Matthew (Mateo) Alexander Brenden

Matthew (Mateo) Alexander Brenden

Matthew (Mateo) Alexander Brenden passed away on October 20, 2019, at the age of 19. He was preceded in death by his cousin Arthur Brenden, great-grandfather Paul Reed; and close friend Brendan Moorman.

He is survived by his mother, Sandra Brenden; father Luke Brenden (Sara); brother Gary Brenden, (Kelsey Campbell); sister Gianna Gonzales; nephew Quinten Brenden; brother Romeo Garcia; Darius (Dome) and Victor Garcia; Nana and Papa Garcia; his love Zakari Glasgow; and many other loving aunts, uncles, grandparents, cousins, and friends.

The Celebration of Life Service will be held on Friday, October 25th at the Bellevue Memorial Chapel at 1:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, a Memorial Fund has been established in Matthew’s memory at First National Bank.

Matthew will be remembered for his intellectual spirit, love for philosophical debates, and his bold opinion.



  • Brian Morrison Posted October 22, 2019 11:31 am

    Little Matt was a good kid. He is surely missed by many.

  • Suzette Moorman Posted October 22, 2019 1:04 pm

    I am so terribly sorry about the passing of Matt. He has always had a very special place in my heart, and he always will. I am touched and honored that Brendan’s name was mentioned in his obituary. Thoughts and prayers to all of his family and friends.
    Suzette Moorman & Family

  • Tiff Koshiol Posted October 22, 2019 1:06 pm

    Sara and family–I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May you find comfort in the love from your family and friends.

  • Shauna Posted October 22, 2019 3:07 pm

    I did not know him very well, but I knew of him.. I knew he was a great kid with a big heart. May his soul rest in peace.

  • Josie Garcia Posted October 22, 2019 3:19 pm

    You were and still are loved so much primo. I’ll always remember how intelligent and unique you were. May your soul live on forever, peace and love.

  • Betty DeBerg Posted October 22, 2019 4:09 pm

    Sara and family. My heart aches for you. May you find comfort in faith, family and friends during your time of sorrow. Big hugs to you.

  • Stanley Diaz Posted October 22, 2019 4:20 pm

    He had the brightest smile ever and always had the school heading in the right direction and took time to help those even when conflict was involved; he helped. R.I.P Mat

  • Liz Fitzgerald (Morrison) Posted October 22, 2019 4:33 pm

    Little Matt was a great friend to many! I have many memories of taking him and my brother, Garett, to many activities as boys, and how excited he was going to Birchcrest for the senior walk, seeing his friends and old teachers with his smile! He will definitely be missed by many people whose lives he has touched! Prayers to his family and family! Thank you for being a great friend to my brother for many years!

  • Abbie Deng Posted October 22, 2019 5:33 pm

    Matt was so wise. Whenever he spoke it came truly from his heart. He had radiant energy. It was one that made people want to be around him, energy that not many people were blessed with. He was never afraid to speak on what he believed in, he loved his culture, his people so dearly. Rest In Peace Mateo.

  • Chastidy terry Posted October 22, 2019 7:12 pm

    I watched Matt as a little kid. Knowing that I got the call from my brother yesterday it didn’t seem real at all. I don’t know what to think. I truly do miss him. He was an awesome kid when he was little and when he was grown. You will be truly missed, little brother, and I adopted him as one of us.

  • Piper Porras Posted October 22, 2019 7:38 pm

    It is with deep sympathy that I write this condolence to you, the family of Mateo. He was a deep, philosophical thinker with a wit, kindness, humor and grace that will be missed. We, his former East teachers, are grateful for the time we spent with him and we extend our support as needed! Please let us know if there is anything at all we can do to help during this difficult process of grieving his earthly departure. Much love from my household! We love & celebrate your life, sweet Mateo!

  • Tim Posted October 22, 2019 9:26 pm

    He was a cool and loving cousin and pretty cool to hang out with.

  • ;Brenda long Posted October 22, 2019 9:35 pm

    Matthew, you were a great kid since the day you were born. I know you are watching over us and you are with your Uncle Josh and Great-Grandma and Grandpa and all the family and friends that are up there. We’ll be together soon. I can’t believe you are gone. I was looking forward to seeing you and getting to know you again. I love you and miss you so much, my nephew.

  • Debbie LaHoda Posted October 23, 2019 10:42 am

    I will always think of him as a little guy who called me Gramburger. Such an incredible waste of a life that held so much potential. My heart aches for his family.

  • Sandra brenden Posted October 23, 2019 3:35 pm

    I don’t know how I am going to go on without you Matthew. I am so very sorry. I wish I could go back in time.

    • Francisco Burns Posted August 18, 2021 10:12 am

      I know I love him too

  • Zach Arnold Posted October 23, 2019 4:56 pm

    Matthew was an innocent young man. I have not really known him. He was a kind guy.

  • Hunter Posted October 25, 2019 2:02 am

    I met him like three times and within those three times he was one of the chillest people I have met! He constantly was helping others before himself

  • Spencer Westman Posted October 26, 2019 12:10 pm

    I’m sorry we never hung out like we used to back in the day. Gary, just know your brother is still loved by me, my brother, and my dad. You guys will always be close friends and always in our memory. I hope you can see the light at the end of the tunnel in these hard times and persevere. You have always been a strong individual. Keep your head up and just keep pushing on strong. Love you guys; it’s still crazy to think of him as the little guy who couldn’t stop talking about dinosaurs and playing wii sports together in the basement then going to sleep upstairs but actually being too scared to actually fall asleep. But hopefully time makes everything better. Keep y’alls head up.

  • Gianna Gonzales Posted April 1, 2020 7:17 pm

    Matt you were the best brother anyone could have I Miss you so much and miss giving you a hug everyday love you and miss you always and forever

  • Zachary McDonald Posted July 1, 2020 6:40 am

    We all miss you brother. There will be justice served .your life was taken by ignorance and karma will deal make it’s presence known .#1love

  • Regina Valencia Posted October 20, 2020 11:14 pm

    It’s been a year now and I still feel the pain of losing you, I miss you Matt, you were my grandson that filled my life with so many beautiful memories. And I hold on to those memories forever in my heart. Forever you will be remembered and forever you will be missed.

  • Francisco Burns Posted August 17, 2021 4:42 pm

    Matthew was one of my older brothers. He was so kind hearted and very loving. If I go back in time just one more time I would go back and hug him just once more time.

  • Francisco Burns Posted August 17, 2021 4:44 pm

    Matthew was one of my older brothers. He was so kind hearted and very loving. If I go back in time just one more time I would go back and hug him just once more time. He was very caring. I don’t know why God has to take out a very loving person from this world.

  • Francisco Burns Posted August 18, 2021 10:13 am

    Why did God have to take away such a good person from this world

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