ForeverMissed
<p>This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Mathew J Johnson who was born on June 26, 1975 and passed away on March 7, 2011. He is survived by his soul-mate and wife Kimberly Johnson, sons Zachary Johnson and Keaten Kraft, parents Vaughn and Deanne Johnson, brother David Johnson and many who loved him. This website is to honor his life and to share the love we have in our hearts for him. We will remember him forever.</p>
Posted by Judy Collins on March 7, 2019
Another year without you here with Kim.
You are in Heaven with all our family, playing cards or dominos!
Try to be Kim’s grandpa’s partner in dominos, he’s pretty good,
But so is my mom and Aunt Bonnie! Just can see yo all having fun!
All of us will be together someday, playing games like we use to here on earth! Just wanted you to know that your thought of here on this earth,
Keep leaving little signs for Kim, she still needs them, not as bad as before,
But as those left behind, those little signs mean a lot,
             See you later,Mathew
Posted by Kim Johnson on March 7, 2019
I Love you, I miss you.
Posted by Judy Collins on June 26, 2017
Happy Birthday, Matt
Another year has passed, I know Kim thinks about you, for you are her true love now and forever!!!
Some day you will be together again ❤️
Posted by Kim Johnson on June 26, 2017
Happy Earth Birthday my Love. I miss you. Thank you for the sign you are still arou me. Xoxo
Posted by Kim Johnson on November 26, 2016
Happy Anniversary Babe. Love you heart & soul. Always have, always will. Soulmates for eternity ❤
Posted by Kim Johnson on June 26, 2016
I wish you were still here with me to see try & make your birthday special & all about you. This day was & always will be a celebration of your life here, never shared. Love you heart and soul. Miss you. Xo
Posted by Kim Johnson on June 26, 2015
You would have been 40 today & we would be having this huge Birthday blowout party to Celebrate it. I know I can get upset because you left me way too soon i still love you heart n soul and miss you deeply. ~until we are together again xoxo ~
Posted by Judy Collins on June 26, 2015
Happy Birthday Matt, the big 40! Kim would have been getting together a great big party for you on this earth. Now you two will do all the missed parties together later when you're together again, sorry but that has to be much later. You are thought of from a lot of people Matt, love you, Judy
Posted by Kim Johnson on June 21, 2015
Happy Fathers Day. Thank you for visiting me in my dreams last night. I promise to look into Texas. ;-) I love & Miss you.
xoxo Heart & soul
Posted by Kim Johnson on June 26, 2014
Hard to believe you would have been 39 today. Not a day passes where I don't miss you. I love you .
Posted by Judy Collins on June 26, 2014
Happy birthday Mathew, you are Kim's love which you will be in her heart always . We, loose our love ones but your in our heart forever ! Love you if only for a short while. Your cousin, Judy
Posted by Frances Hamada on June 26, 2014
Matthew...I feel like I know you. just wanted to say we are taking good care of your Kim. She adores you so much and has shared many stories with me. By the way no more elevator games....
Posted by Kim Johnson on June 26, 2013
Happy Birthday love. How I wish you were here so we could celebrate like we use too. You are my heart and soul. Love you forever my penguin. Xoxo
Posted by Kim Johnson on March 6, 2013
Not getting any easier without you. Miss you more than anyone can fathom. Love you penguin.xoxo
Posted by Kim Johnson on December 25, 2012
Merry Christmas love. This day will never be the same without you. I get through the holiday's by remembering the holidays we shared, the fun traditions we started & the love we shared. Forever in my heart & soul.
Posted by Kim Johnson on November 26, 2012
Happy Anniversary. I love you heart & soul. Miss you, even when you show me your still watching. Eternal love babe.
Posted by Kim Johnson on November 22, 2012
Happy Thanksgiving my love. Your heavy on my mind and heart this time of year. So many great memories. Our Anniversary is just days away. Love you throughout eternity.<3
Posted by Keaten Kraft on June 26, 2012
Your still flowing through my thoughts, happy birthday, love you dad.
Posted by Kim Johnson on June 26, 2012
Happy Birthday babylove. I invision the sky filled with beautiful ballons to celebrate your time here with us. I miss you and love you even more! xoxoxo ~ untill we are reunited~
Posted by Kim Johnson on June 17, 2012
To one of the 2 best dads on earth! Happy Fathers Day. I love you & miss you every minute of the day, but I suspect you already know this. Today is our favorite movie and Ben & Jerrys cheesecake ice-cream in your honor.
Love you my Penguin <3
Posted by Kim Johnson on March 7, 2012
I cant believe a year without you has already passed. My heart will never be the same. I would give up everything I have to spend just one more day with you. As we always said, Heart and Soul Forever. You are and always will be the great love of my life, my Soulmate...
Posted by Kim Johnson on December 24, 2011
Merry Christmas my love. Only you would make sure I would know you are still with me. I miss feeling you, hearing you, but you got my attention! I love you.
Posted by Kim Johnson on December 4, 2011
Hi baby love. I know u know the significance of today, I smelt u here. Soulmates 4 ever pook!! Matlover for ever.
Posted by Kim Johnson on November 26, 2011
Happy Anniversary my love. I miss you very much. Soulmates forever!
Posted by Kim Johnson on October 17, 2011
I know you can hear me everyday when I talk to you. Thank you for the signs that your listening. I miss my best friend. I miss my soulmate, I miss you.
Posted by Brenda Armistead on June 26, 2011
I love and miss you my son. Happy Birthday, may you and Clifford be enjoying peace and happiness in Heaven
Posted by Kim Johnson on June 26, 2011
Happy Birthday Baby Love,
My heart and soul is forever yours.
I Love you.
Posted by Sheri Gordon on June 26, 2011
Dear Mathew: Happy Birthday~! Wishing you were here to spend it with Kim, Zack and your friends! But knowing you are looking down with God and knowing how much you are missed. Please let Kim feel your presence today if only for a minute.
Posted by Brittaney Chavez on June 26, 2011
Uncle Matt I had some jack n coke and it was quite interesting. Very particular taste. I kept making faces I hope you enjoyed watching me suffer cause I did complete the whole glass just for you!! Happy Birthday Uncle Matt.
Posted by Susie Cloud on June 26, 2011
Happy Birthday Mat!!! Today we celebrate you. Although you have left us in this physical realm; the laughter, the love, the friendship you gave us lives on forever in our hearts. Toksha Friend...
Posted by Jim Sanders on May 1, 2011
I feel so sad to lose a good friend. I use to live next door to Mat and I'm still in shock he is gone. I can't imagine how his wife and kids feel. Kim, if you need anything call me. Rest in peace my friend.

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Posted by Judy Collins on March 7, 2019
Another year without you here with Kim.
You are in Heaven with all our family, playing cards or dominos!
Try to be Kim’s grandpa’s partner in dominos, he’s pretty good,
But so is my mom and Aunt Bonnie! Just can see yo all having fun!
All of us will be together someday, playing games like we use to here on earth! Just wanted you to know that your thought of here on this earth,
Keep leaving little signs for Kim, she still needs them, not as bad as before,
But as those left behind, those little signs mean a lot,
             See you later,Mathew
Posted by Kim Johnson on March 7, 2019
I Love you, I miss you.
Posted by Judy Collins on June 26, 2017
Happy Birthday, Matt
Another year has passed, I know Kim thinks about you, for you are her true love now and forever!!!
Some day you will be together again ❤️
Recent stories

So Much to share

Shared by Kim Johnson on March 7, 2012

Mat and I did so much and had so many experiences together. Even the smallest thing would turn into such an event with Mat. I have several stories to share once I can complete writing them down without stopping from all the tears.

  I want to share stories like Mats first time seeing the Ocean, how he serenaded me at the Flamingos Piano Bar in front of total strangers, How he shared the love of fireworks with his son & always kept a stash & set them off almost every weekend. Most importantly how he was my rock when my father passed.

  I want to share with everyone how fun, loud, tough yet sensitive and loving Mathew was so one day, when Mathew has grandchildren that never had the chance to meet him, can get a glimpse of what their Grandpa was like. I hope soon to update this section with the stories that have ingrained inside of me to give you a better insight of the beautiful man Mathew was.

Pickleman....

Shared by Susie Cloud on May 27, 2011

So there we are playing poker in our living room. Enjoying a few cocktails and some laughs. We did this regularly with Mat and Kim...the difference this night, Rexx had invited someone new to join in. It was a guy we knew from the bowling alley and his wife. But this guy ended up being, as Mat would say, a total douch-bag. This was guy was so annoying and his wife wasn't much better. Mat and I were sitting next to each other and doing our best to play 'nice' but we were becoming more and more irritated by the minute. Mat got up and got a pickle - I think he got up to get away from table. But anyway, so he eats about half of the pickle and slams the remaining piece onto the plate in front of me. The way he slapped the pickle onto the plate hit my funny bone and I started to giggle. I said something like hey be nice it's not the pickle's fault (he knew exaclty what I was referring too) and Mat responded it is so the pickles fault. No no - you can't blame it on the pickle - not pickleman!  - we were like two little kids giggling and having so much fun making the pickle into a man. This irritated the douch-bag because we weren't paying attention to the game anymore. In fact at one point we completely abandoned it all together to go to the shop to find items needed to make him legs and arms. We messed with this pickle until we got him just right...It was in that moment that the idea of pickleman was born. Pickleman stands for the relief in laughter when life is irritating the crap out of us. Pickleman also reminds me to never lose touch with the child within.

Thank you Mat, for all the laughs and for being such a wonderful friend and man. I miss you buddy more than you could ever know. Your smile and laughter will forever warm my heart. {smooches} 

Red light Runner!

Shared by Brittaney Chavez on April 26, 2011

It was 2006 I'm in the backseat of a rental car that my unlce Matt had in his grips. For any of you that were either an unfortunate passenger or knew him best this meant we were flying down the highway and unlce Matt was having his way with this car!! I was soo worried my stomach hurt. Unlce Matt looked like he was in his element, he was focused. Auntie kim looked like driving this way was of the norm. I thought the two of them were nuts. Flash forward a couple of years and we were at unlce Matt's funeral and I had agreed to drive the lead car to follow to the burial site. Myself, Kim, my sister Brooke and Keaten got into the car and started to drive. Nobody in that car knew what to expect with following the hurst. All we knew was to follow it and not get far behined. As we started to go the funeral escourts started to pull ahead and we saw they were stopping all traffic and we were going through all the lights whether they were red or not. By this time it was pretty quiet in the car but I had made a comment to auntie Kim that I thought unlce Matt would have thought this was cool that tarffic was stopping for him, and for that matter we were getting to run all the red lights and not getting any tickets for it. At that moment we all started laughing and agreed unlce Matt would have gotten a kick out of this. That everybody had to stop for him and he wasn't getting any tickets for running any red lights. That in my opinion was the coolest gift I could have ever gotten my unlce!!