Guest Book for Clayton Mathew Eastwood

Provided by Burns Mortuary of Pendleton

Posted by: Lynn
Wed July 21, 2010
My condolences to the Eastwood Family, During this time of great sorrow, may it comfort you to know that others are deeply touched by your loss. I too know the pain of losing someone dear. Even though our hearts are broken, rest assure that our Grand Creator cares about you personally 1Peter5:7 and can help you though this difficult time. Revelation 21:4 speaks of a time soon when God will do away with death forever. There will be no more sorrow, heartache, or pain. May your happy memories and sure scriptural hope comfort your hearts during this painful time.

Posted by: Olivia
Wed July 21, 2010
May our Heavenly Father comfort you and grant you peace to help you cope during these difficult days. Psalms 34:18. I offer my sincere condolences to the family and friends.

Posted by: Janet Smith
Thu July 22, 2010
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Family of Matt... I have wonderful memories of Matt, when i worked at the casino...Later we becaame good friends and would be my DD driver so i could go out and have fun and not have to worry about driving...He use to take and Carmella to Tri cities to the clubs and would sit there and visit with us drinking pop or water on the rocks as he called it...You will be missed Matt! I'm sorry i didn't get a chance to see you before i left Pendleton. But i know you know that you touched my heart and you were there everytime i needed to talk when i was going through hard times.You always lifted me up with your words of wisdom, I will never forget you...I know i have another Angel watching over me..... : Always your friend Janet

Posted by: Mila Galvin-Woodward
Thu July 22, 2010
I will greatly miss Clayton Matt We had a friendship that spanned over two decades, even when our life travels took us in different directions, Clayton was always a friend..........even when he couldn't be his own friend. I know Clayton is free in the spirit world. You will be missed more than you know! Back to the earth my friend.

Posted by: Jessie Marsing Peter
Fri July 23, 2010
My Condolences to The Eastwood family. Clayton was one of my best friends in Stanfeild. We used to ride horses together, I remember his horse "Dillon". Whenever we could ride out of our parents site, Clayton would do some wild trick ridding like jump off his horse at a dead run and fall down the ditch bank. We rode with the two Crowell boys Mike and Terry, we pretended to "Cowboys and Indians". Clayton and I were the Indians running from the others, we could sure fly down those ditchbanks in Stanfield. I was the girl in 6th grade that gave him a black eye. We were good friends after that!. I didn't see him much after he moved away but I have always cherrished the memories of our frienship. I'm glad to know that he became a husband, father and grandfather, I'm sure he will be missed. God Bless You All, Jessie

Posted by: connie smith
Fri July 23, 2010
I lost a childhood friend. I wonder where he got lost along the way. We played as children along the Umatilla river. He was Indian and I was white but it did not matter. He came into my life on and off through the year's and we laugh about our childhood memories and he still called me sister..My heart is heavy with this lost of my childhood friend I will miss you My Brother.....

Posted by: Kim sams
Sat July 24, 2010
Matt is in the creators world and my prayers go out to his family!!

Posted by: Cathy Reed McLain
Sat July 24, 2010
I am so sorry to hear of Claytons passing. He was a good man and a good friend to me. My condolances to Julie and his children.l You will be in my prayers. Cathy

Posted by: Mary
Sat July 24, 2010
I am so sorry for your loss. I "grew up" with Clayton in Salem when we chose the step path at the same time. We were close from 1986 until he left for Peddleton. I talked to him last about 13 years ago. Just happened to be visiting in LaGrande, just happened to buy a paper and just happened to see his obituary. Again, I am so sorry.

Posted by: Micheal L Minthorn
Sun July 25, 2010
Sincerest condolences to Mathew's family. Matt and I were both former department directors at Wildhorse Casino. I knew him to be professional and he was very helpful and considerate when problems arose that brought us together. I shall never forget the hug he gave me or his kind words at what turned out to be the last time I saw him. Your struggles are over now, Sergeant. Hold your head up high and cheer on those who loved and cared for you and await the time they will again be reunited with you...

Posted by: Donna Eastwood
Tue July 27, 2010
A day will not go by that I will not think of you Matt. I love you more then life itself. I cannot even begin to think of life without you. I will see you in heaven. Love Donna

Posted by: Brandon Case
Tue July 27, 2010
My thoughts and prayers go to Matt's family and friends. He was a good director and boss to me, and several others. Peace be with you always now, Matt.

Posted by: Debby Brown/Brandt
Wed July 28, 2010
The last time I saw Matt was at the casino, several years ago. He was giving me a hard time about when was I going to have his beaded mocs done. Told him, didn't know I was going to and off we went giving each other such a bad time. He always had a smile and how are you when ever we saw him. We love you Matt...Rest in Peace.

Posted by: Heather Gould
Sat July 31, 2010
I used to work with Matt at Wildhorse,he was a great boss and friend.He was taken before his time.And will be greatly missed.we all loved you

Posted by: Travis Eastwood Youngest Son
Sat August 21, 2010
dad you went way before your time and i miss you each and every day, living my life without you up to this point has been very hard, you made me the man i am today and from here on out, every accomplishment i receive will be dedicated to you. i am still in shock of you not being here, it seemed like yesterday i was out visiting you and we were laughing our asses off over some funny stories. i will maintain from here on out with the love and support i have, but you are truly missed, i love you more than life itself, RIP Pops Love Mav

Posted by: Myra Campbell
Tue August 31, 2010
My prayers and thoughts to the family for your loss. Clayton was a good friend and confidante. I am sure he will be missed by all.

Posted by: renee blackhawk
Sun October 17, 2010
I will miss dad I wish you were still here

Posted by: Frederick Nelson
Wed October 20, 2010
I knew his name was Clayton, but to his friends he was known as 'Chief' for his Native American heritage. Originally from Delaware, I served with Chief in the US Army in Bamberg, Germany in 1977-1978. I happened to be Googling names from my past and saw the obit. I'm glad to see Chief made a life and sorry to hear that it had ended. Fred Nelson

Posted by: Frederick Nelson
Wed October 20, 2010
I knew his name was Clayton, but to his friends he was known as 'Chief' for his Native American heritage. Originally from Delaware, I served with Chief in the US Army in Bamberg, Germany in 1977-1978. I happened to be Googling names from my past and saw the obit. I'm glad to see Chief made a life and sorry to hear that it had ended. Fred Nelson

Posted by: Dindy Fischer
Sat August 20, 2011
I have stumbled upon Clayton's obituary quite by accident and words cannot express how shocked I am to hear of his passing. He was such a great person with a big heart and one of the best senses of humor I have ever seen in a person. We met through the Hood to Coast Relay. My teammates and I always looked forward to spending time with him because we knew he would make us laugh. I have thought of him often over the years and wondered where he was and what he was up to. I wish I could have told him how much of an impact he had on everyone he met, especially me. He was such a good runner! I wish I knew what happened to him. I'm sad to realize that I will never get to see him or talk to him again on this earth. He will always be in my heart! RIP Clayton.

Posted by: Adila Gibson
Wed September 12, 2012
Upon seeing Matt's memorial here, I would like to say a few words of recognition to him.  I worked with him a couple of years at the casino. After chatting briefly, I do recall a short time I attended high school with him. Matt was a somewhat quiet man, but very friendly and very much a gentleman, knowing how to treat a lady.  I worked with one of his sons at the tables, and became friends.  I also attended a memorial at the long house, for his other son as he returned from war.  I would have liked the occasion to know him more, and wish his life would not have been shortened so needlessly.  He will be very much missed.

Posted by: renee blackhawk
Thu May 16, 2013
thinking about my dad, just sad that i'll never see him again, it was just too hard for me to go to his funeral I still really miss him. I never go a day without thinking about him.