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Matte Lee Johnston

Born: 5/23/1985, Moab, Utah
Death: 11/18/2017, Moab, Utah
Service: 11/25/2017, 2:00 pm, Grand Center

Matte Dooley Johnston, 32, passed away Saturday November 18, 2017 at her home.

Matte was born in Moab, Utah to Lee Loveridge and Alan Dooley on May 23, 1985. As a young child she adored spending time with her big brother Caleb and younger brother, Sloan. Every day was a new adventure spent exploring the hills behind their house. Matte welcomed her beautiful daughter, Nevaeh Lee, into her world in April 2005 and spent the next 12 years devoted to being a wonderful mother. In 2008 she met and married the love of her life, Michael Hank Johnston, who would adopt Nevaeh and complete their family. When Matte came into Michaelís life, she was the missing puzzle piece that completed him and brought joy to the entire Johnston family.

Like her mother, Matte touched so many lives. She was a nurturer who looked after any animal or child with passion and love. Matte was a true friend. She was kind, free-spirited, and strong-willed. Her blunt personality never failed to bring you back to what was important in life. Family and friends were the center of her life and what brought her the most joy.

One thing she looked forward to was traveling. She talked about everything from simple road trips to exploring the world. Her most recent plan was to travel to Ireland in the near future. Matte was an old soul whose generation never suited her. From the clothes she wore to the music she played, to the way she lived her life; Matte marched to her own beat.

She was a kind and wonderful person whose life was too short. She had a contagious smile that everyone who knew her would never forget.

Matte is survived by her husband Mike, daughter Neveah, brothers Caleb and Sloan, step-mom Betty Freeman, step-sisters Lisa Pacheco and Cheryl Webster, and numerous nieces, nephews, family, and close friends.

She was preceded in death by her mother Lee and her father Alan.

A celebration of life will be held this Saturday November 25th at The Grand Center (182 N. 500 W. Moab, UT 84532) at 2:00pm.


To the family, my sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one. As you cope with your loss, may you find comfort in knowing that God promises to put an end to all the things that have plagued mankind for centuries including death (Revelation 21:3,4). May you find peace in knowing that your dear one is safe in the memory of God, who will remember every detail about them and bring them back again (Job 14:13,15). May these words from God's word, the Bible give you comfort now and strong hope for the future. My deepest sympathy.
- Mary Berg

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