In Memory

Scott Nance

Scott Nance




Myron Scott Nance

Sandy — Scott Nance, age 69, sadly and unexpectedly passed away Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 at his Sandy, UT home.

Mr. Nance is survived by his father Stanley, his brothers and sisters Warren, Bugsy (Stan), Sheila, Shelley, Cal, Diane, Denise, Janae, Dana, Jerry, Jolene, Joel and his four children & step-daughter: Michael Nance, Shannon Marie Nance-Faxas, Jackie Nance-Flynn, Cheyenne Nance, and Charlene Wentz-Nuñez. He also leaves behind fifteen amazing grandchildren, Michael, Christopher, Sebastian, Sean, Lazaro, Mia, Kelly, Lexi, Liam, Eirelyn, Bradley, Gunner, Hunter, Lucas, and Logan. He was preceded in death by his mother Helen and his brother Shirl.

Scott was born on November 22nd, 1947 and grew up in nearby Salt Lake City, the son of Stanley and Helen Nance. Scott was a veteran of the US Army, where he served his country with honor for 4 years until he was honorable discharged on December 13th, 1972. The discipline and patriotism he learned in the Army never left him, as friends and family will attest.

He was also a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He completed his 2-year mission in American Samoa. Where he fell in love with the culture and the language.

Scott was a devoted father, grandfather, and avid sports fan. He loved watching football, the Utah Jazz, NCAA basketball, and of course his alma-mater BYU. He enjoyed hiking, camping, fishing, and cracking jokes whenever the opportunity arose. He will be deeply missed by his friends, family, and all who knew him.

Services will be held this Monday at 11:00 am, at 1855 West 13400 South, Riverton, Utah. Burial will take place at Camp Williams at 1:00 PM at 17800 South 1700 West, Riverton, Utah.

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04/03/17 06:20 PM #1    

Joanne Levinson (Thomas)

what a shock. I met Scott in our sophmore year. I remember the he signed my yearbook all three years. He always had a joke for me.

Soctt was so easy to know.. He was really kind. He always made a point to rib me in class. Thanks to Scott,  he made highschool a better place.

04/04/17 12:57 AM #2    

Sandra McCann (Poulsen)

Indeed, as Joanne wrote, Scott "made high school a better place!" The Nance brothers were such great fun--Bugs, who was a couple of years older than us; Shirl, a year or two younger, who we lost in Viet Nam; all the other Nance siblings that I didn't know; and then dear Scott!  Another classmate that we've lost too soon. But his reunion with Shirl must be a great one, and those two will be bringing a lot of laughter to the other side. Highland was fortunate to have known you both, Nance bros!  

04/04/17 06:50 PM #3    

David Hansen

Scott was a humble salt-of-the-earth type of guy whose friendship was true.  It was an honor to know him- he will be missed.

04/05/17 07:46 AM #4    

John Oldham

I have nothing but good memories of Scott.  He was lots of fun to be around.  If I remember correctly,  junior year we were standing around in the south parking lot in our wool NDCC uniforms waiting for the start of the yearly parade to the football field where parents and dignitaries were waiting, and Scott was one of a handful of guys who locked their knees and passed out onto the tarmac.  A few minutes later a spring thunderstorm blew in and the ensuing cloudburst ended the entire exercise!

04/05/17 10:03 AM #5    

Emmett Lee Brown (Brown)

He was a great firend and neighbor.  I believe we first met in 1st grade (maybe 2nd).  The whole family was just fun to be arould.

04/05/17 06:00 PM #6    

Robert Don

They could not wait for 13 cent days at Dees with that many frogs.God bless.

04/05/17 09:21 PM #7    

Brent Long

Rest in Peace, classmate !!!            

Bob's right, with 13 siblings, wow & 15 Grandkids, what a legacy Scott !!

Keep it fun in heaven, pal, as you did in school !!!


04/06/17 10:34 AM #8    

Dianne Prisbrey (Robbins)

A very good man.  Knew him well from Beacon Heights on.  Sorry to see him go.

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