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Rest in Peace, Terry Mathews

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Re: Rest in Peace, Terry Mathews

Postby Louis Mathews » Sun Jul 28, 2013 11:58 am

Louis Mathews wrote:Terry's Celebration of Life Ceremony last night at Garden of the Gods park was an inspiration for all of us in the immediate Mathews family and to his extended family of friends and acquaintances. I was absolutely floored by the turnout and expressions of love and admiration for Terry. I can't say it enough how grateful we are that so many were positively affected by our son's interactions with all the wonderful people in and out of the 14ers community.

Thank you who were there for us and Terry last night both in person and in thought and spirit. I was not sure if I could make it through the Remembrances but the strength that came from the estimated 100+ who were there was amazing. I realize it got dark afterwards but that was intentional as I envision Terry climbing to the other side of the mountain at sundown. Someday we all will climb to the other side of the mountain and the reunions with friends and family members who went before us will be glorious. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=489854597764472&set=a.379297255486874.91915.100002198083280&type=1&theater

Thanks to Britt who I put on the spot to start off the event, you were great and I will forever be grateful.

Lou Mathews


https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=359BBCD206195BB0&id=359BBCD206195BB0%2119610 My skydrive with Terry's photos.
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Re: Rest in Peace, Terry Mathews

Postby globreal » Sun Jul 28, 2013 1:42 pm

Thank you Louis and Nancy (Tom, Ted, & other family) for allowing us to be a part of Terry's Memorial Service last night at the Garden of the Gods.

Here are some pictures from the evening.
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Under the Kissing Camels
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Korean Tribute
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A Circle of Friends
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Re: Rest in Peace, Terry Mathews

Postby globreal » Sun Jul 28, 2013 1:48 pm

Paying tribute…

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Mr. Mathews and family
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Dorthy (Mountain Hikerette) & Ian (Mountain Hiker)
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Theresa & Neal (former Barr Camp hosts)
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Re: Rest in Peace, Terry Mathews

Postby globreal » Sun Jul 28, 2013 1:52 pm

Two more…

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A good turn out
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Climbing buddies
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Re: Rest in Peace, Terry Mathews

Postby MountainHiker » Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:16 am

Thank you to the Mathews family for sharing Terry's memorial with us. It was good to see so many from the 14ers.com community turn out at this hard time.
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Re: Rest in Peace, Terry Mathews

Postby Robzilla » Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:35 pm

I haven't been here in a while, and haven't been much of a hiker lately either. I signed on just out of anticipation of an upcoming trip and was saddened to see this. I never met Terry, never even spoke with him or emailed him, but like a lot of others here who'd never met him personally regarded him pretty highly from his posts. I remember his efforts to reach out to the loved ones of the firefighter from NY last year, it was amazing to see someone be touched so deeply by the feeling of loss from people he'd never met. I feel that same loss for him right now and want to offer my condolences. He seemed like a pretty amazing guy. I always enjoyed reading whatever was next to that smiling face.

I don't know what to say except that I have great respect for him and hope that he found peace.

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Re: Rest in Peace, Terry Mathews

Postby oddharmonic » Mon Aug 05, 2013 11:45 am

Professional photos of the celebration of life are available both in a Facebook gallery and on the photographer's website:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151517150206606.1073741836.48442006605&type=1

http://markhayesphotography.instaproofs.com/enterEvent.php?id=860123

The turnout was amazing. Thanks to everyone that attended - and everyone that was there in spirit.

Regards,
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Re: Rest in Peace, Terry Mathews

Postby globreal » Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:28 pm

oddharmonic wrote:Professional photos of the celebration of life are available both in a Facebook gallery and on the photographer's website:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151517150206606.1073741836.48442006605&type=1

http://markhayesphotography.instaproofs.com/enterEvent.php?id=860123

The turnout was amazing. Thanks to everyone that attended - and everyone that was there in spirit.

Regards,
Melissa


Melissa, there are some nice pictures in there from that memorial.
Mark Hayes, excellent work!
Wonderful memorial.

Here is a photo from last Thursday, Aug. 01 on the summit of Vestal Peak where doggler is holding one of the photo cards of Terry... to honor him.
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Tribute from Vestal
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Re: Rest in Peace, Terry Mathews

Postby Louis Mathews » Mon Aug 05, 2013 1:58 pm

Thank you guys.
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Re: Rest in Peace, Terry Mathews

Postby Louis Mathews » Tue Aug 06, 2013 5:43 pm

I received a letter today a letter today about 3 lives that were saved as a result of Terry's organ donation.

Here is the Face Book link where I posted it. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=495679597181972&set=o.221868637964121&type=1&theater&notif_t=like

I saved it in a pdf file but haven't figured how to post it here.
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Re: Rest in Peace, Terry Mathews

Postby globreal » Tue Aug 06, 2013 5:56 pm

Louis Mathews wrote:I received a letter today a letter today about 3 lives that were saved as a result of Terry's organ donation.

Here is the Face Book link where I posted it. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=495679597181972&set=o.221868637964121&type=1&theater&notif_t=like

I saved it in a pdf file but haven't figured how to post it here.


Wow Lou…reading about the lives saved brought tears to my eyes!

Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Rest in Peace, Terry Mathews

Postby Louis Mathews » Tue Aug 06, 2013 6:57 pm

Same for me along with a sense of pride. I wish the ones saved someday will know what a great guy he was and how loved and respected by 100's.

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