Obituary - Robert Matthew Achurra (Matt)

  • 2023-01-20, 07:36 AM
  • Source: The Gardens Funeral Home
Obituary - Robert Matthew Achurra (Matt) Matt Achurra

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 ( or a charitable organization of your choice. 

Source: The Gardens Funeral Home



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Ann Crowe
Ann Crowe 2023-01-24, 05:51 PM
Oh my God, I'm so sorry for your loss, Serenity, Bob and Paula and Stephen and all the extended family. You'll be in my prayers.
debbie_smith 2023-01-20, 09:03 AM
Oh I'm sorry for your loss, may he rest in peace
Connie Snell
Connie Snell 2023-01-20, 08:02 AM
I loved Matt’s broad smile & twinkling eyes. He was always fun to visit with. I learned many things just by listening to him speak of his interest. My heart is broken for this good family. God bless.