humor endeared her to staff and patrons alike.
Barbara leaves behind a legacy of love, laughter, and warmth that will continue to shine through her daughters, Heather and Heidi, and her beloved grandchildren. They carry on her spirit and dedication, ensuring The Peddler’s ongoing success and upholding the traditions she held dear. To all who had the pleasure of knowing Barbara Mathison, her memory will forever be etched in our hearts. Her charming spirit and zest for life have left an indelible mark on us all. As we say our goodbyes, we carry with us the laughter, the love, and the enduring legacy of Barbara Mathison. She will live on in our hearts and memories, and we are grateful for the joy she brought into our lives.