Parker James Matson

Date of Birth

May 1, 2000

Date of Death

November 10, 2021

City of Death

Prescott, Arizona

It’s with a heaviness in our hearts we announce the loss of our beloved Parker James Matson on Wednesday, November 10, 2021.

Parker was born on May 1, 2000, in Santa Barbara, where he later attended Santa Barbara High School and Santa Barbara City College. Parker was known for his quick wit and sense of humor. He enjoyed woodworking with his Grandfather (Jim Kindron), playing baseball, fishing, camping, hiking, spending time with family, making us all laugh, and of course anything that has to do with rockets and space, especially black holes. Parker was one of the smartest people we know. He was so full of life and there was never a dull moment with him.

Some of our best memories are when Parker tried to make us all laugh by doing some crazy thing he thought up. Whether is was showing us videos of him riding his bike off the Santa Barbara Stearn’s Wharf, jumping out of a tree in his tighty whities into the snow, sticking his finger into a pot of boiling water and laughing so loud that everyone around could hear him so we couldn’t get enough air in our lungs because we were all laughing so hard. Parker made all the struggles in life worth it. Parker’s voice and laugh were some of our favorite sounds. We’ve never met anyone who could resist his laugh because it was so infectious. He was the light, the brains and the laughter in our family.

Parker is survived by his mother, Christine Matson and his twin sisters, Ella Rose Kindron and Sophia Grace Kindron (from Austin, Texas), his Grandmother, Barbara Kindron (from Santa Barbara), his Aunt and Uncle, Lorrie and Larry Belletti and his cousin Amber Belletti (from Santa Barbara). His Uncle and Aunt Daniel and Jill Kindron and his cousins Taylor and Bree Kindron (from San Diego).


Services will be held on Saturday, November 5 at 2:00pm at the First United Methodist Church at 305 East Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Followed by a reception that will be held at the church.


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