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James Michael Mathiott

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 a few. 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.

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Shirley - May you find solace in this time. Mike - Jack Kennedy once said, "One person can make a difference, and every person should try." Tree Frog - you did "make a difference" by giving of your time, sweat, treasure and walking the walk to help the youth of Southwestern Wyoming understand that it is through service to others that we truly live a rich life. Well done, Sir. Thank You for being my friend. Skettak

Doug Kennedy Jan 2 2020 9:06 PM

A candle was lit in memory of James Mathiott

Lucille Fandek Dec 28 2019 9:18 AM

May your hearts experience Gods peace that surpasses understanding. Love and Prayers

Cathy & Robert Witt Dec 27 2019 12:14 PM

So sorry to hear about Mikes passing, He was a wonderful man and I will miss him and his visits. I got to know him through scouting at Camp New Fork when both our troops were there at the same time. May the Lord bless you at this time Shirley. Gordon Ball and Family

Gordon Ball Dec 27 2019 11:11 AM

Mike was one of the truly good guys. He had love for all his many friends and he never met a stranger, just a friend he hadn't said hello to yet. He will be missed.

John Beach Dec 26 2019 11:30 PM

Mike did like to tease...and tell jokes! He loved everyone. He will be missed. Our condolences to his family. Bruce and Margaret Reed

Margaret Reed Dec 26 2019 7:47 PM

I'm so sorry for your loss. He was a nice man. I didn't know he was sick. It's been a awhile since you lived on my mail route. I always enjoyed talking with Michael. RIP.

Michael Fitzgerald Dec 24 2019 10:18 PM