Obituary of Matthew McKown Wachsmuth
January 29, 1978 – October 11, 2022
Matthew “Watson” Wachsmuth died unexpectedly in Seattle, Washington at age 44. Born in San Antonio, Texas to Lois Bradbury Wachsmuth and Robert William Wachsmuth, Matt graduated from Tom C. Clark High School and earned a BA in marketing and communication from Texas State University.
Matt lived in Austin, California, and Hawaii and settled in the Seattle area in 2006, where he worked most recently as a Service Manager and Verifier at Medical Gas Services. Matt was funny, caring, intelligent, kind, and had a great sense of humor. He found joy in music, sports and was a lifelong fan of the University of Texas Longhorns. He loved animals of all kinds, especially stuffed animals. From a young age, he was an avid consumer of information through a variety of platforms, including books and podcasts. He enjoyed traveling with his fiancée and recently spent time in New Zealand, France, New York, and Alaska. He was a true connoisseur of comfort food, and was devoted to his friends and family. His goofiness, wit, and laughter were invaluable in every situation.
Matt was survived by his fiancée, Leihulu Iwi’ula; his mother, Lois Wachsmuth; his sisters Ashley (Jason) Bass and Wendi (Siobhan Budwey) Wachsmuth; and nephew and niece, James and Anily Bass. He was predeceased by his father, Robert Wachsmuth.
Matt will be missed by his family, his friends and all who knew him.
Celebrate Matthew with the family on October 21 at Beck’s Tribute Center, located at 405 5th Avenue South, Edmonds, WA 98020, 11 AM Public Viewing; 12 PM Memorial Service; 4 PM Celebration of Life at Stoup Brewery in Ballard, located at 1108 NW 52nd Street, Seattle, WA 98107.