Matthew Andrew DeGuero

Feb 6, 1964 - Aug 6, 2022

East Lawn Mortuary
5757 Greenback Lane
Sacramento, CA, 95841


Matthew Andrew DeGuero, aged 58, passed away peacefully after losing his battle to kidney failure. He was predeceased by his parents, Edward & Irene DeGuero and his sister, Theresa DeGuero.

Matthew grew up in San Leandro, CA where he attended Marina High School class of 1982 (last graduated class).  He moved to Roseville over 30 years ago.  He married Yvette Saroberry DeGuero aka ‘wife’, on February 5, 1994.   A year later on April 21, 1995 they welcomed their daughter, Izabella ‘Izzy’ Irene DeGuero aka ‘kiddo’. 

Matthew’s passion with his family was Disneyland. His favorite character from when he was a little boy is Donald Duck.  His passion for Disney was transferred to his wife while they were dating which led to a collection of sorts and numerous visits to Disneyland. This passion was immediately brought to Izabella with her first Disneyland trip at 5 months. The love of Disney even extended to the family dog a Sheltie Sheepdog, Tinkerbell aka Tink.

Another family passion is the love of Hawaii which began with Matthew and Yvette’s Honeymoon and additional visits which included Izabella.  

Besides his passion for Disney and Hawaii with his family, he loved his cars and specifically his 1968 Dodge pick-up. This passion included numerous nights ‘til early am refurbishing the pick-up to its beauty it is today. Entering different Mopar in the Park car shows and receiving trophies for best in show.

His mom always said ‘he has the gift to gab’ and with that ability and his demeanor he excelled as a Family Counselor at East Lawn Memorial Park. This passion to serve the people which he made clear ‘we are here for the people’ created long time friendships with clients who have become family and even reunited family. His passion was not only with his clients but the connection he had with co-workers who have become long-time friends.

The family requests those who wish to express their thoughts to consider making a donation to American Diabetes Association or National Kidney Foundation.


  • Jessie Enriquez says:

    I worked with Matt for about 5 years at EL and he was always so kind to me. He was always so thoughtful about others health and well-being. I’m so sad to hear of his passing. Sending love to his family.

  • Lisa Mendez says:

    Matthew was the devoted husband to my best friend, Yvette. Their love was real. Their beautiful daughter, Izabella, is evidence of that love. May he fly with the angels, and feel no more pain. Bless the DeGuero & Saroberry families. ❤️

  • Kelly Mendoza says:

    I ran into Matt a few years ago at a friends house. I was impressed with his kind and gentle soul. I know he will be missed by those that spent their lives with. May God bless you.

  • Bill Becker says:

    Matt and I started about the same time at East Lawn Elk Grove, in 2000. We were under the tutelage of one Frank O’Leary, who was somewhere between Zig Ziglar and a used car salesman. Our training was tempered by guidance from Terry Edwards. Then, thankfully our training was honed and refined by Alan Fisher. We learned the “right way”, from him.
    Matt and I were then transferred to 43rd & Folsom and where we were very fortunate to work with, the best. Claudia Hernandez Taylor ( “Clod” ) gave the real skinny on the business.
    Yet again a transfer out to Sierra Hills.
    Through out his career Matt was kind, empathetic, and professional!! From the simplest direct service to the National service for Congressman Robert Matsui; gave everyone competent professional service.
    He loved his family Yvette and Izzy very much. He was very proud of Izzy graduating from UNReno.
    Throughout it all Matt was a great person to work with!!

  • Buffie Lynch says:

    My heart is broken to hear the news about Matthew. I too, was an East Lawn Co-worker and friend. I don’t think Matthew ever met anyone that he couldn’t call a friend after a short conversation! He was such a good and kind person. He will be missed. The world is a little less fun now without him in it.

  • Lisa Liu says:

    Matthew Deguero is remembered as a genuinely kind person. He fought his kidney disease for years with his strength and bravery. Matthew was blessed to have his loving wife, Yvette, and Daughter, Izzy being always by his side, in sickness and in health. Matthew is gone, but we know he is in rest with peace and comfort.

  • Cece says:

    So sad to hear of Matthew’s passing. I worked with him at East Lawn. Matthew, Bill Becker and I shared the same birthday!!!
    He was such a kind, caring man. I enjoyed working with him.
    My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  • Angela says:

    I first met Matthew when I started working for East Lawn Memorial Park 17 years ago. He was very kind and made me feel welcome. My favorite memory is when my family and I went to Disneyland and met up with Matthew and Izzy and went on the Indiana Jones Ride together. We had such a great time! I will always miss you Matthew and your kind smile.

  • Brian Engstrom says:

    I first met Matthew in 1998 while working with Yvette in Sacramento. Instant friendship. Started calling him O.G. or Original Gangster. The photo here says it all. He was a family man, irreverent, funny, compassionate, smart as a whip and loved Art Bell and the paranormal. He would talk for hours about pretty much anything. Had to avoid politics as I live in the Bay Area. Amazing guy whose life was cut too short. We will miss him greatly but know he is looking down on us with his wiley smile. RIP O.G.

  • Juliet Rogers says:

    I had the privilege to work with Matthew for years at EL. He was truly a good hearted person. He was so easy to talk to and he made friends easily. We would talk about cars and I still remember that black Dodge Magnum he used to drive. We are sad that he is gone and we will miss him. We send our condolences to his wife and Izzy and family.

  • Angel Jones says:

    Matthew was a caring, loving and giving man. When I met him through Yvette he treated me like family from day 1 and brought me on so many fun Disney trips. He was always there for anyhing you needed. Just thinking about him puts a smile on your face. There are some people in this world that all you have to do is hear there voice or even see there face and it makes you smile and that was Matthew. Yvette, Matthew and Izzy are very important to me and a part of my whole world with my entire heart. I love all of you much. MATTHEW YOU WILL ALWAYS BE WITH US BECAUSE THAT IS WHO YOU ARE. Angel

  • We first met Matthew when checking into East Lawn services. He was so kind and caring going thru the process. It was a “meant to be” friendship as we later connected with Yvette. It’s heart warming to see their huge collection of Disney treasures, thus naming their daughter, Izzy and their dog Tink. There was also a connection and love of classic cars between Matthew and Gary. He is now ‘over the rainbow’ in the Disney world of heaven. So grateful to have known him thru the years. God bless! ❤️

  • Lorraine O'Lague says:

    Oh Matt,

    I knew you from my night clerking days at ELSH. I remember the Haunted Mansion Coach in your cubicle. You are sorely missed.

    My condolences to his family and friends,

    Lorraine Olague

  • Ted Fernandez says:

    Cousin Matthew may you rest in peace. I enjoyed talking about family and cars. Peter and I will miss you.

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