Brittany Rennae Matheny aka "Hippie"
  • 22 years old
  • Date of birth: Sep 11, 1991
  • Place of birth:
    Santa Barbara, California, United States
  • Date of passing: Oct 25, 2013
  • Place of passing:
    Ridgecrest, California, United States
The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything. -Albert Einstein

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This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Brittany Matheny aka "Hippie", 22, born on September 11, 1991 and passed away on October 25, 2013. We will remember her forever.

Brittany was born in Santa Barbara, Californiaat at Cottage Hospital weighing in at 7lbs 0oz. 19.25 inches long, 10 fingers and 10 toes."My Perfect Child" She is survived by her mom and dad Mitzi and Eddie Matheny and her brother Nathen Matheny. Uncle and Godfather Arty Blanco, Aunt Annette Carrasco Finch, Uncle Chad Carrasco, and Aunt and Godmother Nina Carrasco Paradise. On her dad's side of the family she has her Grandma Sara Smith, grandpa Ron Matheny, Aunt Ronda Matheny Griffin. Preceded in death is her Great Grandma Bea Kirk (Ol' Grammy) who she loved and adored.  She had boat loads of cousins and many, many good friends. She loved everyone she knew. She grew into an amazing, loving, caring, giving young adult.  She would do anything she could for the people she loved.  She gave some a place to sleep, clothes to wear, food to eat and a place to call 'home'. Brittany did so much for those she loved.  She wanted to make people happy and comfortable and she did it all without judgement and without regard for herself.  She did so much for the people she loved,  she even took a bullet... She saved a life... THAT MAKES HER A HERO!  Brittany was full of love and laughter and she spread her happiness everywhere she went.  She lit up the room when she walked in and everybody noticed her.  I know every parent says that about their child, but Brittany honestley did.  Beautiful, loving, caring and tender was my daughter, but mess with her friends or family, the people she loved the most and suffer the wrath of Brittany. As delicate as she was Brittany most certainly could hold her own in times of trouble.  And she did just that on a few occasions.  Not even the boys were free from her wrath and everybody knew it.  I am very proud, honored and blessed to have her for a daughter and for the time we shared.  Even though I desparatly want more time with her I thank God for the time we did have.  If you are visiting her at the cemetary and scaned the code on her marker here's a little information on who's around her:  My name is Mitzi Matheny and I will be going in with Brittany (my daughter) when I leave this earth.  To her left is her Me-Maaw and Grandpa (my parents).  Grandpa went to be with Brittany 7 months after she was murdered.  And Me-Maaw left to be with both of them 7 months after Grandpa.  They were exceptional parents and the most wonderful grandparents.  You couldn't ask for better parents or grandparents, because they were the absolute best!  To her right is her cousin Jessica Embree, they were very close and got along great.  Brittany went to school with Jessica's son Michael for a short time in high school.  At first they didn't even realize they were cousins because they were so young last time they saw each other.  Until one day me and Britt and a couple or her friends were in my car and Brittany was bragging about Michael and I said "you know he's your cousin right?" She got so excited and sat up in her seat and says, "Michael Embree's my cousin!" I said "yea he's Jessica's son".   She replied, "ooohhhhh, I remember them now". Brittany and I had just moved to Ridgecrest in 2007 from Redondo Beach and she was just getting reaquaintted with family here.  She was excited to call them cousins.  And just below Jessica is her dad and our uncle Jimmy Embree a wonderful man. I more then miss my little girl, my best friend, my reason for living, my purpose in life, my only daughter, my only child.  And its with excruciating pain in my soul and in my heart.  My life is forever changed and I absolutely hate it. Its hard as hell to go on living without her.  But I have to.   Some days its so hard to get out of bed.  Why should I?  I really don't have a reason. But I do get up.  I smile, I move on with my day, I hold back the tears and pretend that everything is ok.  The mask to hide my great sadness I'll wear for the rest of my life.

                                        SHE EVEN TOOK A BULLET!  


            A HERO
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Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by celena hunter on 11th April 2016

"Just thinking about you Britt. I love that I can come here and see so much about you. I love you more than words could even describe and more than anyone could ever understand. There is not a day that goes by that you are not on my mind and in my heart."

This tribute was added by Mitzi Matheny on 15th December 2015

"You brought a light so great into this world that even after you left your light remains.  Your light shines 4evr. I Iove you so much and miss you beyond measure"

This tribute was added by celena hunter on 14th August 2015

"There is not a single day that goes by that I don't sit and think about you.
I miss you more and more Brittany.
You were by far the closest thing I have ever had to family.
I will see you again Angel.
I love you."

This tribute was added by Mitzi Matheny on 7th June 2015

"Dear God,

I miss my daughter.  I carry her memory with me wherever I go.

I pray that you will remind me that she remains a part of me in everything that I do, and everything I am.

Continue to show me that she is still a part of my life and that nothing can seperate us.

I ask that you keep the bonds between us strong in spirit until the day that we are reunited in your Kingdom.  I ask you this in Jesus' name


This tribute was added by celena hunter on 2nd June 2015

"I love you more than life itself brittany. forever and ever. my sister."

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