Edward Lewis (Scartezina) Scott, 99, passed away peacefully on February 11, 2020 and joined his parents and relatives in heaven. He was born on May 31, 1920 in Leadville, CO. His family moved to Price, UT just prior to the Great Depression which was a challenging time for them.
Edward graduated from Utah State earning a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering. As he was entering World War II as an officer, he married Jessie Ray of Malad, ID in Missouri. He served under General George Patton and built bridges for our troops in England, Germany, Scotland, and France. He was awarded 5 bronze stars for heroic and meritorious achievements.
After the war, he joined his wife Jessie and young son, Edward Ray, in Salt Lake City, UT where he attended the University of Utah earning a degree in law. Following that, he joined his father-in-law’s law practice in Malad, ID. Daughter, Lorrie Lorraine was born in 1953 also in Malad. Jessie passed away in April 1958, and Edward Ray passed away in April 1965.
Edward remarried in 1958 to Dorothy Argyle Gallafent of Pocatello, ID. Daughter, Susan Marie, was born July 11, 1960, in Pocatello, ID. He was step-father to Dave, Lynne, and Steve Gallafent. Ed and Dorothy later divorced after 40 years of marriage.
He continued to practice law in Malad and opened Scott’s Land Title Company commuting from Pocatello daily until he retired in 2005. For a short time in the mid 1970’s, he was a Magistrate Judge, 6th District Court, in Pocatello.
Ed had numerous hobbies with golf at the top of his list! He enjoyed woodworking, gardening, cooking, baking, and canning. He was well known for his bread, jams, canned tomatoes, his special salad, and “potica.”
Family was most important to him. He enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren, making them root beer floats, taking them on tractor rides, and other fun activities.
Edward was preceded in death by his parents, 5 siblings, wife Jessie, and son Edward. He is survived by daughters Lorrie Scott (Peter Ramig), Susan Scott Katsilometes (Paul), grandchildren, Jessica Kline, Sarah Kline Corcoran, Anastasia Katsilometes Haupt, Sunny Katsilometes Hutton, Edward Katsilometes, 10 stepgrandchildren, one great grandson, Theodore Lewis Haupt, and two more on the way.
The family would like to thank the caregivers at Caring Hearts Assisted Living. We very much appreciate the love and care they provided for the last 4 years of Dad’s life. A special thank you to Susan, Paul, and Edward for the love and devotion they gave him on a daily basis.
A brief memorial will be held Saturday, February 15, 2020 at Manning-Wheatley Funeral Home at 11 A.M. A Celebration of Life will follow that evening from 5-8 P.M. at Juniper Hills Country Club. Internment of Edward’s ashes and Military Service will be held at the Malad Cemetery in the spring.
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