Perry,  Heber Matthew  "Matt"

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Heber Matthew "Matt" Perry December 22, 1960 - April 24, 2021 Heber Matthew "Matt" Perry passed away on April 24, 2021, in Logan, Utah, due to complications from pancreatic cancer. Matt was born on December 22, 1960, in Polson, Mont., to Bob and Maxine Perry as the third of five children. He grew up in Oylen, Minn. and graduated from Staples High School in 1979. Matt served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on the Navajo Reservation in Holbrook, Ariz. and later graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor's in History in 1985 and a Master's of Public Administration in 1987. Matt and his eternal sweetheart, Julie Opager, were married on August 21, 1984, in the Salt Lake City Temple for time and all eternity. Matt and Julie moved to Lakeport, Calif. where he worked for County of Lake as an administrative analyst and retired 28 years later as Chief Administrative Officer. In 2016, Matt and his wife retired to Cache Valley, Utah, where he also worked in Human Resources for Utah State University. Matt was a committed and engaged father and husband. He is survived by his wife of over 36 years, Julie Perry; his mother Maxine Perry; his children McKay (Keri) Perry, Ashley (Jace) Smellie, and Chandler Perry; his siblings Teresa (Gary) Bentz, Joan (Duane) Ash, Mark (Wendie) Perry, Karen (Dan) Schueller; and his granddaughters Elizabeth, Margaret, Lydia, and Sloane. A man of service, Matt fulfilled his call to serve in many roles in the Church of Jesus Christ. Those who knew and loved Matt will always remember his kind heart, his willingness to serve, and his devoted love of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. He lived his life as a true disciple of Christ, and his family believes and knows that he continues that discipleship on the other side. He passed away in his home surrounded by his loving family. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network or a local food bank in your area. Funeral services will be held in-person on Saturday, May 1, at 10 a.m. at the Henry's Point Ward Chapel, 680 South 1250 West, Logan, Utah 84321. Masks and social distancing will be observed. Friends and family are invited to a viewing at 9 a.m., and interment will be at the Logan City Cemetery following the services. The funeral will also be broadcast on Zoom. To receive access to the link, please fill out this form and we will send you an email with the meeting link and passcode. Get link to funeral: bit.ly/MattPerryFuneral

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