Matthew Adams Warren
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1957 ~ 2012
Matthew Adams Warren passed away on September 22, 2012 as the result of a broken spirit. His laughter, sense of humor and big heart will be missed by many. His memory and legacy will live on through his children, Nilsson (Jennifer), Benjamin, Samantha, Whitney, Amanda, Aspen and his grandson Hunter. He is survived by his siblings, Scott, Jon, Clark and Sarah Jane and his dear mother, Mary. He joins his father, Calvin and his older brother, Cal.
He was born on April 4, 1957, the fourth son of Calvin and Mary. He graduated from Olympus High School, where he was loved by many. He served a mission in Los Angeles, California for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Matthew loved to write poetry, tell stories, and make people laugh. He was loved by everyone who knew him. He was hardworking and loved helping others. He was gregarious and fun loving. He enjoyed skiing, playing basketball, working in the yard, camping with his family and singing karaoke for which he won numerous awards. Most of all, he loved his family and being with his children.
As a tribute to his memory and in celebration of his life, family and close friends are invited to a memorial in his honor at the home of his mother on Saturday, September 29th from 3:30-5:30.


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Published in The Salt Lake Tribune on Sep. 28, 2012.
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October 4, 2012
Dear Warren Family: I just learned of Matt's passing and I am greatly saddened. Living across the street from you has given me so many fond memories. There was never a dull moment around when Matt was present. Kick the can, scout camps, watching Matt eat a spider on a dare in Sunday School are great memories. I am thankful that I had an opportunity to visit with him at the "Priest" reunion at Dale Inkley's. With a heavy heart and a tear in my eye, I say goodbye to you Matt. My life is better because of you! My prayers are with you and your family.
Richard (Dick) Patterson
October 3, 2012
Mary, Jon, and Warren family, I just learned of Matts passing and am very saddened by this news. My thoughts and prayers are with you, the Warrens and all who knew and loved Matt. Great memories of Scott, Jon, Roger Ward and I playing tag team torture with the younger guys like Matt. Wonder if we ever achieved forgiveness for our deeds? When I think of Matt, I must smile, and I will always remember his contagious laugh and sense of humor. My heartfelt condolences to all.
Mark Jacobson
October 2, 2012
Dear Mary and Warren Families, I'm saddened to hear of Matt's passing and am holding you in my heart and prayers at this time. What a joy to grow up with Matt. I appreciated his kindness, sensitivity to others, ability to hold things lightly with his delightful sense of humor, and his love of his siblings and of you, Mary (I remember being struck by how respectfully he spoke of you). The Warren home was a place of refuge when we would sneak away from church to play basketball or baseball, laugh and enjoy our friendships. I believe Matt gave our close group of friends the name we were proud to be known by, "The Wild Bunch!" Matt seemed to be the most well-liked and respected of the bunch. May you be comforted. Love and blessings to each of you. David Tate
October 2, 2012
I am so sad to have just heard about Matt. I am truly so sorry for your loss. What a great and funny man he was. I see on here how many friends from way back in school days and memories of his humor from back then. I ran into him 2 summers ago while visiting and spent a few hours catching up. He loved his children so much as I heard. My thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones. He will be missed.
Susan (Schofield) Martin
October 1, 2012
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Matt. My best wishes go out to Mary, Scott, Jon, Clark and Sarah. I have so many memories from childhood that include the Warren Clan. Please accept my condolences in this difficult time.
Joel Paterson
October 1, 2012
Matt had a way of making others feel they were somebody special...always cheering for the underdog or for someone he had admired from his youth. Thanks for making all of us smile...we will miss you!
Peg Wheeler
October 1, 2012
Mary, I loved Matthew and enjoyed my friendship with him! He will be missed by many but particularly my family who he made laugh until we cried. He was a great friend to me.
God bless!
Dave Wheeler
October 1, 2012
Dear Mary and family members who loved Matt,
I wanted to share my thoughts of sincere condolence with you. Growing up we were neoghbors, "hooligans", boy scouts, confidants, and great friends. Matt's adventurous spirit inspired us, and filled our childhood with memories that boys can cherish in to adulthood. Matt always demonstrated his compasssion for others through words and actions. To his family and his loved ones, know that your loss is shared by those who knew and loved him.
Scot Olson
October 1, 2012
We loved and enjoyed the time Matt spent with our family. He always brought laughter to everything he attended. We will miss him very much!! All Our Love, Steven & Angie Webb Family
October 1, 2012
Matt brought great joy with him always. As a teenager to the not so distant past I enjoyed his great humor as have my children. Thanks Matt for everything. Mary and family you are the best neighbors a kid could hope for.
Kent Greenfield
September 30, 2012
Matt and I shared a love of the mountains.
Well Matt, I am sorry to see you leave. My goodness we had some great times together! A smile sneaks across my face even now. What fun times full of brite memories. Life is good, and far too short. Be at peace.
Edward Engh
September 29, 2012
I went to High School with Matt and worked with him for a couple of years. I still tell people of his incredible sense of humor. Just recently, I shared with our sales team, Matt's product demonstration to a large potential client. Pointing to the copier he said, "as you can see, it is made of corinthian leather and comes in a wide variety of colors." All 3 of the prospects laughed out loud...and we secured a very large contract. Our thoughts and prayers to his family.
Paul Archer
September 29, 2012
I was saddened to hear of Matt's passing. We grew up in the same neighborhood and our siblings were all friends. Matt always found humor in everything around him and this was evident last year when 20+ of us and many of your youth leaders from our teenage years met for lunch in the Inkley home. It was so great to see Matt and be entertained by his humor. It was always a good time when the Warren kids were around (and Mary too!). May Matt find peace and may his extended family be blessed in their fond memories of his life.
David Allred
September 29, 2012
Matt was one of the funniest people on earth. A good friend for decades. Whenever I miss him, I think of him and he's right back with me.
Jim Brimley
September 29, 2012
Matt was my best friend for years. I am grateful to have known him, to have laughed and learned and grown with him. To his siblings, his children, and to you, Mary, I send my heartfelt condolences. I'm sorry a continent separates us at this difficult time.
Paul Green
September 29, 2012
Matthew was a very good friend to me. A former neighbor in Midvale, he never failed to take the time to stop and talk to me and make me laugh. His home was always open to my mother and me, as was his heart.
Dave Guymon
September 29, 2012
I am so sorry to hear about Matt's passing - please know that your family has always been a special part of my life and you are all in my thoughts. Mary and Sarah Jane, I love you both and am very happy I was able to spend time with Mary a few weeks ago. Let the wonderful memories of Matt's life help you deal with your loss.
Love Karlynn
Karlynn Hatch
September 28, 2012
Clark
So sorry to hear about Matt's passing. We go back to Sherman Elementary as you know. Thoughts are with you and your family.
Michael Duffy
September 28, 2012
Dear Mary and Family, I am s sorry to read of Matthew's passing. Please know you are in my prayers as you come to terms with his passing. Love, Rhea Diamond
September 28, 2012
Dear Mary,
Please accept my heartfelt condolences for you and your family. May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
"Seashells remind us that every passing life leaves something beautiful behind. May beauty live on in your memories and bring you peace."
Annette Hatch
September 28, 2012
My sincere condolences go out to the entire Warren Family
Jeffrey Scott
September 28, 2012
Mary
We love you and are so sorry about this.
Howard & Susan Bradshaw
September 28, 2012
Dear Mary and Warren Family,
Let me express my deepest sympathy for your great loss,Growing up in that fun neighborhood I have many happy memories of your family, and Matt's sense of humor and sensitive way touched us all, he will be greatly missed. I pray you all find peace at this time.
Patti Webb-Ward
September 28, 2012
My thoughts are with the Warrens at this time and hope they find peace. I have many great memories of Matt and all the laughter he brought :)
Carol Tillotson
September 28, 2012
Warren family and friends, I have the fondest memories of a light-hearted Matt that always loved to make us laugh. I hope that he will find peace and a new beginning, and know that so many loved him. I am so sorry for your loss.
Kathy Sidwell
September 28, 2012
Dear Matthew's family,
I am so sorry at the passing of your dad, son, and brother. He was a wonderful person. I never heard a cross word from him. He loved to tell us funny stories and make us laugh, He had great respect and love for his dear mother. He would have done anything for someone else in need. I know he will be missed because he loved his children more than anything else,
Randy & Susan Webb Bills
September 28, 2012
Dear Mary and Family,
My heart is filled with gratitude for having met Matthew in this life... May he have Eternal Rest in Our Father's loving arms!
Bob Strand
September 28, 2012
What a great loss. I was a high school classmate of Matt's. The memories of his impish sense of humor, deep intelligence and kindness toward others are just filling my head today. What a great time of fun and innocence we all shared. I am sorry I lost touch with Matt over the many decades since Olympus High 1975 graduation. Please know he was loved and I will honor his memory. I send love and prayers for peace to Matt's children, siblings and mother, Mary.
Holly Mullen
September 28, 2012
Dear Warren family,
I am so sorry to read about Matt's passing. I will always remember Matt's keen sense of humor. Growing up in the neighborhood and being friends with the Warren family was a great way to spend ones adolescence. I feel honored to have done so. My thoughts are with you all.
Bret Reid
September 28, 2012
Sarah Jane, I am sorry to hear about your brother's passing. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Jody Rodman
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