David Matthews
Goff Mortuary
8090 S. State St.
Midvale, UT
David L. Matthews
1951 ~ 2012
David L. Matthews, 61, passed away Aug. 13, 2012 in Midvale, Utah. He was born March 13, 1951 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Douglas and Elaine Jenkins Matthews. He married Doreen Elaine Pacheco in Elko, Nevada. She passed away Nov. 28, 1994.
David graduated from Hillcrest High School in 1969, and worked for many years as a brakeman at Kennecott Copper. He was dedicated to his family and helping his younger brother. He enjoyed fine food and a good cup of coffee. David was a very selfless person.
Survived by sons, David Paul (Erin) Matthews, Micheal (Cynthia) Matthews, Jeremy (Courtney) Matthews; mother, Elaine Matthews; brothers, Howard (Gail) Matthews and Greg Matthews; and eight grandchildren. Preceded in death by his father, Douglas.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday, Aug. 21, at 1 p.m. at the West Jordan City Cemetery, 7800 South 1300 West. There will be a viewing Monday 6-8 p.m. at Goff Mortuary, 8090 So. State, Midvale. www.goffmortuary.com

Published by Deseret News on Aug. 17, 2012.
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I'm so sorry for your loss. He was such a great man!
Angi Grella
August 20, 2012
Dear Aunt Elaine, Howard & Gregg & Family, we are so sorry for your loss! We will miss Dave and his laugh & wonderful personality! We always enjoyed his visits & his enthusiasm, I always felt like I had a piece of my Uncle Doug back, & that was wonderful! I Love you guys! Michelle
Michelle Bullock
August 20, 2012
I am truly going to miss my uncle Dave, he was one of the most selfless people in the world. He always was so concerned about his boys, his mom, and his brothers. He was one of he few people that actually listened to you..actually listened. He always followed up on any conversation that we had, months earlier. I could never believe he actually remembered and cared so much. He was also there for me when my brother was sick, on my hardest days at work he would come in and console me. He is going to be truly missed. I give my prayers to his family, and much love going out to my cousins, Paul, Micheal, and Jeremy.
Love you always
Dalanie Edgington
August 19, 2012
Dear Elaine, Howard, Greg & Family, How sorry we are for the families loss. Dave was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed. What joy and happiness he must be having to be with Doug and those that have passed on before him. He fought a long hard fight and is truly an example for all of us. Our love and prayers go out to the family. May the Lord bless all of you at this time. We love you and wish you the best. Melanie & Gary Frampton
August 19, 2012
I will always remember my Uncle Dave as a sweet,thoughtful,kind hearted man who took such loving care of his family,especially my uncle gregy.He was generous,selfless,outgoing and friendly.I loved his laugh and sense of humor.I will miss the fresh pot of coffee brewing at Grandmas.I love you Uncle Dave! "Blessed are those who can give without remembering and receive without forgetting".
Annie Hansen
August 17, 2012
Michael and Jeremy, sorry for your loss. Your dad was always so funny. He will be missed. Love to you and your families.
Elizabeth Ross
August 17, 2012
Dear Elaine, Howard, Greg and boys;
The Lord has chosen the best this time. Dave was my "first love" and I will always admire his courage facing his disease as he did. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you at this difficult time. Love Roxanna
Roxanna Beckstead-Naylor
August 17, 2012
Dear Elaine and Family, I'm so sad to hear about DAvid. He was such fun and I always loved seeing him at the Grandma Matthews house on Sundays. He and Howard were my older handsome cousins and I always thought they were sooo cool. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love Lori
Lori Matthews Fox
August 17, 2012
My dad was a bright and shining light in this world of darkness. He was a great man who I admire and respect. I will not forget him nor will I tarnish his name. I love and Miss you dad. God Speed.
David Paul Matthews
August 17, 2012
I would like to say that Dave will be missed. He came to visit me and my fellow partners at one of his local Starbucks. I loved the comment concerning his love for a good cup of coffee,it made me smile.I will miss his teasing nature,when seeing him come to visit.I will also miss him sharing his passion and the pictures of the flowers he so lovingly took care of.My condolences to the family and lots of love and prayers.
Jen Hill
August 17, 2012
Dave, rest in Peace...
May GOD Bless, Watch over, Protect, and Provide for those You leave behind...Tom
August 17, 2012
Nancy Ruybal
August 17, 2012
My heart and my prayers go out to you all. Uncle Dave was always such a great guy to be around. He always had a giggle and shared a laugh. He was so much fun to be around and he was so sincere. I do think selfless is the perfect way to describe uncle Dave, he trult is a man that would give you the shirt of his back. He will truly be missed. Sneding my love and my prayers.
Nancy Ruybal
August 17, 2012
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