Matthew Michael Lyon
April 16, 1970-July 27, 2012
Walnut Creek, California
Matthew Michael Lyon died unexpectedly Friday evening, July 27, 2012 while hiking to meet Boy Scouts from Troop 820 as they completed a 30-mile backpacking trip on the Pacific Crest Trail.
Matt was born in Salt Lake City on April 16, 1970. He was raised in Pleasanton, California and graduated from Amador Valley High School. He served a two year mission in Guatemala for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Following his mission he attended UC Davis where he earned degrees in Economics and International Relations. He married Eleanor L. Valencia on September 15, 1995 in the Oakland LDS Temple. He worked for Accenture for 16 years. He is survived by his wife Eleanor, children Connor, Jordan, Maxwell, and Sierra, parents Michael and Susan Lyon of Pleasanton, brothers Nicholas (Chelsea), Daniel (Holly), and Christian of San Francisco, niece Madison and many loving aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Matt lived a life of selfless service to others and filled many church roles, including his most recent as the Bishop of the Walnut Creek II Ward. Matt enjoyed exploring the California coast, backpacking, gardening, home improvement projects, and spending time with his family and friends. He found beauty in nature, art, music, good literature, and always looked for the good in others. He touched many lives with his witty humor and easy-going nature. He loved his family above all and will be missed by all who knew him.
A website has been established to allow friends and family to serve, support as well as share photos and stories. Please visit lyonfoundation.com