Matthew Lee Pyper, age 53, of Roosevelt, passed away January 25, 2022, at his home of a heart attack.
He was born November 11, 1968, in Bellflower, California, to Lee and Linda Mae Britton Pyper. He married Manadi Tafoya, and they later divorced. He married Colleen Critchlow, and they later divorced.
Matthew was a very funny guy who made everything a joke – unless he was really mad at you. He enjoyed fishing, playing video games, candy, and watching movies – it was easily his favorite pastime. He went to the Burning Man Festival several times, and had an amazing talent for drawing, woodworking, and anything artistic. He loved his kids and grandkids – he lived for them!
Matthew is survived by his “fur-daughter”, Bella; his daughters, Ashlee (Darinn) Ball, Salt Lake City; Amanda Pyper, Orem; Dyllan Pyper (Nick McNulty), of Grand Junction, CO; son, Hunter Pyper, Grand Junction; grandchildren, Jude Archuleta, Aryan Ball, Kailum Kall, Blair McNulty; parents, Lee (LeeAnn) Pyper, Santaquin; Linda (Mark) Ontiveros, Roosevelt; a brother, Daniel Pyper, St George; and nephew, Christopher Mark Pyper.
He was preceded in death by his sister, LoriAnn; and a brother, Kevin.
Per his wishes, he was cremated.