Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

February 4, 2014
Matthew Imlay

Obit Matthew ImlayMatthew Leon Imlay, our loving husband, father and grandfather passed away early Sunday morning Feb. 2, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. He was born May 19, 1954 in Salt Lake City to Thane Homer Imlay and Annie Isabella Richmond Christner.  He grew up to love and torment three wonderful sisters; Ruth Anne Goins (Dennis), Mary Salazar, and Joan Jacobsen (Andrew).  Matt grew up in Grantsville, Utah, enjoyed his childhood and graduated from Grantsville High School in 1972.  He attended Weber State College.  Matt was called to serve in the Indiana Indianapolis Mission from Oct. 1975-Oct. 1977 under the tutelage of President Keith W. Wilcox.  He loved the privilege of teaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ and had a special relationship with those he brought into the gospel.   He married Mary Kathryn Hansen in the Salt Lake Temple on May 26, 1978.  They started the first 10 years of their marriage in West Valley City, Utah.  Matt attended Salt Lake Community College and graduated with a Certificate in the Carpentry Program. They lived in Grantsville for two years and spent the rest of many wonderful years in Tooele, Utah.  They had seven wanted and adored children; Alison, Elizabeth Gebs (Ryan), Nicholas (Tiffany), Judith Louesa (deceased), Marc, Baby Imlay, and Peter.  Matt found great joy and love with his grandchildren; Alexis, Anthony, Savannah, Kyren, Olivia, and 12 other foster grandkids.  Matt loved the great outdoors, hunting, hiking, time spent with family and friends  and teasing most everyone around him; especially if they were die-hard BYU fans. Matt loved the Scouting program and serving all of the young boys and men in the Tooele County District and Great Salt Lake Council. He was honored to receive the Silver Beaver Award during his scouting career. Matt loved volunteering for the Tooele High School swim team that his children competed for.  Matt worked as a carpenter for the United Brotherhood of Carpenters, Local Union No. 184 for many years.  He then worked for EG&G/URS until his death.  Matt received his Bachelors of Science Degree in Business/Accounting in May 2011 and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.  Matt was born with a defect in his heart, but despite many obstacles and receiving an abundance of miracles, he lived a full and rich life. The family would like to thank the amazing and kind-hearted doctors and nurses who attended to him in the NCCU at the University Hospital in Salt Lake City where he received excellent care during the last week of his life.  There will be a viewing at Tate Mortuary, located at 110 S. Main St. in Tooele on Wednesday, Feb. 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Feb. 6, 2014 at the chapel located at 1025 W. Utah Ave. in Tooele at 11:30 a.m. with a viewing at 10 a.m.  Burial will be in the Tooele City Cemetery following the services.  Condolences can be left at  We will miss him dearly.

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