Matthew Shane Quillen

March 3, 1981March 21, 2021

Matthew Shane Quillen (Coach Matt) was no stranger to battling for a win. Whether in life or on the court he gave it his all. Matthew earned his final “W” when he took his last breath, surrounded by family and friends, at his home on March 21, 2021 in Turlock, CA. Heaven’s gain is our “Loss”.

Matthew was born on March 3, 1981 in Reno, NV. Matthew was greeted in Heaven at the age of 40, by his dad Sherman Quillen, His brother-in-law Colton Kelley, and grandparents John and Edith Quillen and Ted and Zelpha Hodge.

Matthew is survived by his wife of 16 years Rhiannon Quillen and their four beautiful children Gracie Diane, Macie Leann, Matthew Sherman-Jeffery, and Lila Christine. His parents Leann Quillen and Jerry & Susan Quillen, mother-in-law Diane (Dave) Kekahuna. His sibling Sherrie (Chuck) Wallace, Karen (Darrell) Adams, Roger (Kim) Quillen, Gregory Quillen, Bethann (Scott) Bispo, Marren (Rhonda) Quillen, Amy (Robert) Huffman, and Jerry (Jessica) Quillen. Lastly, 4 nieces, 11 nephews, 10 great nieces, 4 great nephews, aunts, uncles and countless cousins and friends.

Matthews Celebration of Life will be Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 11:00 am at Haven of Hope Church 5450 7th Street, Keyes, CA 95328. Immediately following the conclusion of the service family and friends are invited to attend a Graveside Ceremony at Lakewood Memorial Park located at 900 Santa Fe Ave, Hughson, CA 95326. A reception will be held following the conclusion of the services at Haven of Hope Church and all are invited to attend.


10 April

Funeral Service

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Haven of Hope

5450 7th Street,
Keyes, CA 95328

10 April

Committal Service

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Lakewood Memorial Park - North Restland Garden

900 Santa Fe Ave
Hughson, CA 95326


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Kathleen Magana

April 10, 2021

We love you coach Matt, We are so blessed to have been apart of your life. May you Rest In Peace, you are forever in our hearts..

Willie and Raquel Traina

April 7, 2021

Matt was AWESOME!!! We have so many memories of Matt spending many hours on and off the basketball court with our sons Angelo & Justin at Central Catholic. He knew how to ‘handle’ each son perfectly. He was a great teacher of the game but also he understood how to reach & direct our sons, to where they wanted to preform their best. He was also a great developer of the boys’ character off the court. He had many discussions with our kids on how to be good young men and control and channel their behavior. He was also such a great supporter of our kids’ activities outside of basketball. He even followed our kids’ sports/activities once they graduated from high school. He took the time to stay connected with his basketball boys.
We remember well how we could talk so easily with Matt as basketball parents. When we were frustrated he calmed us down too. Matt was such a cool guy. Over the years we developed a great friendship with Matt. When he worked in Patterson, where we live, he was able to meet up for lunch every once in a while and keep up with our families’ comings an goings.
We admired him! Such a good guy, great dad and husband. We know that our sweet Lord in heaven stood up when Matt entered. You will be missed Matt!

Judee Sani

April 3, 2021

It is never enough time for the good ones, but the good ones know what to do with the time they have. Such a gift to know Matt. The influence he had on so many kids was such a blessing. He was the definition of a loyal friend, a quiet constant source of strength and hope for so many. He was the guy we looked for on the bench because his quiet words were the leadership that kids needed. What a selfless human and what a kind family he had to allow him to share his gifts. We will miss Coach Matt - until we meet again -

Nick Morris

April 3, 2021

Where do I begin! So many fun and awesome memories with Matty!! My dad was Pastor Quillens assistant Pastor, spent so many days at the church, getting into mischief with Matt! So many fun memories! I miss you my brother! We can take comfort in knowing that we will see you again, we are not home yet, you just got there sooner. See you in the blessed hope my friend! Praying for the family! Love you all!

Kevin Silva

March 31, 2021

I had a working relationship with Matt , I will always remember our Fastenal trip to Denver and his willingness to always go the extra mile helping us out at IC Refrigeration. We see a lot of people come and go in our business , but sometimes you meet someone who leaves a mark and he did just that. I cant wait to see him again some day . It's always a reminder that we must be ready at all times to be with the Lord , take the time to enjoy life , family and most of all help the Lost. Sincerely Kevin Silva

Judy Oxford

March 26, 2021

Praying for you, MAQ's family and close friends.You have been in my morning prayers for a while. May Holy Spirit continue to comfort and guide you through this time. MAQ has such a loving, sweet sweet spirit and he will be missed several times during the day. I found his obit on this website while looking for my mother's (Patsy Whitworth) . MAQ fought the good fight, won the race and has heard "Well done, good and faithful servant". Judy Oxford

Sharon Munthe

March 24, 2021

I went to Sonora Foursquare about 1995/96 so I haven’t seen the Quillen family since but I do remember Matthew as a lil 10-13 year old running around the church just as cute as a button.
He was a lil Pastor in the making
My condolences to you and your family
May The Lord wrap you with His presence.
I am praying for you all