Matthew Barrett Allen Davis
January 25, 1980 – June 14, 2017
Matthew Barrett Allen Davis, 37, of Snohomish, WA passed away peacefully in his sleep while camping by himself June 14, 2017.
Matthew was born in Redmond, Washington to Marshall and Emma Davis on January 25, 1980. Matthew leaves behind his son Roland Davis, age 7. He is survived by his sister Shyra Shenker, nephew Levi Shenker, his parents, grandparents Carole and Allen Messenger and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was a loving son, father, brother and uncle.
Matthew was a life-long learner. He loved playing youth soccer, baseball and riding the ski bus to Mt. Baker. He attained Eagle Scout rank and coordinated the building of a cow wash at the Skagit Fairgrounds. Matthew graduated from Mount Vernon High School and went on to attend Skagit Community College, Everett Community College, Olympic College and Western Washington University. An accomplished outdoorsman, he loved kayaking, hiking, camping, scuba diving, cycling and frisbee golf.
Matthew was passionate about the Arts, singing in high school and college choirs, and performing frequently in local theatre. An avid reader and writer, Matthew penned short stories and plays. He was instrumental in writing “Bowlin’: The Musical”, a collaborative project which was performed at Mount Vernon High School. Matthew loved Thomas Family Farm, working as a farm hand during the day and emcee for the famed Zombie Paintball ride every October.
Of all his achievements, his proudest was to be called Father by his son Roland. They were great friends and confidants. They loved to read, play electronic games, watch shows, hunt for Pokemon, swim, geocache, set traps for Santa and have long philosophical discussions.
There will be a gathering to celebrate Matt’s life on Sunday, July 16 at 1:00 PM at Thomas Family Farm at Crossroads, 9010 Marsh Rd. in Snohomish WA. In lieu of flowers please consider a gift of a photo of Matt or a donation to the college fund for Roland.
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