Another friend passes away
Scott Dunford 1948 - 2001
I was very sad to learn of the passing of Scott Dunford from Salt Lake City . It happened Tuesday, February 20th. Scott was a friend to everyone who knew him. His jovial way was something to look forward to when I traveled west. He had a way of making his friends feel important, even though he was a very accomplished person himself. I know Scott would have wanted all his family and friends to celebrate his passing to a better place.
Scott Cordell Dunford, 53, a resident of Sandy, died Tuesday, Feb. 20,
2001, due to complications from a 45-year battle with rheumatoid arthritis.
Scott was born January 29, 1948, to Burns Love and Maurine Phippen
Dunford. He graduated from East High in 1966 and received a business and
accounting degree from Steven Henegar College. He was an active member of
the LDS Church and served a mission, 1967-69, in northern California. He
married Pamela Hay, December 10, 1971, in the Salt Lake Temple. He held
numerous positions in the church; his favorite was teaching teenagers.
Scott's three children loved him for his unselfish support and power to make
others happy. As a father, he was our hero. Scott was an exceptionally
courageous man who inspired everyone. He had many friends who loved him and
admired his ability to live life to the fullest. Master of radio-controlled
helicopters and avid Harley Davidson motorcyclist, he shared his passion for
life with his wife and everyone around him. "Scotty at the vibes" lit up the
room with his talent, playing the vibraphone. We will miss his happy face,
witty personality and bold ability to conquer physical pain. Scott loved his
work at Camco Construction and the people with whom he associated.
Sincere gratitude is extended to the medical staff at St. Mark's
Hospital for their fine care and expertise, particularly Dr. Shockey, Dr.
Lara and the nursing staff.
Scott is survived by his wife, Pam; daughter, Natalie (Marty) Thomas -
Midvale; sons: Ryan (Kristie) Dunford - Syracuse and Collin Dunford; Sandy,
father, Burns L. Dunford - Salt Lake; in-laws: Douglas and Theola Hay -
Idaho; three brothers: Wyn (Annette) Dunford - Seattle, WA, Jed (Traci)
Dunford - So. Jordan, Brad (Wendy) Dunford - Salt Lake and sister, Sandy
(Richard) Meyer - Sandy; grandchildren: Kayden Dunford, Martina Thomas and
Roxanne Kapinos; brother-in-law, Steven (Connie) Hay - Idaho and many aunts,
uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his mother
and a nephew.
Funeral service will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, February 24, 2001
at the Alta View Stake Center, 1850 East 8600 South. Family and friends may
call at the Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 South Highland Drive from 6-8 p.m.
on Friday evening and at the ward from 10:30-11:45 a.m. at the ward on
Saturday prior to services. Interment, Salt Lake City Cemetery.