Blaine “Bub” Mathews, 59, passed away unexpectedly from a plane crash over the Mazatzal Mountains in Arizona on Friday, January 24th, 2020. Bub was born to Gordon and Julie Mathews in Pasco, Washington on January 16th, 1961. He was the youngest of 4 children and grew up on a farm where he learned the value of hard work and serving others. He attended Brigham Young University where he played collegiate football, graduated with a bachelor’s degree, and met the love of his life, Sandy Perkins. Bub and Sandy were married in the Mesa, Arizona Temple on March 1st, 1986. They later had 5 beautiful children and recently 3 little grandchildren. Bub loved nothing more than being a father and a grandfather. He worked hard at his job in commercial real estate, but nothing gave him more joy than spending time in the outdoors and attending his kids’ events. He was well known to those around him for his endless service, hard work and his unconditional love for others. As a leader in the Boy Scouts of America for over 30 years, he provided an unshakable example to the boys and men around him. Many, old and young, also gathered at his house for his famous waffles each Sunday, not knowing that they would leave with inspiration and love in their hearts. He was a silent humble giant working miracles wherever he went. He will be loved and missed by all those that knew him.
The funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, February 1st, 2020 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 5350 E. McLellan Road, Mesa, Arizona 85205 with a visitation beginning one hour prior to the service at 10:00 am. For more information, please visit www.bunkerfuneral.com.