Terry Glenn Matthew was born July 14, 1943 in La Mesa, California to Janneva and Glenn Matthew. He was the oldest of 3 boys. His father built their family home where he was raised in Ramona, California. They lived on “Harper Road” named after his mother’s parents who lived next door for a portion of his childhood. After graduating from Ramona High School he served in the army. He married Caroline Wanket on May 27, 1967 after which he was stationed in Korea, separating them for a time. Upon his return, he attended Palomar College in the study of water works while working for the City of Ramona, California taking care of the city’s water. Terry and Caroline had two sons while living in Ramona: Tobias (Toby) and Anthony (Tony).
Terry moved his family to Utah on June 13, 1975. They bought a small piece of property at Panguitch Lake and built a small cabin by a stream. Being from California, the winter proved more than they had expected so they bought a home in Panguitch. Terry continued to serve his country in the National Guard. While in Panguitch, two more children were added to their family: Nicholas (Nick) followed by Emily.
Terry started a successful bundled ﬁrewood business called, “Terry’s Color Country Firewood”. He passed the business over to his sons, Tony and Nick.
Over President’s Day Weekend, Terry began to lose his strength. He was taken to Garﬁeld Memorial Hospital in Panguitch where it was determined his kidneys had failed. Terry decided not to have any further interventions, but to be made comfortable in the hospital for his remaining time. Terry passed away surrounded by his family on Tuesday, February 18, 2020.
A funeral Mass is planned for Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 11am in Panguitch at St. Gertrude Catholic Mission.
The staff at Garﬁeld Memorial Hospital, in all departments, were exceptionally considerate, tender, and compassionate to Terry and his family while loved ones gathered near and awaited his inevitable passing.
We, the family, extend our many many thanks to all who cared for Terry and our family in this diﬃcult time as well as the many prayers, hugs, thoughts, meals, and much love from dear family and friends…
All of these gestures of compassion and kindness mean more than you’ll ever know…….
This is a wonderful picture of Terry, to see him smile and out of pain and suffering. This is how I want to remember him. God bless his family.