Matthew Lee Nebeker
Layton – Matthew Lee Nebeker, 52, our beloved husband, father, son, brother, and friend passed away on January 25, 2022, in his home in Layton Utah.
Matt was born September 9th, 1970, in Bountiful Utah.
Matt was the youngest son to Lee and Dixie Nebeker.
Growing up Matt had the aliases of, Matlock, Matches, Mattcheivouse, Matt the Brat and Neb. Spending his younger years running around West Bountiful, he had a huge following of friends. Matt excelled in school and was admired by all who knew him. Matt was extremely talented and could do anything he set his mind to.
As a child Matt was very intrigued with fire and matches. Our father would come home from work and spend several hours with Matt in the backyard lighting and tending to a fire so he could get it out of his system.
Matt graduated from Roy High School in 1988. After high school Matt joined the Armed Forces of the United States and served in Germany and later Saudi Arabi, where he ended up living in a tent in the Desert Storm conflict, protecting his country. He returned home after four years of service with an honorable discharge.
After returning home he enrolled at Weber State University, earning his Bachelor of Science in Technical Sales in June of 1997. This is when he met his wife, Summer and they married in 2000. Matt was deciding on whether to go into law enforcement, but with his pre-rowdiness before the Army he decided to be an attorney. He somehow talked Summer into moving to Lansing Michigan where Matt earned the degree of Juris Doctor at the Thomas M Cooley Law School in May 2003.
They moved back to Ogden where Matt began working at the law firm of Kelly Cardon and Associates. Matt has had a successful ongoing law practice. He became known as Mr. DUI. Matt was always thinking of ways to advertise & grow his practice. There was the DUI limousine to get his clients to and from court, rolling billboards at alcohol related venues, his own brand of gum, with instructions if you were to ever get pulled over, and matchbooks with his logo and contact information at local bars. Matt was always working towards being the best defense attorney for his clients, he was a member of the National College for DUI Defense, Inc and received the ACS-CHAL Lawyer-Scientist in 2015.
Matt and Summer had a beautiful son Carsen in October of 2008, requiring Matt to settle into some milder hobbies. He enjoyed snowmobiling, hunting, four wheeling, and hanging out with his friends and family. He loved spending time at his brother’s ranch near the Weber River. He was known as the Weber River rope swing king and would be found floating the river with friends and family on his free weekends. Matt loved spending time with Carsen taking him camping and four wheeling. Matt and Summer were later divorced.
Matt’s life moto was “What’s Next”.
Matt met Jan and her daughter Kristy, working together, Matt studied for and passed the Nevada Bar in 2019 thus being able to start & practice law in Nevada. Jan, was a good fit for Matt, This same year they got married, and with her support they were planning on getting another limousine for his Las Vegas clientele, and creating several videos for a social media and TV campaigns. They started a new life, and built an amazing home in the Henderson Nevada area.
Matthew was very family oriented and was always involved in family functions. His nieces and nephews loved to find ways to tease him or somehow trick him so they could get a good laugh. Matthew will be missed dearly by his family and friends and those in his life which he touched. Matt was an amazing, kind, loving and caring person.
Matthew was survived by his wife Jan Ashirova, son Carsen Nebeker, stepdaughter Kristy Lambeth, father Lee D Nebeker, brother Boyd Nebeker, sisters Michelle Nebeker and Charese Nebeker. Preceding Matt in death was his mother, Dixie Nebeker.
A celebration of Matthews life will be held on Wednesday February 2nd at the VFW post 1481 located at 907 W 12th street Ogden, Utah from 5 to 8 pm. Matthew will be honored by the veterans in that office with a special flag ceremony at 6:00 pm.