A 26 year-old man from San Ramon died in a plane crash outside of Chico on Tuesday morning.
Matthew Moody passed away with another person when the small plane they were in crashed sometime after 11:30 a.m. on August 15. The two, who worked for Frontline Energy Services, were doing contract work for PG&E over Hamlin Canyon in Butte County.
The plane burned away by the time Cal Fire got down to it, creating a vegetation fire that lasted for hours, according to an article that appeared in the Chico Enterprise-Record.
Moody grew up in Alamo and graduated from San Ramon Valley High School in 2005. He had a penchant for being outdoors and spent time hiking and rock climbing in Yosemite National Park. A close friend described him as fearless, adventurous and genuine--a friend who liked to cook and had a wide range of interests and hobbies.
Moody is survived by his parents, sister, brother and girlfriend.
A memorial service to celebrate Matthew’s life will be held on Monday, August 19th at St. Joan of Arc Church in San Ramon at 11:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, his loved ones ask that donations can be made in Matthew’s name to the Yosemite Conservancy at http://www.yosemiteconservancy.org/