Betty Matas



Age: 75


Summary: retired executive secretary to the president of Klemptner Advertising in Queens, New York who made national headlines in April 2007 when she and her husband Bob took a cross-country taxi ride to their new retirement home in Sedona, Arizona after the two hired an NYC cabdriver Douglas Guldeniz to drive them the 2,500 miles to spare their two cats a trip in an airplane cargo hold, whom the couple had spent their entire lives in the NYC area and neither had ever learned to drive.



Cause of Death: Pneumonia and a heart attack


Born: August 5, 1932


Died: August 20, 2007


Location: Cottonwood, Arizona