Cris Kay Matthews passed away in his sleep early in the morning of Sept. 30, 2019 at the age of 56. This is a tragic loss to his family and friends. Everyone who knew him will remember his playful tone and easy laugh that quickly gave way to a helping, giving nature. He never married and lived a quiet life of working at the family business. Being the oldest of eight children, born July 13, 1963, he was viewed as a mentor by all of his brothers and sisters. Spending time with them was his favorite thing to do, especially if it meant going camping or fishing. He was a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints serving a mission in Bogota, Colombia. He graduated from ASU with a business degree. Cris is survived by his parents, Gary & Linda Matthews, and siblings Shelley(Robert) Fletcher, Janna Gerlak, Ellen(Rick) Jones, Neil Matthews, Blaine(Tiffany) Matthews, Nathan(Jenny) Matthews, and Daniel Matthews and 24 nieces and nephews. There will be a viewing for Cris at Bunkers Family Funeral Homes at 33 N. Centennial Way, Wednesday Oct. 9 from 6 – 8 pm. Services will be held at the Lynn Rae Ward Building, 1266 S. 32nd. St, at 10 am on Oct. 10, with more viewing at 9am.