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Mormon: Matthew Michael Lyon

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By PETE BENNETT - Contra Costa Watch EMAIL
Phone: 510-460-5641
Posted: 06/13/2013



Matthew Michael Lyon
Apr. 16, 1970 - July 27, 2012
Resident of Walnut Creek
Matthew Michael Lyon died unexpectedly Friday evening, July 27, 2012 while on his way to meet Boy Scouts from Troop 820 as they completed a 30-mile backpacking trip on the Pacific Crest Trail. 
Matt was born in Salt Lake City on April 16, 1970. He was raised in Pleasanton, California and graduated from Amador Valley High School. He served a two year mission in Guatemala for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Following his mission he attended UC Davis where he earned degrees in Economics and International Relations. He married Eleanor L. Valencia on September 15, 1995 in the Oakland LDS Temple. He worked for Accenture for 16 years. 
He is survived by his wife Eleanor, children Connor (12), Jordan (9), Maxwell (7), and Sierra (4); parents Michael and Susan Lyon of Pleasanton, brothers Nicholas (Chelsea), Daniel (Holly), and Christian of San Francisco, niece Madison and many loving aunts, uncles, and cousins.

NATE GREENAN
DECEASED
MURDERED
KNOWS
Mr. Lyons

Matt lived a life of selfless service to others and filled many church roles, including his most recent as the Bishop of the Walnut Creek II Ward. Matt enjoyed exploring the California coast, backpacking, gardening, home improvement projects, and spending time with his family and friends. He found beauty in nature, art, music, good literature, and always looked for the good in others. He touched many lives with his witty humor and easy-going nature. He loved his family above all and will be missed by all who knew him. 
Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 4, 11am with visitation at 10am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2369 Overlook Drive in Walnut Creek. A shuttle will be available for overflow offsite parking.
Two accounts for the benefit of Eleanor and her children have been established at Bank of America - the Lyon Family Memorial Fund and the Lyon Children Education Fund. Please visit the local branch or send checks made payable to Eleanor V. Lyon to the Lyon Family Memorial Fund c/o Bank of America 1330 North Main St. Walnut Creek, CA 94596. Please note the account number on the check:1641-0255-4031 and reference Lyon Family Memorial Fund in the Memo Line. For those that wish to donate for the benefit of the children's college needs, please follow the same instructions as above but reference Lyon Family Education Fund in the Memo Line. Express condolences at www.oakparkhillschapel.com - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/contracostatimes/obituary.aspx?pid=158886112#sthash.Q2ZtM531.dpuf



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