Matthew B Gone

Born: Sat., May 27, 1995
Died: Sat., Apr. 22, 2017

Dressing Ceremony

2:00 PM Mon., Apr. 24, 2017
Location: Burns Mortuary

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Mathew Brandon Gone, Omiyoyosiw Kihiw “Pretty Eagle” died in Pendleton on Saturday, April 22, 2017. He was born on May 27, 1995 in Pendleton, Or to Julian “Wus” Gone and Melva-Bibsy Lopez. Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements. Sign the on-line condolence book at

He attended elementary and junior high schools in Pendleton and later attended high school at Nixyaawii Community School. One of his favorite teachers in high school decided he needed a new name and called him K’ axli which meant Tule Mat. This became a term of endearment between he and his teacher throughout the rest of his life. He played football and was also active in Knowledge Bowls. In 2012 he presented at American Indian Science Engineering Society (AISES) in Anchorage Alaska. Also in 2012 in took 2nd place in the Language Knowledge Bowl. In 2013 he was the Language Knowledge Bowl Champion winning by speaking fluid Umatilla. He graduated from Nixyaawii in 2013.

He worked at Wildhorse Hotel. He loved spending time outdoors. He enjoyed golf, fishing, walking, and playing video games. He loved and respected his heritage. He loved singing and playing the big drum for ceremony’s and Pow Wows.

He is survived by his mother Melva-Bipsy Lopez, father Julian “Wus” Gone; grandmother Charlene (Chaz) Bennett, grandfather Melvin Henry; Brothers Julian David Gone III “JD” and Theodore Nyles Gone; Sisters Charlene  Lynn Butler and Harley Gone; Numerous aunts and uncles and cousins from all over.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother Martina “Chin” Gone and grandfather Julian Gone.

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Toni Not Afraid
   Posted Fri May 19, 2017
Hi Wes, my deepest heartfelt condolences to you & family. I kept waiting and waiting for you or Tom to phone me back with the arrangements. I don't think the rest of the Gone family knew of any arrangements that you made unless you talked with Calvin Gone, but Cal would of told us. We would like your mailing address. Like I had told you, your dad and my mother are brother are sister as with the rest of the aunties and uncles that have left this earth. Matt is so handsome and I know how it feels to have your child taken at an early age. Do you have a regular obituary of the funeral proceedings? Do you have a smart phone, I can send you some of the Gone Family History that your Aunt Bertha Gone kept all these years. May our Creator God help you through your loss. We will keep you in prayer. God Bless. Be sure and let me know if you have a smart phone so I can send you them pictures.

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