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Matthew Nance

December 18, 1968 ~ June 26, 2017 (age 48)

Matthew John Nance was found deceased in his home Monday, June 26, 2017.  He was 48 years old.  Although he had no children, he left behind four sisters and a multitude of nieces and nephews who mourn him deeply. He occupied, and will always occupy, a special place in the hearts of those who knew him.

Matt was born December 18, 1968, to John and Stephanie Nance. Matt grew up in Morgan and graduated from Morgan High School in 1987.  He worked in the construction industry operating heavy equipment.  Throughout his adult life Matt was known for his great physical strength, huge heart, great hugs, Robert Downey Jr.-ish handsomeness, vibrant personality and personal history. He had a passion for telling stories, and a great love for his family and friends. Recently, not even failing health and a bad knee could keep him from playing rambunctiously with the kids at family gatherings. For many years, Matt struggled mightily with depression and addictions but with all his challenges he never stopped loving his family and friends. We love you brother… peace be the journey.

Surviving are his four sisters, Lesli (Ernie) Durrant; Mary Jo (Roger) Randall; Shelly Lynn Nance; Tiffany Sue (John) Sowder; step-mother, Charyla Grasmick; step-brother, George Cole; numerous nieces and nephews; long time girlfriend Tory Rebecca Freitag and her daughter Patience, whom he adored!

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Special thanks to our Aunt Debby for being his second mom; and countless friends, neighbors and ward members who never gave up on him.

Family and friends may gather at the Mountain Green Bowery, 4222 Cottonwood Canyon Road, Mountain Green, Utah, on Monday, July 3, 2017 from 9 to 10 am with a Memorial Service starting at 10 am at the Bowery.

Interment will be in the Mountain Green Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers we encourage donations to “Skate to Fight” at any Goldenwest Credit Union.

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