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Dick Harmon: In passing of Lisa Mathews, BYU football loses a team mother who rose beyond the call

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  • Keri Herrmann Orem, UT
    April 18, 2017 3:39 p.m.

    Wonderful story. Lisa is such a great inspiration. So sorry for her family's loss and I know that she was deeply loved.

  • rroehale Salt Lake City, UT
    April 18, 2017 1:20 p.m.

    She sounds like an amazing woman. It leaves such a hole in our lives when people leave us at a time that seems far too soon. I am grateful for eternal families.

  • Range Pony Pocatello, ID
    April 17, 2017 7:51 p.m.

    My condolences to the Matthews friends and family, thank you so much for sharing this it motivates us to try a little harder to be a lot better. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all, too bad for us...Hurray for Lisa! ๐Ÿ˜‡
    Someone in Idaho
    Who cares๐Ÿ˜˜

  • Den Den West Jordan, UT
    April 17, 2017 4:25 p.m.

    Thank you for this story. I can't imagine what her family is experiencing at this time, but you have her forever!

    God bless your family

  • uteman1011 South Jordan, UT
    April 17, 2017 12:34 p.m.

    Utah grad here. So sorry to hear about the passing of Lisa. All the best and comfort to the Matthews family.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    April 17, 2017 11:39 a.m.

    A great article. She appears to have taught in the Savior's Way, doing His will. Great mother!!! Great daughter and wife. What a great sister.

  • idablu Idaho Falls, ID
    April 17, 2017 10:08 a.m.

    Wow. What a eulogy. Very nice work, Mr Harmon. She sounds like the kind of person whose example we should all strive to follow.

  • Wanda B. Rich Provo, UT
    April 17, 2017 9:56 a.m.

    So sad for the Matthews family. This is a tough time. But good luck to Mitch with the Vikes and with his upcoming wedding.

  • amigo sandy, UT
    April 17, 2017 8:28 a.m.

    Great story Dick! Sounds like an awesome woman, mother and friend. God's speed.

  • Philb Bellingham, WA
    April 17, 2017 12:00 a.m.

    Thanks for the uplifting message!

  • RockOn Spanish Fork, UT
    April 16, 2017 11:11 p.m.

    Dick Harmon at his best is working on such stories because he gets into the depth and breadth of a story like this that needs just that.

    What a tragedy, but what a life well lived and inspired for others. The Matthews brothers were blessed to have such a wonderful, dedicated mother so willing to draw her family circle larger and larger to include anyone who needed her love and caring.

    Rest in peace, Lisa. And mourn in peace to all who loved her and received her blessings.

  • xert Santa Monica, CA
    April 16, 2017 10:46 p.m.

    What a life well lived. You get the feeling that even if there would have been no BYU football, a person like this would have still found a way to make other people's lives better.

  • Naval Vet Philadelphia, PA
    April 16, 2017 10:18 p.m.

    53 is too young. What tragic story.

  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    April 16, 2017 9:55 p.m.

    What a beautiful person! I felt like I almost knew her with this beautiful, heart-felt article.

    God bless this wonderful family!

  • Common-Tator Saint Paul, MN
    April 16, 2017 9:31 p.m.

    So grateful there are people like this in the world. Life is too short to live it otherwise.

  • steve24/7 Sandy, UT
    April 16, 2017 9:26 p.m.

    Condolences to the Mathews family, her passing was truly a great loss and she will be greatly missed. Our football team was very blessed to have her in their lives.

  • Cougarbib2 Moorpark, CA
    April 16, 2017 6:52 p.m.

    A model for all to follow. Did so much good - quietly - behind the scenes.

  • Boyd in Provo , 00
    April 16, 2017 6:27 p.m.

    I absolutely hate seeing great people like Lisa Matthews leave this earth life. She contributed so much to so many and all those who knew her were the lucky ones and they know it. Best wishes to all those she left behind.