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Frank William Scott

March 15, 1947 — March 15, 2024

Salt Lake City, Utah

Frank William Scott

Frank William Scott of Salt Lake City, UT passed peacefully on March 15, 2024.  He left this world as poetically as he lived in it and on his own terms on his 77th birthday.  

Frank was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years Robin Sharon Scott (August 9, 2022).  

A man is only as great as the impression he leaves on this world and the ones who loved him.  Frank was not only a U.S. Army Veteran and amazingly talented welder, he was also a great husband, father, grandpa, uncle, brother and friend.  It was always apparent to the ones he loved how kind, funny, loving, smart and selfless he truly was, but his family is also taken aback by all the kind words and loving thoughts of affection that people who knew him only a short time have expressed.  It is apparent that Frank's impression on this world was one of kindness and love.  

During Frank's life he was known by many as quite the trickster.  He was always up for a good joke or a harmless prank.  If you ever fell for his nonsense please know you are in abundant company.  When he wasn't filling his days with a good laugh he was working hard and putting his talents to work building beautiful spiral staircases.  He was a master welder and true craftsman in his trade.  It wasn't all work though Frank and his wife were avid road trippers and had visited each of the continental United States.  He also loved to garden and grow delicious vine ripe tomatoes.  Frank would tell you the best tomatoes are home grown sliced while still warm from the sun and eaten between two slices of bread with plenty of Mayo, salt and pepper.  It's the simple things in life that should always be admired, and he was a terrific tour guide to help point out the simplistic beauty in the world.  If that meant a good prank or trick well so be it. 

Frank's selfless nature led him to be a hero in the eyes of the many children he assisted in raising.  He would literally take the shirt off his back to ensure that none of his "kids" went without.  He could sharpen the best marshmallow roasting stick, or cut the perfect slice of cheese for any snack related emergencies.  Legend tells that he once turned off the man in the moon for a terrified little girl and her sleep deprived mom.  If you were sad he'd release the tickle monster and dare you not to laugh and could scrounge up a trash can bath at a moments notice. When it came to nutrition he made no bull about it and made sure to demonstrate the importance of eating an entire apple a day core and all on the side of a perfect bologna sandwich,  while precuring only the best chocolate milk to wash it down.  Even as time passed and he began to slow down he always made sure to appreciate the time he spent with all the kids and made sure to keep it light and fun through his humor and wit.  

There were so many wonderful things about Frank and all he contributed to his family and those he loved.  It's hard to fully express how much he meant and how much he will be missed.  It's important to know that giants walk among us disguised as regular men with hearts the size of mountains and shoes too large for any of us to fill.  

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