Oct. 25, 1978- April 28, 2012
A passion for flying, a love of life, a calm spirit and wisdom beyond his years, this was Matt Gold who passed away April 28, doing what he loved. He is free to soar, It is those of us left behind that feel the pain of such a loss.
Matt was born and raised in Bend, OR. His love for the mountains started at age two when his parents first put him on a pair of skis. Since then, he became an experienced B.A.S.E. jumper, skydiver, paraglider, wingsuiter, speedflyer and big mountain skier.
For the past ten years he has lived and thrived in Utah, where he had a painting business. When he was not working, he skied and flew at Snowbird, Alta, The Canyons, Moab, Canyon Lands, Chamonix and Switzerland or traveled the world with his companion, Katie Nemelka, who also shared the same passion for travel and adventure as he did.
He is survived by his sister, Mariya Kai Gold; father & step-mother, Andy and Jennifer Gold; mother and step-father, Molly McCallum and Roger Allen; half-brother, David Gold; and wonderful step-siblings, Paul Allen, Suzanne Rizutti, Natalie Wright, Mandy Allen-Kahl and William Allen (and their spouses and children).
He was a gentle soul with a smile that could light up a room. He will be missed.
There will be a Celebration of Golds Life on June 2, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m., at the home of Andy and Jennifer Gold, 63355 Overtree Rd., Bend, OR, and June 6, from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., at the Cliff Lodge and Spa, Snowbird, UT.
A memorial fund in the name of Matthew Alan Gold has been set up at http://www.gofundme.com/nu4lg.