Absent from the body ... face to face with the Lord, MATTHEW EUGENE VILVEN, 27 met our Father God on January 3, 2008 from Houston,TX. Matthew was born on April 3rd 1980 in Houston, Texas where he grew up. He graduated from Cy Falls High School in May 1998. He attended Texas State University and became a proud graduate in May 2003 with a Bachelors degree in Business Management. He was a licensed Realtor and owner of Vilven Dent Specialist Inc. Matthew loved being surrounded by his numerous friends. He was loving, caring, fun to be around, and never lacked for companionship. Whether he was playing golf with his buddies or riding his Harley or just hanging out with his precious daughter, his bright smile and sweet spirit brightened all of our lives. Matthew is survived by his daughter, Haley Marie Vilven; Parents, Ruth and Murray Vilven; Grandparents, Ann and Al Hoover and Merle E. Vilven; Brother and sister-in-law, Shannon and Casey Vilven, niece and nephew Madison and Bryce Vilven; Sister and brother-in-law, Shelly and Frank Velasquez; numerous cousins and the love of his life Angie Clements. Matt is finally with his sister, Sherra, at rest and looking into the eyes of Jesus experiencing a joy and peace which is unfathomable to human comprehension. Visitation will be held on January 7, 2008 from 5:00-8:00pm at Forest Park Lawndale Funeral Home. Memorial and Celebration of Live Service to be held at 4:00pm Tuesday, January 8, 2008 at Cypress Bible Church; 11711 Cypress North Houston TEXAS with pastor, Wayne Cone officiating. In lieu of traditional remembrances donations may be made to a trust fund for his daughter, Haley, at Bank of America for Hayle Marie Vilven c/o Casey Vilven.