SALT LAKE/PRICE - Matthew Allen Thompson, age 50, passed away March 24, 2012 in Salt Lake City.
He was born Feb. 27, 1962 in Van Nuys, Calif., to Ray Allen Thompson and Pearl Barnett.
Matt was a graduate of Carbon High School Class of 1980 and in the late 80's he furthered his education by attending Bible School in Phoenix, Ariz. Matt was a very quiet individual who had a deep faith in the Lord. He loved listening to Christian music and reading his Bible.
He loved working with his hands and was willing to help anyone in need. Matt was very industrious and one of his most memorable jobs was working on the City Creek Project. At the time of his passing he was residing in Salt Lake City where he owned and operated Premier Window Cleaning. Matt enjoyed the serenity of the outdoors and one could always find him either hiking, biking, golfing or working out at the gym. He excelled in sports and in his youth was recognized as an outstanding pitcher.
Survived by his mother and step-father, Pearl (Devon) Oliver, Price; sister, Heidi Oliver, Price; step-sister, Heather Wynn, Salt Lake City; many loving aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Matt was preceded in death by his father, Ray Thompson; and his grandparents.
Graveside service, Thursday, March 29, 2012, 11 a.m., Price City Cemetery. Family will be at Mitchell Funeral Home (233 E. Main Street) in Price Wednesday evening from 6 - 8 p.m. and Thursday morning from 10:00-10:45 a.m. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home of Price where friends are welcome daily and may share memories of Matt online at www.mitchellfuneralhome.net.
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