Brian Matthew Reed, known to friends as “Matt,” passed away October 2, 2021 after a two-month battle with complications from Covid. He was surrounded by his three sons as he left this world and was freed from his broken body at the age of 45.
Matt was first a father, his three boys were his entire world, and he moved mountains to do all he could to show them how much he adored them. His career surrounded his second love, technology. He was gifted in working with computers, rarely stumped by a problem and he sought out solutions until he could make your world technologically sound. On the weekends, he loved to country dance, making many friends when he shared his passion by teaching others to dance. He was a lover of all things western, whether it was boots and jeans, guns and hats, his much beloved truck, or any George Strait song, his heart and soul are country.
Matt was always helping others, dreamt of owning his own tow truck, and fulfilled a long-standing dream when he became an Arizona Ranger in 2018. He had a generous heart, a dad joke always at the ready, and just wanted to make people laugh. Forever loved, always remembered, and greatly missed.
Matt is survived by his three sons, Tanner Reed, Sean Reed, and Jayden Reed; His mother Cora Reed (Ed Abeyta), father Ronald E. Reed; five siblings Julie Boyd, Michelle McDaniel, Ronald Reed, Lynnette Reed, and Cora Lynn Leoni, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A small private memorial ceremony will be at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 910 E. 3rd Ave. in Durango on Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 11:00 a.m.