Stacy Benson Mattinson April 11, 1965 - November 10, 2021

Stacy Benson Mattinson was born April 11, 1965, in California, and placed under the loving care of Claudine S. Benson. Stacy often spoke of her adoption with pride, knowing that she was chosen and placed in a household that loved her.

On November 10, 2021, she was taken from her family unexpectedly, after nearly a decade long struggle with pain and illness. We are grateful she is no longer suffering, even though a bit of that has transferred to those that loved her.

Stacy is survived by her husband, Chad G. Mattinson; her two daughters, Anjuli (Byron Peters) Davies and Baili TaShara (Bret) Wilkinson; her two grandsons, Kamden Tai Davies and Jonas Flynn Peters; and her sister, Nikki Leiter.

Stacy was preceded in death by her mother, Claudine S. Benson; and her grandfather, Bus (Sterling) Spencer.

Stacy was very creative and talented, and used those skills to become a notable cosmetologist. She took a lot of pride in her work and, at one time, owned a salon. She then moved on to management in a high volume corporate salon, where every stylist admired her abilities not only as a cosmetologist but as a leader and friend. She left cosmetology officially when she physically couldn’t perform the job she loved so much. Fortunately for those around her, the love was strong enough to continue doing hair out of her kitchen, much to her daughters’ and their friends’ benefit.

Professionally, she moved on to a costume company that made outfits for dance performers, notably the BYU Ballroom Team. We think this is where she developed her adoration of glitter, which would plague the family from that point on. Indulging in her daughters’ love of Halloween, she made them several remarkable costumes that they would wear for years to come, and now will be treasured in her memory.

In her spare time, she expressed her creativity through floral design. She would make wreaths and centerpieces, and happily display them for any occasion, though her favorite was always Christmas. Her home was always warmed by these decorations, and many will remark how talented she was at bringing life into any room. Expanding these talents, she began acquiring and restoring furniture. She had a knack for spotting a deal, and was able to create gorgeous pieces while supporting her family and doing something she loved. She was always busy working on something, and more than once did her family wake up to a room a completely different color, or covered in stripes.

It’s no secret that Stacy’s favorite holiday was Christmas. Stacy was always willing to help anyone in need, and during Christmas would delight in showering presents on whomever she could. When they were able, Stacy and Chad would gift an entire Christmas to a family that they knew could use the support, and leave the gifts on their doorstep to discover in the morning. This generosity carried over to her loved ones, and even though her family was overwhelmed by her enthusiasm, it will be sorely missed this coming season. Stacy was the Christmas spirit in the family, and we will never be able to fill that void.

Services will be held at Payson Cemetery on Tuesday, November 16, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. We invite you to join us in honoring her memory and celebrating her life. We request everyone in attendance to wear a mask, and appreciate your consideration.

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A graveside service will be held on
Tuesday, November 16, 2021
at 1 o'clock in the afternoon
at the Payson City Cemetery
400 North 800 East
Payson, Utah 84651


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    Patti says

    So very sorry for your families great loss

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    Tricia nielsen says

    Sorry for your loss.I loved Stacy she was so sweet and kind. When I would come over to pickup things that I bought from her we would talk for hours. I always loved coming over to her house cause she always had the cutest decorations. l loved her kitchen and her mom room. Stacy will be so missed. God bless your family I hope you will find peace and comfort at this time.

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    Kari says

    I loved Stacy. She was such a good friend to me.I met her when she picked up a mattress I had for sale. We talked and became great friends . She was purchasing a mattress for a family in need of course. She was always willing to help people. My heart broke as she suffered . She never took care of herself She always took care of others instead. I watched her suffer physically the pains of this world were so great. She talked to me about her mom often and how much she missed her and couldn’t wait to be reunited with her again one day. She talked to me about her daughters and how proud she was of them and her grandkids! She loved her mom! I pray they are having a joyous reunion. 🙏🏼💕

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    Stacey says

    I’m so sorry. Stacy was one of my good friends in high school. Going to concerts, games at the school, and dragging Main.

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