Matt Austin Bingham, age 40, beloved son, brother, and father, passed away on September 8, 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Matt was born in El Paso, Texas on May 1, 1979. He moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1997 to begin college and his career in computer software development. In 2006, he moved to Salt Lake City, Utah, where he built a career in product management and marketing for several highly successful software companies including Symantec, Ivanti (LANDesk), and Instructure. Most recently, Matt launched into a new venture as the Co-founder and Senior Vice President of Product at Mighty, a startup company that shapes workplace culture, which is something he both cultivated and felt passionate about.
Matt’s greatest joy in life was being a father to his twin daughters, Maddie and Ellie. In every moment he spent with them, he encouraged them to do all that they loved in life, be the best people they could be, and make the world a better place. Matt’s love and devotion to his family and friends was evident in all that he did. He made a lasting impression on everyone he met with his sincerity, humor, and kindness.
Matt loved the outdoors, especially hiking, skiing, birding, camping, and capturing the beauty of nature through photography. His favorite place to be was in Yellowstone National Park, no matter what the season. He enjoyed traveling the country to attend live performances of his favorite musicians. He loved making music as much as he loved hearing it. He was an avid guitar player, writing and performing the music he created.
He is survived by his two eight-year-old daughters, Madelyn Kay Bingham and Ellison Elizabeth Bingham, his mother, Linda Bingham, and his two sisters, Shirley Bingham-Perrin (John) and Lacey Bingham-Ramos (Lalo). He is also survived by his nieces and nephews, Amelia, Hannah, Charlotte, Austin, and Henry. Matt was preceded in death by his father, Paul Austin Bingham.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, September 19, 5-7 PM at Boone Funeral Home in Greenville, Mississippi with a graveside service at 11 AM on Friday morning at Greenfield Cemetery in nearby Glen Allan, Mississippi.