Friday, May 29, 2009

Matt Peterson

Today I found out that Matthew Peterson passed away May 19, 2009. I don't know how or anything yet. I'm trying to get his parents address and the address of the people he lived with if anyone wants to send something. Here is the link to his obituary. For when they take his obituary down I'll post what it says too.

Matthew Alan Peterson

Matthew Alan Peterson 8/11/1986 ~ 5/19/2009 Matthew Alan Peterson was born in Dayton, Ohio on August 11th 1986 to loving and proud parents Darwin Grant Peterson, Jr. and Celinda Kay Peterson. He passed away at the age of 22 in South Jordan, Utah on May 19th 2009. He was a faithful servant of God and had served an honorable mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His mission and his faith were the pride and joy of his life. He was dedicated to truth and being an honorable man. He lived his life honorably and dedicated himself to striving to better himself. He was a happy positive young man who worked hard and did well in school. He was always willing to help in another's time of need. He looked to the future and never looked behind. He was known for his wonderful sense of humor that brought the joyful sound of laughter into any room he was in. He made friends easily and was loved by everyone who knew him. He will be remembered for the characteristics that best describe him Honor, Morality, Valiance, Righteousness, Humor, Faithfulness, Talented, Charitable, and Positive. He will be missed and always remembered by his loved ones who remain, which are his father Darwin Peterson, mother Celinda Peterson, brother Christopher Peterson, sister Crystal Versluis, brother-in-law Jordan Versluis, sister April Ferguson, brother-in-law Chadwick Ferguson, and nephews James and Andrew Versluis and Michael Ferguson, and his dear friend Stephen Nelson and the entire Nelson family whom he loved dearly as he loved his own family. A memorial will be held to honor this special man, brother, son, uncle, and friend on Tuesday, the 26th of May at 6:00 p.m. at the LDS chapel located at 1540 W. 10400 S. South Jordan, Utah. A small family grave side service will be held in Chesaw, Washington for Matthew.

Matt was such a great guy. He was smart funny talented. We went on a couple dates while I lived here. He came over randomly a couple times. We went to Macey's for grocery's once haha he was just a funny funny guy. We went to the Christmas Devotional with Melissa, Richard, Sarah and Sarah's date, I always forget his name... I'll post some pictures of him. You'll see he always had a smile on his face. He was very mature for his age. He was one of the good ones.

He was a very very attractive young man. :-)


noheadbutting said...

Thanks for posting the pictures. He is missed.

April said...

hey this is Mathews sister. I would love to talk to you personally. Is there like a private email we could talk. My email is

I appreciate your good comments on my brother. He was the such a funny happy person. You know he had a whole box of achievement awards from work. He was smart. I wrote his obituary I felt it was the last good thing I could do for my brother. Growing up he was the only friend I had really. I loved him dearly. I often lay awake at night just remembering all the goofy stuff we did together as kids. I grew apart over the last few years as I married, and he moved back to Utah and then went on a mission. When he returned we both had busy life's, but he often called me and we just talked about the things we have in common funny memories, and bad memories, and clothing, and how clean we both are. Unfortunate I don't know much about the older grown Matt, and I was hoping to get as much insight into what was going on his life. I would just love to talk to a friend of his. I am just so lost because I feel the only person who was there for me as a child is gone. Apart of me just died that day with him. Love to talk