The Bahre family appreciates the outpouring of love and support during this difficult time. Memorial contributions may be made in Matthew’s memory to the Bahre Family GoFundMe page in support of his c...

Matthew Wright Bahre

January 15, 1986April 6, 2019
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Matthew Wright Bahre, age 33, beloved husband, father, son, brother, and friend, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, April 6, 2019 in Centennial, Colorado. Matthew was born January 15, 1986 in Denver, Colorado to Robert and Laura (McConnell) Bahre.

Matthew graduated from Littleton High School before bravely serving his country in the United States Marine Corps. A natural leader, he obtained the rank of Sergeant and served two tours of duty in Iraq before returning home to his family. In 2007, Matthew married the love of his life, Lyndsie Ann Erickson and the couple had two children, Bailee and Owen. Matthew's true passion was his family and his greatest joy in life was being a father.

Matthew spent the last three years serving his community as a Sergeant for the Colorado Department of Corrections where he developed strong bonds with co-workers. Professionally, he will be remembered for his tenacious work ethic and the care he showed to those around him. Matthew was constantly learning and pursuing his dream of becoming a firefighter and EMT specialist- to better himself and his family.

Matthew was fearless. He would run into situations most would run from. Matthew was a good-natured, adrenaline junkie, who loved hiking, bowling, arcades and football, spending time in the gym, participating in Spartan races, and snowboarding with his buddies. He was the life of the party and had an amazing sense of humor. Matthew had the ability to meet people where they were- whether it was causing a good laugh, giving a hug, or providing a shoulder to lean on- he was there for everyone around him. He took care of people, through thick or thin, without fail. He will be deeply missed.

Matthew is survived by his wife, Lyndsie; his two children, Bailee Ann (8) and Owen Matthew (6); his parents, Robert Bahre and Laura (McConnell) Bahre; his grandparents, C. Dean Bahre, Patricia Bahre, and Wilbur Wright McConnell; his brother, Zach Bahre; his in-laws, David and Patricia Erickson; and numerous other family members and friends.

Matthew was preceded in death by his grandmother, Mary McConnell.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Matthew’s honor to Headstrong- Healing the Hidden Wounds of War, online at:, or to a GoFundMe account setup to assist with funeral expenses and college funding for Bailee and Owen, online at:

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 10:00 am at Olinger Chapel Hill Mortuary, 6601 S Colorado Blvd, Centennial, CO 80121. Visitation will occur on Friday, April 12, 2019 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Olinger Chapel Hill Mortuary, Centennial.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared with the Bahre family at


  • Lyndsie (Erickson) Bahre, Wife
  • Bailee Ann Bahre, Daughter
  • Owen Matthew Bahre, Son
  • Robert Bahre, Father
  • Laura (McConnell) Bahre, Mother
  • C. Dean Bahre, Grandfather
  • Patricia Bahre, Grandmother
  • Wilbur Wright McConnell, Grandfather
  • Zach Bahre, Brother
  • David and Patricia Erickson, Father and Mother In-Law
  • Mary McConnell, Grandmother


  • Visitation Friday, April 12, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, April 13, 2019
  • Reception Saturday, April 13, 2019

Matthew Wright Bahre

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Marissa Herbert

April 18, 2019

Even though he wore blue and I wore green, he still treated me like a human being. He respected me. He had so much life and attitude. I respected Sgt. Bahre and he wont be forgotten.

Joslin Jackson

April 13, 2019

Matthew was very sweet person and he was very funny and he loves tell jokes and he was in my high school gym class I remember when he used to give me hugs at lunch time in high school that was my favorite memory of him and i will be praying for your kids and your wife and your family. ... IM REALLY sad that he pass way and I know he goin to be miss so much. .. by everyone that loved him..

Alise Boxer

April 13, 2019

Want to send a message of love and support to you and all your family.
Sorry will not be there tomorrow at the celebration of Matt’s life.
Thinking of you always with prayers.

Eric Kruse

April 12, 2019

A great friend, NCO, and mentor. Matt was in charge of me during my Iraq deployment (his second) to which I can say he taught me several life lessons that are still memories today on hard work, comedic relief, as well as caring for those around you. I wish the family nothing but the best and love. Rest in peace Matt.

Janie Stolz-Mills

April 12, 2019

Matt - Just one of the kids who spent almost every day at my home throughout high school. Good friend to my children Tyler and Nicole. Matt was always making us laugh and had an infectious smile. Although I haven't seen Matt in a while, I kept up with him on Facebook. He will be missed yet never forgotten.

Gary and Diane Smith

April 11, 2019

Matt grew up next door to us. He was always a helpful, kind boy and man. He was a great football player in high school. We went to see him play football. He was a loving family man, both with his family of origin and with his wife and children. Bailee and Owen, he loved you so much and would tell you to try hard in school. And we know he was a loved boy and man, loved by family and many friends. Matt is missed by us all. Peace.

Don Kargo

April 11, 2019

I will miss you Matt, and I will never forget you. You were such fun and a pleasure to be around. You were such a good friend to my sons Darrin and Derek. It was so much fun during the high school years, the adventures of your enlisting and serving in the Marines with my son Darrin, and watching you mature into a great daddy. There are so many people who loved you and looked up to you. You were one of a kind. I am so sorry for your family and your two children. You will be greatly missed Matt. Love you like my own...

Shelley Carter

April 10, 2019

The last time I had any direct contact with Matt, other than through all the stories I heard from Alex, was my 53rd birthday. He and I were still Facebook friends at the time. When the announcement went out from FB as to what day it was for me, he answered, “Happy 28th birthday!”

YA GOTTA LOVE IT!!!!!!! I will always appreciate what he gave back to the world each day. He will be missed, always.

Jill Morasky

April 10, 2019

My condolences to the family and friends of Sgt Bahre. I knew him from his place of employment at the department of corrections. He was one of the few people there who actually cared and had a heart of gold and was was understanding and tried everything in his power to help you succeed. He helped me turn my life around and for that I will be forever grateful. It saddens me to know that he is gone and way too soon. The family is in my prayers and my thoughts. May he Rest In Peace

Tyler Bishop

April 10, 2019

I worked with Matt at the Department of Corrections. I remember the first time I met Matt we sat and talked for almost our whole shift. He told me about his goals and things he wanted to do the in the future. He told me about his family and how being a parent made him a better person. Over the next couple years he would become someone that I looked up to. He was always calm and collected. He knew his job and was always professional. Matt had a certain way that he carried himself that you would look at and say "I want to be like that guy". When I left the Department, Matt was the first person to email and wish me luck. Looking back it really shows what a genuine man he was. I am lucky to have been able to know him for a short period of time. I will miss you my friend.