James Michael Mathiott
James Michael Mattiott, 72, of Rock Springs, passed away December 16, 2019 at the Mission at Castle
Rock Rehabilitation Center in Green River.
He was born May 23, 1947 in Dayton, Ohio, the son of George Samuel Mattiott and Margaret Tedrow
Mathiott. He was raised by his beloved Grandmother, Ina Mable Lively. He adored her!
Mike graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Business. He was a man of many interests. He drove
truck, collected Hummels and stamps. He enjoyed camping, fishing, playing Solitaire, watching western
movies, teasing anyone he could, playing games with friends, listening to Ian Tyson & the Eagles, just to name
Mike loved to cook for family and friends! He was a 'FabulousChef' and owned Wyoming Catering for
many years! Anyone who had the opportunity to eat his cooking, loved it!
Mike had a great love for Scouting. He served there for 63 years, earning numerous awards including
Eagle Scout, Silver Beaver, Arrow of Light and God and Country. He was an Order of The Arrow Member. He
helped many young men earn scouting awards! He was always proud that President John F. Kennedy had
signed his Eagle Scout certificate. He loved all the scouts and leaders he worked with.
He had a great love of river rafting! He enjoyed taking scouts, family and friends on these great
adventures, especially rafting the Gates of Lodore and Flaming Gorge Rivers!
Mike had a great love and respect for the Native American people. He had a super knowledge of their
customs and lore. The Eagle Scout Council gave him the Indian name Tsquau Lenno, interpreted as 'Frog
Man'. He was an expert at making Indian costumes.
Mike accomplished a lot in his 72 years. He married Shirley A. Garcia Cukate December 27, 2001. They
worked side by side in his catering business. She took very good care of him these last few years when he was
so sick. He would like to thank all the "care-givers" that have blessed his life. He would expecially want to
thank Dr. Poyer for her professional and tender care, his wife Shirley and best friends Kent and Colleen
Chidester for their loyal support, care and love.
Mike was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and faithfully and diligently
served as Secretary for the High Priest and Elders Quorum. He was a great father, husband and friend.
Survivors inclued his wife Shirley Cukale; niece Melissa Foulger Jensen and nephew Mike Foulger. He
was preceded in death by his parents, grandmother, sister Becky Jo Mathiott and son John Wesley Mathiott.
At his request, no services will be held.
Condolences for family can be left at www.foxfh.com.