Robert Matthew Achurra (Matt), age 41, passed away on Sunday, January 1, 2023, at St. Clare Hospital in Lakewood, Washington.
Matt grew up in Fallon, Nevada where he graduated from Churchill County High School. Having been diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at a young age, Matt often volunteered his time for diabetic research projects as a way to share what he had learned and help others.
Matt had a thirst for knowledge and was deeply interested in computer science and the human mind. He followed his curiosities into higher education programs at the University of Oregon, the University of Nevada Reno, and St. Petersburg College Florida, pursuing degrees in computer science and psychology.
Matt lived a life full of love and compassion, often helping others before himself. He lived freely and found enjoyment, humor, and friendships in his most cherished times. He especially enjoyed time spent with his beloved daughter.
Although he left us too soon, he made a lasting impact on his friends and family. Matt is survived by his daughter Serenity Achurra, parents Robert and Paula Achurra, brother Stephen Achurra (Susan), and grandparents Norma Achurra and Roy and Gail Van den Heuvel.
Matt passed peacefully, surrounded by family, friends, and an amazingly compassionate nursing team.
Services will be announced at a later date, arrangements are under the direction of The Gardens Funeral Home, 2949 Austin Highway, Fallon, NV 89406. Those wishing to offer a gift in Matt’s memory are encouraged to donate to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (www.jdrf.org) or a charitable organization of your choice.