Apr 232014

Gary Neil Scott, 70, passed away on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at his home in Snowflake. Funeral services were held April 21 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Snowflake Stake Center. Interment was at the Mike Ramsay Memorial Cemetery in Snowflake.
He was born in Prescott to Nello and Dorothy Scott on Jan. 27, 1944. He was the second of four children.
He lived in Chino Valley with his family, and attended Prescott schools through eighth grade. As a youth in the MIA, he attended a Stake Explorer/Mia Maid activity where he met his future wife, Sally Langston. As part of the activity she was modeling a fun dress covered in buttons and she captured his heart.
To his delight, his family later moved to Flagstaff, where she was attending high school. He attended Flagstaff High School, where he lettered in football and also played in the marching band. He graduated from FHS in 1962, and attended Brigham Young University.
From 1963-65 he served as a fulltime missionary for the LDS church in the British Mission, where he gained a better understanding of and love for the scriptures and the gospel.
After returning from his mission, Gary went to work as a logger so he could save money for school. While on the job, he suffered a serious accident that nearly took his life. He had a long and difficult recovery, but through the tender mercies of the Lord, regained his physical strength.
On June 10, 1966, he was married and sealed to Sally Joan Langston in the Arizona Mesa Temple. They began their life together in Flagstaff, and were blessed with five beautiful children, Renea, Marni, Larry, Suzanne and Ryan. Each child brought new excitement, joy and blessings into their lives. They moved to Farmington, N.M., in 1975, and while there, celebrated the birth of their last child, Darren.
In 1980, Gary’s work took them to Snowflake.
Gary and Sally have 23 wonderful grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, who have continued to bless their lives with happiness and love.
Throughout his life, Gary loved serving in the church. He had various callings, but his favorites were Young Men president and Gospel Doctrine teacher.
Throughout his life, Gary also loved reading, learning and mastering new skills. He was a master welder, journeyman electrician, carpenter, and was proficient in other trades and skills.
Gary’s hallmark qualities were congeniality, generosity of heart, and love of family.
Silver Creek Mortuary of Taylor was in charge of the arrangements.Gary Scott