Matthew Hilton


Matthew Earl Hilton
January 25, 1995 – April 10, 2023

Matthew Earl Hilton, age 28, beloved husband, son, and brother passed away peacefully at home, while holding his wife’s hand, after a long hard-fought battle with leukemia.

He was born January 25, 1995, in Humble, Texas. He attended Midway High School in Hewitt, Texas. He enjoyed ROTC, playing the trombone, and taking engineering classes. Matthew was
an Eagle Scout and was awarded the 2013 Spirit of America Award for recognition of high personal standards, patriotic achievements, and leadership among youth. Upon graduating highschool, Matthew served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Idaho Pocatello Mission (2013-2015).

After serving a faithful mission, he chose to attend Brigham Young University Idaho, working towards his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. While there he met the love of his life, his sweetheart, Brittney Mahaffey. They were sealed in the LDS Sacramento California Temple on March 11, 2016, for time and all eternity.

Matthew was a man of many interests and hobbies. He was one who would see a need, come up with a solution, and fill that need. For example, with his 3D printer (which he built) he made many tools such as an automatic cat litter box (he had a soft spot for his fur babies Cheddar and Brookie), door sensor car parts, swamp coolers, and decorative pieces like pumpkins and miniature Lego figures. Matthew enjoyed working with his hands. He liked constructing and flying remote controlled airplanes, fishing, and gardening. He loved cooking, especially with his wife Brittney. He had a love for outer space and space travel. He also enjoyed spending time with friends online while playing video games.

Matthew was a kind and fiercely loyal friend.

Matthew was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Donald Long Hilton, Sr.

Matthew will be lovingly remembered by his adoring wife, Brittney (Mahaffey), his parents Dr. and Mrs. Nathan (Susan) Hilton; his siblings Daniel (Tina) Hilton, Kathryn (Timothy Clifford), and
Rachel Hilton; grandmother, Irene Williamson Hilton; grandparents Dr. and Mrs. Robert (Jolane Annette) Moulton Jr.; biological mother, Melanie Taylor Godfrey; biological grandparents Von
(Joan) Taylor. Many members from both Matthew and Brittney’s extended families and friends will miss Matthew dearly.

The family would like to thank Dr. Mithun Shah and his extraordinary team, all the staff and nurses at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, for their loving care and support of Matthew and Brittney.

To help honor Matthew, please consider a donation to his GoFundMe campaign

Rochester Cremation Services is honored to serve the family. Memories and condolences of Matthew may be shared at

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