Matt, Marynell S. On October 18, 2012, peacefully said farewell to this earth at the age of 52. She was at home on Vashon Island, WA, surrounded by family and friends. She is survived by the love of her life, son Ben; brothers Ben (Barbara) Matt, Christopher Matt; sister Jennifer (Dan) Yuhas. Cherished fun loving aunt to Meghan Matt, Maureen Herritz, Alison Pitrof, Chip and Michael Matt. Preceded in death by parents Ben and Grace Matt. Marynell was born August 28, 1960, grew up in Milwaukee, attended Messmer, and graduated from UW Whitewater in 1983. Her love of travel and adventure led to extraordinary experiences. She served in the Peace Corps in Mauritania, West Africa in 1986; was a caretaker of a remote camp in the mountains of northern California; lived in San Diego, San Francisco and made Vashon Island her home the last 14 years, where she ran her own garden design business. Marynell touched others deeply with her vibrant spirit, warm heart and playful nature. She was committed to fostering joy and the bonds of family, friendship, and community. Her legacy encourages us to see beauty and joy in others, walk in nature, care for our animals, lovingly prepare meals, dance with abandon, embrace silliness and appreciate the love that surrounds us. Memorial gathering and Mass, Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, 10:45AM, Three Holy Women Parish, Holy Rosary Church, 2011 N. Oakland Ave., Milwaukee.