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Pete Matthews

d. December 18, 2013

Gary Elmer Matthews


Magna, UTa�"Our loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather and devoted husband
Gary Elmer Matthews (Pete) passed away at his home in West Valley City, Wednesday
December 18, 2013, 10 months after being diagnosed with cancer. He
was born April 27, 1934 to Elmer E. and LaPrele Simmons Matthews in Salt
Lake City. Pete grew up in Garfield and graduated from Cyprus High School in 1952.

In 1953 he joined the Army and was in the 82nd Airborne Division. In 1954 he married Shirlene
Hunt and they shared 59 years of love and happiness together while raising
three wonderful children. Pete worked for Kennecott Copper and retired in
1991 after 39 years of service. Pete enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, golfing
and traveling with friends and family. After retirement he and his wife spent
winters in Mesquite. Pete is survived by his wife, children; Brad, Jed (Patricia),
Lisa, 12 grandchildren , 3 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by
his parents, 3 sisters; Audrey, Shirley, Joyce. Pete was a wonderful man and
was dearly loved by his family and friends.

The Funeral service will be held 12 pm Monday December 23 at the Hunter
Village Ward, 3500 S 6400 W. A viewing will be held 5-7 pm Sunday December
22 at Peel Funeral Home, 8525 W 2700 S Magna and 11-11:45 am prior to
services at the church. Interment: Valley View Memorial Park. The family
would like to thank Hearts for Hospice especially, Evan, for their kindness
caring for Pete. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to the Cancer
Society of Utah or a charity of your choice in Pete's name. Condolences:

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