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Donald Scott


March 18, 2021

Donald Scott

Donald Scott passed away of natural causes on January 25, 2021.

He was born April 12, 1952, in Oconomowoc, Wis., to Dorothy Harris. Dotty, Don and younger sister Brett later lived in Thermopolis where Don graduated from high school in 1970. Don participated in many activities at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, traveling out of town regularly for youth events. For years after moving away, Don maintained friendships with Ann Ireland and Martha Roberts. As an adult, Don lived in Cody before moving to Illinois where his sons, Damon, Jared (JD), Justin and Derek, were born. Don worked for Culligan in Illinois for many years, and later drove truck for C.R. England.

Don loved the Green Bay Packers, John Wayne movies and Louis L'Amour books. He enjoyed playing chess and card games, loved cooking and was good enough to create his own recipes. Don enjoyed a variety of music, and had favorites in rock and country genres equally. Camping was a favorite activity throughout his life. He grew up spending many summer days in Yellowstone with his mother and sister. He loved driving, which added to his enjoyment of traveling and camping with his wife after their retirement in 2018. Like many men, Don adored Home Depot and could spend hours rearranging his shed, puttering in the back yard, working in the garden or designing a patio.

Don is survived by his wife, Gwen; sister, Brett; four sons; two step-children; and several grandchildren.

A Celebration of Don's Life will be held on April 12 at 10 a.m. at CCV, East Campus, Mesa. Ariz. The family will also hold a private memorial in Yellowstone at some time later in the year.


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