White, Matthew Lee
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Age 30, born in Phoenix, AZ passed away on Sept 10, 2013 after health complication from lupus disease. He was the son of Carolyn Jenkins who resides in Peoria, AZ, and he was predeceased by his father Levi Childress of Phoenix, AZ. Matthew attended Manzanita & Cottonboll Elementary Schools and graduated from Peoria High School. As a youth he became a 2nd degree Tai Kwon Do Black Belt in Martial Arts and enjoyed playing basketball. He worked at Freedom Plaza Retirement Center while attending high school and Glendale Community College where he earned an Associated of Science degree. He graduated from Arizona State University with a bachelors in Computer Sciences at the Ira Fulton School of Engineering and accepted a position as a Computer Engineer at Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Plant and moved to Goodyear, AZ. Matthew enjoyed the simple but finer things in life, he was thoughtful, intelligent young man. His family was very proud of him. Matthew's grandmother, Mary E White predeceased him however he is survived by his mother Carolyn, stepfather, Douglas Jenkins, brother Nathaniel Jenkins, grandfather Obie White, many aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family members and friends. Matthew will truly be missed. Celebration of his life will be at Best Funeral Services at 9380 W Peoria Ave in Peoria on Thursday Sept 26th with viewing at 9:00 am followed by a memorial services at Noon and burial at SunWest Funeral Cemetery on NW Grand Ave and Greenway.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Sept. 19, 2013