OBITUARY

Scott Ragsdale

November 20, 1942July 16, 2021
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Scott Ragsdale passed away suddenly, but peacefully, in Loveland, CO on Friday, July 16th, 2021, under the care of Pathways Hospice and surrounded by those that loved him. He was 78 years young.

Scott was born Richard Scott Ragsdale to Pinky and Geraldine “Ged” (Bullard) Ragsdale in Fort Collins, CO. He always hated the name Richard and went by “Scott” for just about as long as folks can remember. He was a 3rd Generation Fort Collins Native. Scott was raised in Fort Collins and graduated from the Old Fort Collins High School. Go Lambkins! He lived his whole life in Fort Collins until finally retiring to the Walden Family Cabin six months ago.

Right out of high school, Scott joined the Navy and did his tour of duty. He was mostly stationed in Alaska as a Flight and Electronic Engineer. He was part of the Russian Air Patrol. Scott may have been in the Navy, but he was never in the water. He was very proud of his service to his Country. Following his tour, Scott went out west to California and married his high school sweetheart. Together, they welcomed into the world two beautiful sons; Mike and Jeff. It was no secret that Scott loved those boys. In 1987, Scott met the love of his life, Denisa Cornell. Some might say the third time’s the charm. Scott and Denisa were married in Fort Collins and enjoyed 38 wonderful years together; through thick and thin, highs and lows, the good times and the not so good.

Scott was kind and gentle but he knew that nothing in life was free and that you’ve got to work for what you have. He was no stranger to hard work. He worked as a Custom Kitchen Cabinet Designer and Northern Colorado District Manager for Schroll Cabinets for over 35 years. He was a Colorado man. Scott loved hunting and he loved his guns. He was mostly known for going after big game such as deer, elk, moose, and even the occasional wild boar; but he also enjoyed shooting occasionally at the birds. He also loved to fish; whether it be river and lake fishing or out-on-the-ocean deep sea fishing. Scott shared his love for guns and the outdoors with his sons and nephews and taught them all proper gun-safety and respect for the hunt. They were raised in the woods on the backs of ATVs with a gun in their hands. Scott also loved to travel all over the world with Denisa.

Some may have known Scott to be somewhat of a hardened man. He wasn’t raised to show obvious affection or to tell those that you loved how you felt. When his boy Mike died in February of 2000, he changed his ways. He didn’t take the people he loved for granted. He used to say, “It’ll feel better when it quits hurting”. Scott learned to be an affectionate man and to say “I love you”. He was a softy. But he wouldn’t take no stuff from no one. He had a three strike rule; first time, shame on you, second time, shame on me; third time, see ya later. Everyone knew him that way. Scott was a wonderful father, a loving husband, and a caring friend. He was a grandpa, a brother, and an uncle. He loved his family more than life itself. He had a favorite phrase that he would utter all the time, going all the way back to his high school quote and even saying so on his death bed. “If eventually, why not now?”

Scott was loved and respected and he will be missed and remembered by many.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his son, Mike, and his adopted younger brother, Jeff Chandler. He is survived by his wife, Denisa, son, Jeff (Marla) Ragsdale, his older sister, Sharron Ragsdale, might-as-well-be-brother, John Schoeer, grandchildren, Paxton, Kylie & Kaitlyn Ragsdale, nephews, Adam (Lindsay) Bruntz, and Johnathan Bruntz, nieces, Kristie Jones, Lindsay (Hunter), Kothenbeutel, and Heather Jones, great nephews, Parker Bruntz and Judah Bruntz, and great-niece, Paytyn Bruntz. Scott is further survived by a great many friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, July 20th, 2021 at 1:30pm at Allnutt Drake Chapel in Fort Collins. Scott will be laid to rest at Grandview Cemetery at 3:30pm. Immediately following the Graveside Service, all are invited to a reception in his honor for fellowship, laughter, and remembrance, at the Hilton Hotel on Prospect Road in Fort Collins. Please visit www.allnuttftcollins.com to share a memory of Scott and to leave a message for his family.

Services

  • A Celebration of Life

    Tuesday, July 20, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, July 20, 2021

  • Reception to Follow

    Tuesday, July 20, 2021

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Jerry Schott

July 25, 2021

Scott's obituary said it all. He indeed was a true gentleman and a great person to know. I became acquainted with Scott and John when I had the business of Ricker Bros., Wholesale and the boys would come in to purchase supplies for their business. They certainly were like brothers and for many years, if you saw one, it was for sure, the other was not far behind. He was so proud of his family and let everyone know it. Scott and John were not only considered customers, but also I was proud to call them friends. May the memories you have of him, be a comfort for your family.

Jerry Schott

Gary and Penny Lyman

July 20, 2021

In the Sedona forest - 2015

Gary and Penny Lyman

July 20, 2021

A man and his dog!

Gary and Penny Lyman

July 20, 2021

In Sedona 2015

Gary Lyman

July 20, 2021

Good bye my friend. It was always such a joy to be with you. This picture from our trip to Sedona in 2015. What a great time we all had. Rest in peace my brother.

Sandy & Terry Jones

July 20, 2021

To a wonderful neighbor and friend who will be dearly missed. You left us with so many wonderful memories.

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