Lashley, Matthew Wayne
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28, of Tempe, AZ went to be with Jesus on October 3, 2012. He was born February 9, 1984 in Phoenix, AZ, the son of Karen Gober Lashley and Walter Lashley. He is survived by both parents; his brother, Marc; sister-in-law, Natalie; niece, Codi; nephew, Tillman; grandparents, Wayne and Beverly Gober and aunts, Teresa Gober and Joan Damien. Matthew served his country honorably in the U.S. Army, including 15 months in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Matthew was known for his vibrant love for all people, his passion for Jesus, and his bright smile. He was a talented writer and had a gift for reaching children. Visitation from 9:00-10:00 a.m. with a Celebration of Life Service at 10:30 a.m., at Grace Community Church, 1200 E. Southern Ave., Tempe, AZ 85282 on Saturday, October 13, 2012. Burial will be at Queen of Heaven Cemetery following a lunch reception. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made at the service to "Food for the Hungry" or "Tacoma Youth For Christ." Arrangements entrusted to Tempe Mortuary.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Oct. 10, 2012