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Rest in Peace, Terry Mathews

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Re: Rest in Peace, Terry Mathews

Postby jrs1965 » Tue Nov 19, 2013 11:28 am

RIP Terry.

I'm not sure if this had been previously posted, but I found this while searching for info on the Bell Cord this morning...


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Re: Rest in Peace, Terry Mathews

Postby hunterwf » Wed Oct 01, 2014 7:48 pm

I was just thinking about Terry tonight and wanted to bump this thread in his memory.
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Re: Rest in Peace, Terry Mathews

Postby MountainHiker » Wed Oct 01, 2014 8:25 pm

One of the "In Loving Memory" cards, with Terry's picture, has been living in my pack going to summits since his service.
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Re: Rest in Peace, Terry Mathews

Postby K G Wright » Fri Oct 30, 2015 7:00 pm

I'm sorry to learn of your passing Terry. Thanks for the help after the helicopter crash I was involved with in 2011. I could tell you were a brave, compassionate soul who sought ways to serve others. Albeit briefly, I'm grateful our paths crossed. Rest in peace fellow mountaineer.

Hopi Prayer
-author unknown

Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am the thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glint in the snow.
I am the sunlight on the ripened grain.
I am the autumn's gentle rain.
When you awaken in the morning hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush.
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there,
I did not die.
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Re: Rest in Peace, Terry Mathews

Postby TallGrass » Wed Apr 27, 2016 11:18 pm

K G Wright wrote:I'm sorry to learn of your passing Terry. Thanks for the help after the helicopter crash I was involved with in 2011. I could tell you were a brave, compassionate soul who sought ways to serve others. I wish you could have lived to see the book I published about that theme (bravery in the service of others is heroism) and that chopper's "hard landing"; I think you would have liked it. Albeit briefly, I'm grateful our paths crossed. Rest in peace fellow mountaineer.

Hopi Prayer
-author unknown

Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am the thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glint in the snow.
I am the sunlight on the ripened grain.
I am the autumn's gentle rain.
When you awaken in the morning hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush.
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there,
I did not die.


That's not a "Hopi Prayer -author unknown," it's very well-known poem by Mary Elizabeth Frye (1932).

Mr. Mathews knew this well based on the respects he paid to friends he lost in other threads, and it was reportedly a favorite of his.

While I never met him, I've met or corresponded with many of his friends. I respect his accomplishments and the fact that he never sank to the level of using it to resurrect someone's memorial thread to sandwich their own book promotion with false piety, acting as if they were addressing to the deceased, when really trying to reach potential customers.

Apologies to Mr. Mathews' friends and family if any feel me pointing this out here is poor form. Hope time eases pain ala Rev 21:4.

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Re: Rest in Peace, Terry Mathews

Postby K G Wright » Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:22 am

Tall Grass, I don't know why you have such vehemence against me trying to help people avoid suffering / dying in the wilderness? Have you read the book?

Terry and I messaged on several occasions, him providing me with feedback that I used to help others. Some of his friends on this website personally messaged me with gratitude for bringing attention to a subject he felt close to (helping others).

I believe Terry would want to help others be informed and support my choices.

If you go back to the other thread in which you attacked my intention and reasoning, I think you'll see what my intention is, as well as others' opinions about your perspective.

I appreciate your honest feedback, but it is one person's opinion, and it is an opinion that I think projects the accuser's values far more than the accused.
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Re: Rest in Peace, Terry Mathews

Postby TallGrass » Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:37 am

This is a thread for and about Terry Mathews, not for you, your book, and your aspirations.

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Re: Rest in Peace, Terry Mathews

Postby K G Wright » Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:57 am

Tall Grass, again thank you for the feedback. I also appreciate you giving proper attribution to the quote. I did not know it was one of Terry's favorites, and I appreciate knowing that.
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