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[sticky post] Terry Lee Mathews, 1974-2013

Terry MathewsThis is a sticky entry (i.e., it will always be shown as the top entry on my latest entries page) about Terry Lee Mathews, known on LiveJournal as mountain_hiker. Terry passed away on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was a 1993 graduate of Widefield High School and a 1999 graduate of University of Colorado at Colorado Springs with a bachelor's in Geography. An avid mountaineer and photographer, he is survived by his parents, Louis and Yong Chi (Nancy); a brother, Tom; three nieces and a nephew; his cats, Luna and Menchi; and numerous friends. Terry's ashes will be scattered in the mountains he loved so much.

A celebration of life was held Saturday, July 27th at Garden of the Gods. Mark Hayes Photography covered the memorial event; online galleries are available on Facebook and on his website, where you may purchase prints. He also wrote a blog post about the event.

Terry's ashes were taken to the summit of Crestone Needle in August. Britt Jones made a video from that trip; it's viewable at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fk1lGUmrPvs

There is a a memorial page for Terry on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Memorial-To-Terry-Lee-Mathews/221868637964121


Terry, elsewhere on the Internet: obituary | 14ers.com profile / memorial thread | Google+ | LinkedIn | State of Euphoria (personal website) | SummitPost


Jul. 22nd, 2013 10:17 pm (UTC)
Since I can't access LJ from work and have very little internet access at home, and my LJ is practically innactive, it's been months since I last logged in. This morning I was thinking about writing on my LJ to speak about my recent engagement with political activism and human rights. I thought of writing on LJ because he was basically the only active member on my friends list and I thought he would like to read about it.

Then this. I feel so sad because he was such a smart, funny and generous man, a great friend, an excellent human being. I still have a happy holidays card he sent me once - he signed "Terry Mathews - [_|_]". He is gonna be missed, because people like him are so very rare... and so very needed.


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