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Matthew Scott Ungerman 1968 ~ 2003
Matthew Scott Ungerman passed away Sunday, July 13, 2003 surrounded by loved ones. Matt was born on June 5, 1968. He is survived by his father, Don Ungerman of Springville; his brother, Mark Ungerman of Provo; and his sister, Tina (Ungerman) Wright of Edmond, OK. His mother, Bonnie Thompson Ungerman preceded him in death. Matt grew up in Orem and graduated from Orem High School. He lived in Salt Lake, and then in Logan for a number of years, working at Utah State University Print Services. He moved back to Salt Lake in 2001 to care for his mother through her terminal illness. She was so grateful for the tender care he gave her, and he cherished the time he was able to spend with her. Matt was an energetic individual who lived life to its fullest. He loved Utah and all the diverse activities and people it offered; from the Canyonlands and Arches in the south. . . to the mountains and canyons in the north. He enjoyed a wide variety of outdoor activities including: camping, rollerblading, biking, skiing, and hiking. He enjoyed the opportunity to travel, to spend time at the family cabin at Fish Lake and with friends in Jackson Hole. Matt worked most recently in Salt Lake at Cirrus, servicing rental properties. He was a car enthusiast, and loved computers and technologies. He had recently purchased a new home: a place full of dreams where he was able to plan home improvement projects and spend time in his yard. The house was always open to his friends as he welcomed the chance to entertain and to show off his love of cooking. Guests were always greeted to his home by three cats who were one of Matt's biggest loves in life. He was actively involved in animal adoption and advocacy. Matt will be remembered for his quick wit and sense of humor, and mostly for the emphasis he placed on relationships and people. Matt's friends meant the world to him. He was a loyal, devoted, and generous friend to many. He will be greatly missed and always remembered by his family and friends. Funeral services for Matt will be held Thursday, July 17, 2003, at 11:00 a.m. in the Springville 1st Ward Chapel, 245 South 600 East in Springville. Friends may call Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Sundberg-Olpin Mortuary, 495 South State Street in Orem and also Thursday from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. at the ward chapel. Interment will be in the Orem City Cemetery.
Published in the Salt Lake Tribune on 7/16/2003.