Matthew Lawson

January 31, 1980 - July 9, 2023


Former Port Townsend resident, Matthew Lawson, died suddenly on Sunday, July 9, 2023 in San Antonio, Texas. He was 43.

He was born January 31, 1980 in Bremerton, Wash. to Brian and Tamara (Walden) Lawson. He was raised all over the Northwest and attended North Kitsap High School in Poulsbo, Wash. Matt also lived in Washington, Enumclaw; Ore., Estacada, Ore.; Alaska; Alabama; and San Antonio, Texas. Matt was a proud member of the Cherokee Nation Tribe.

Matthew took pride in his working career as a roofer, carpenter, and a cement truck driver. He always lived his best life, facing his fears and following his dreams. Matt had a great love of the outdoors. On his off time, he played his drums and was an avid woodworker. He enjoyed riding his Harley. Matt has passionate about music, reading, gardening, art, skiing and nature.

Matt is survived by his son, Wyatt Ezra Lawson; mother, Tamara Nielson and step-father Barry Nielson; father, Brian Lawson and step-mother Jackie Lawson; sisters, Sianna Lawson, Michelle Lawson, and Melissa Bronoske; brother, Steven Nielson; grandparents, Wayne Lawson (Renuka Lawson), Sandra Walden, and Lloyd Nielson. Many uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends love and miss him dearly.

A celebration of his life will be held 11:00 AM, Saturday, August 19, 2023 at Estacada Funeral Chapel.