Sam Matthews died on July 1, 2015, at the age of 60 after a year-long battle with cancer.
Sam expanded and remodeled the family home, served as lighting and sound technician for local theatrical productions, helped neophytes make sense of their computers, made award-winning wine, produced neon art and doted on the cats that adopted him and his wife April. He was brilliant and had a wonderful sense of humor. He loved Pagosa Springs and was passionate about sitting in his sunroom and watching the wildlife go by.
Sam was a good man, a loving husband and a loyal friend and is missed by many. He was beloved.