Matthew "Matt" Wallace

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May 21, 1983 ~ January 3, 2016
"He was an angel among us
and he will be missed beyond words."

Matthew Wallace was a kind and gentle person, a peacemaker enlightened by Buddha and Mother Earth. He was strong despite the fact that he could only move the tip of his finger. Matt may have been physically immobilized by Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, but he was able to touch people around the world and at home with his writing. He believed in "Justice for All," with a blind eye to color, ability or persuasion. He abhorred and spoke out against the politics and politicians who spewed hate, intolerance and religious righteousness.
Matt loved music, science, Lego, anime, sci-fi, cat videos, and a good laugh.
Matt lived until he was 32 years old. He served as the Goodwill ambassador for the Portland, OR/Vancouver, WA Muscular Dystrophy Association and was on the C-TRAN Paratransit Citizens Advisory Committee in Vancouver. He earned an Associates of Arts degree at Clark College.
Matt is survived by his parents, Lt. Col. John Wallace (Retired) and former state representative, Deb Wallace; his sister and brother-in-law, Andrea and Cory Freeborn; his brother, Gerald Pickford; and his nieces and nephews, Cherish, Alex and Jack.
Services will be held Sat., Jan. 16, 2016, 1:00 p.m. at the State Capital History Museum Coach House, 211 21st Ave. SW, Olympia, WA 98501.
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Published in The Columbian on Jan. 10, 2016
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