Bryan Edward Matts

September 11, 1959May 29, 2019

Bryan Edward Matts, age 59, of Atascadero, California passed away on Wednesday, May 29, 2019. Bryan was on born September 11, 1959 in Fresno, California, to Lillian and Bill Matts. He grew up in Fresno and graduated from Roosevelt in 1977, enjoyed various jobs, moving to Atascadero in 1987 and went to work at Matts X-ray Service for 27 years. He loved old cars, classic motorcycles, riding his mountain bike, was an avid music fan and collector of musical instruments. Bryan could build, repair and repurpose anything and loved living a health lifestyle. He fought a hard battle against glioblastoma.

He is survived by his father William E. Matts, sister Susan Sorensen and Kirk, brother William Brad Matts and Lisa, many nieces and nephews. A burial for Bryan will be held Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 11:00 am at Fresno Memorial Gardens, 175 South Cornelia Ave, Fresno, California 93706.


  • Graveside service Tuesday, June 4, 2019


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Rhonda O'Dell

June 9, 2019

I met Bryan in the 4th grade and liked him in the 5th grade. We grew up 2 streets over from each other..Lost contact after high school .ran into each other here and there..but met again at 30 yrs old. At jjs in fresno..and dated for 9 months and then i moved to Atascadero to be with him..We lived together for 10 yrs..and then for the next 20 years we remained close friends and more than that..i talked to him almost every day sometimes more than 1x..the last several years..we would call each other several times a day..he would visit my dogs, clean my me in so many other ways and i would do same for him..he would make stuff for my store to sell..he loved to repurpose things, he loved his plants, he would call when out of town to cover plants if frost. He loved to play drums, guitar, write songs, he loved his cat Peavey..he loved to ride dirt bikes, skiing, mountain bikes, working out, eating healthy (reading labels) listening to music including led zeppelin, loved antiques and vintage..his boat when he had it.. Loved to train my dogs..loved to listen to classical music and drink his bullet proof much..he loved helping people..he was the best friend you could have and you could always count on him..we shared so many things and so much time together..i hated to see him get weak with this awful cancer..but glad he knew he could depend on me..he still called me every am..until he got too weak..i loved him so much and miss him so much..until we meet again pappy..i love you Rhonda (Dewey)

Kevin Rock

June 4, 2019

Bryan was a friend for the last 30 years. He was like family.
To to his entire family, god bless him, he now can Rest In Peace.

Gwen Cerda

June 4, 2019

My deepest sympathy for Brian at this very sad time.I met Brian through Rhonda yrs.ago when she moved to Astascadero.He was a genuine kind sweet person.My husband would play guitar with him in Arroyo Grande at the Vintage guitar store while we shopped.I also went to the same schools he was 1 grade ahead but didnt know him until Rhonda.We also lived down the street on Minnewawa and Kings Canyon.Brian will be dearly missed but is at peace now from all suffering. My thoughts and prayers to all Brian's family during this very difficult time.God Bless Brian and family with peace and God's comfort always.