Matthew "Matt" Peterson

September 19, 1963 - October 11, 2017

Matthew Thomas Peterson

Matthew Thomas “Matt” Peterson, 54, of Beaumont, passed away on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. He was born on September 19, 1963, in Fort Riley, Kansas, to Sandra and Thomas R. Peterson, of Fremont, Nebraska, and had been a longtime resident of Beaumont. Matt retired from the United States Coast Guard after twenty years of service as a Chief Petty Officer. He was a former Executive Director with Atria Collier Park and later retired as Food and Beverage Director for the MCM Eleganté Hotel.

Matt is survived by his wife, Shana Peterson; son, Caleb M. Peterson; and daughter, Allison Peterson, all of Beaumont; sister, Anne Robb and her husband, Mike; nephew, Alex Robb; and niece, Lucy Robb, all of Duluth, Minnesota; mother-in-law, Decondia Swilley, of Beaumont; his first wife, Jill Wiebusch and her husband, Kenny, of Sour Lake; and his beloved dog, Betsy.

A gathering of Mr. Peterson’s family and friends will begin at 1:00 p.m., with his memorial service to follow at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. A private family committal was held at Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Southeast Texas, P.O. Box 1629, Beaumont, Texas 77704.


Gathering of Family and Friends
1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Memorial Service
1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
2:00 p.m.
Family Committal
5150 Stivers Street Beaumont, TX 77705

Comments (7)

  • NL

    31 July 2018 at 16:28 | #

    My sincere condolences to the family at this difficult time. May you all seek God for comfort, peace, strength and support (2 Cor 1:3).


  • Alice Colbert

    19 October 2017 at 22:12 | #

    Shana, so very sorry to hear of the passing of Matt. I pray God will comfort you at this time. My prayers are definitely with you and Dee.


  • Aline (Haas) Broussard

    18 October 2017 at 19:59 | #

    Shana and family,
    So sorry to hear of your loss. I know he will be missed by everyone who knew and loved him
    My prayers are with you and Decondia,
    My Deepest Sympathy,
    Aline (Haas) Broussard


  • Deidra Gonzales Harvey

    15 October 2017 at 06:05 | #

    So sorry to hear about your husbands passing. My prayers are with you and your family.


  • Chris and Kathy Soeder

    13 October 2017 at 22:44 | #

    Matt was our best man and a incredible friend. We are devastated and sorry we lost touch over the years.


  • Milt &a Pam Pfohl

    13 October 2017 at 21:18 | #

    So sorry for your loss


  • Debbie Ray

    13 October 2017 at 19:37 | #

    I am so sorry to hear about Matt's passing......May God be with each of you.....


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