Lemley Chapel
Serving Sedro-Woolley &
All of Skagit County Since 1935
1008 Third Street
Sedro-Woolley, WA
Matthew Larson Memorial
Matthew Larson Memorial

Matthew Larson

Matthew Larson

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

Matthew Martin Larson, 65, a resident of Sedro-Woolley, passed away on July 21, 2015 at his home surrounded by his family.

He was born on March 20, 1950 in Seattle, the son of John & Myrtle Larson.  He was raised in Newhalem.

Matthew was a very private person but he told great stories of his adventures in life.  He loved telling jokes and making people laugh, especially those he loved.

Thank you for being a great husband, father, grandfather, brother, friend and Marine.

He is survived by his wife, children, grandchildren and siblings and their families.  He was preceded by his parents and several extended family members.

Because of Matthew’s love for children memorials in his honor are suggested to the Tears Foundation, 11102 Sunset Blvd E., Puyallup, WA  98374.

A Graveside Service with Military Honors will be held on Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 11:00 AM at the Sedro-Woolley Union Cemetery.

“Some people live an entire lifetime and wonder if they have ever made a difference in the world.  Marines don’t have that problem”.  By President Ronald Regan.  Semper Fi.


  • linda downing

    Laura and family, so sorry to hear of your loss, We haven’t been in touch for a few years but you are in my thoughts everytime i look across the field from Hwy 20. With empathy, I understand the days ahead and share blessings and hope memories will help all of you thru this time….

    Hugs and blessings for all,
    linda and Mike downing

  • Bob Smart

    I too grew up with and went to school with Matthew being a grade behind him. I probably knew his name was Matthew, but only remember him as Buddy or later as Bud. I remember when he went into the Marines and then only saw him once or twice as years passed. I was impressed and honored that he was also on the Honor Guard that gave my Dad a 21 gun salute at his funeral in 2005. Of all the memories growing up, one always comes to mind. It took place about 53 years ago. We both played on the Newhalem Little League baseball team, The Kil-O-Wat Kids. Buddy was the starting pitcher and I relieved when he wasn’t on the mound. We were sitting together in the dug out watching as we were at bat during an away game at Lyman. If my memory is correct Mike Hundahl, one of our best hitters was at bat, I think we had a runner on base and were almost guaranteed a hit or run. The Lyman pitcher wound up and his pitch
    hit Mike squarely in the body, it looked like an obvious intentional hit to us. Buddy turned to me and said he was going to hit their pitcher the next time he was at bat. Sure enough, the next time Lyman’s pitcher was up to bat, Buddy’s first pitch windup wasn’t his normal slow intentional delivery, he wound up as if in fast forward and let a fastball go that gave the batter no time to get out of the way and hit him hard. The Umpire immediately threw Buddy out of the game with quite a commotion. I remember I got to finish the game, I can’t tell you who won, but I’ll never forget Buddy’s pitch. RIP my Friend.

  • George Hilbsh

    The Marines and Corpsmen of the Pierce County Detachment #504 Marine Corps League, Share in Your Loss. Rest in Peace Marine, Semper Fi!

  • Sue Moore

    We grew up together in Newhalem, many years ago. You presented me with my Dads l\flag at his funeral, I shall never forget this, Rest in peace my friend. Susie Stromme/Moore