OBITUARY

Scott Maxfield Savage

23 June, 193430 April, 2021
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Scott Maxfield Savage (born June 23, 1934), son of James Willis and Blanche Maxfield Savage, passed away at his home in Paradise Valley, Arizona, on Friday, April 30, 2021. Scott was born in Delta, Utah, and was orphaned when he was eight years old. He was raised by his dear aunt, Helen Maxfield. Scott married June Bennett in 1955 in the Salt Lake City Temple, and they are the parents of four children: Kristine, Suzanne, Diane and Paul. They have 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Scott graduated from Brigham Young University and earned a PhD in Biochemistry and Soil Science from the University of Illinois. Scott joined the faculty of Northern Arizona University in 1963, where he was an award-winning professor over a career of more than 40 years and served for multiple years as Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Scott volunteered extensively in Scouting, including a tenure as President of the Grand Canyon Council. Scott was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many callings including Bishop and as a member of a Stake Presidency. Scott and June served a mission in San Jose, CA and for years in the Mesa Arizona Temple. Scott was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He will continue to be honored as the patriarch of a growing family, and his legacy of selfless service will be felt for generations.

  • FAMILY

  • James Willis and Blanche Maxfield Savage, Parents (deceased)
  • June Bennett, Wife
  • Kristine, Daughter
  • Suzanne, Daughter
  • Diane, Daughter
  • Paul, Son
  • Scott is remembered by his grandchildren, many family and friends whom love and cherish his memory.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Tyler Allred , Pallbearer
  • Shawn Brennen , Pallbearer
  • Chad Carruth, Pallbearer
  • Jordan Halley , Pallbearer
  • Andrew Hofeling, Pallbearer
  • Matthew Mitchell , Pallbearer
  • Ryan Newell , Pallbearer
  • Kyle Price , Pallbearer
  • Brett Holden , Honorary Pallbearer

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Troy Peters

7 May 2021

My favorite memory of Uncle Scott was him "measuring Curt for a coffin" and pouring water down his pant leg, and his "magic shows" in his chemistry lab. When I was in graduate school we stayed with them in Arizona and were surprised at how well he and Aunt June treated young people of no consequence such as us. The first thing he did was show the kids where the toys were and constantly reminded us that it was OK for kids to be kids in their home. He and Aunt June sent money to support me every month while I was a missionary in Korea. Love to Aunt June and the whole family. I'm sad with you.

Carolyn Smith

5 May 2021

Dear June and family. I was so sad to hear of Scott's passing. I have so many wonderful memories of you both. You were such a help to me as a young mother. We loved living next door to you even though my boys ,I am sure drive you all crazy. I am sending love and condolences to you all. May the Lord give you comfort!!

Grady Peters

4 May 2021

He just loved kids. Whenever we would visit in Arizona he would pull out the red carpet and just spoiled us. I admire his love for scouting and how he helped so many young men. Just a big joker who got the most out of this short life. God bless his wonderful wife and family.

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Photo used for Scott's job search (1960-1963).

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Visiting grandpa in Oakland

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Just a family of four for now...

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Good Morning, Dad!

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Mission in San Jose

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Remember dad telling mom how much he loved her at this party?

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Chemistry Magic Show

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Photo used for Scott's job search (1960-1963).

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Visiting grandpa in Oakland

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Just a family of four for now...

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Good Morning, Dad!

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Mission in San Jose

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Remember dad telling mom how much he loved her at this party?

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Chemistry Magic Show

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Diane at the Berlin Wall

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At the Berlin Wall

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The first two grandchildren...