Matt married Diana in 1997. They had two kids‚ Trysten and Elsie.
The Will’s moved to Hollister in 2003 and became part of the CalFire family. His humor was contagious-no one was spared. At 6′ tall‚ 240 pounds‚ Matt often mentioned his ‘girlish figure’.
On October 8‚ 2007 Matt was called to a fire in Monterey‚ CA. When Matt’s dozer rolled‚ he sustained head injuries and died the next day.
Matt’s family is proud that many of his organs were donated. On the job‚ he saved property and lives; later‚ he gave new life to 5 others.
Matt is missed every minute of every day by his wife‚ children‚ family‚ friends‚ co-workers‚ and a world that needs laughter and heroics.