Reed James Matson, beloved husband, father, son and friend passed away April 18, 1998 at his home in Las Vegas, Nevada after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

He was born July 29, 1955 to Keith and Gayle Provstgaard Matson. On July 22, 1976 he married Andrea (Missy) Fournier. Reed and Missy were "soulmates" in every sense. Together they raised two wonderful children, Branden and Jesica. Reed was truly a family man. His wife and children were the center of his world. He touched our lives in many ways and we mourn the loss of such a great man. Although his time on earth was cut short, the world is a better place for having been graced with his presence. He will be dearly missed each and every day.He is survived by his wife; two children; father, Keith Matson; brothers, Dale (Cheryle), Neal; sisters, Merridee Matson, Kathleen (Eddie) Eliason; many nieces, nephews, loving friends. His mother, Gayle, preceded him in death.

Service to be held in Las Vegas, Thursday at 4 p.m. at The Cheyenne Palm, 7400 W. Cheyenne Ave. Friends may call two hours prior to service. In addition, graveside service to be held Saturday at 12 p.m. at Larkin Sunset Mortuary, 10600 South 1700 East.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the family would be greatly appreciated.

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