Scott Brian Crawford, a hero to all who knew him, passed away suddenly in his sleep on Monday, April 30, 2001 at home. He was a loved son, brother uncle, and friend.

Scott was born Sept. 8, 1960 in Salt Lake City to Darrel and Patsy Crawford. He began life with challenges that only a special person with a heart as big has his, could endure and overcome. And overcome them he did. He faced each day with such a positive attitude and excitement for life that it was infectious. His smile and huge laugh could brighten up the day of even the most downtrodden. He never let his physical disabilities get in the way of fun or achievement. He demonstrated this by becoming an Eagle Scout at the age of 14.

Because he loved sports but could not participate, he became an avid fan. He rarely missed a football game at the University of Utah or BYU. While in high school he became the manager the Skyline High School state championship football teams of 1978 and 1979. Upon graduating from Skyline High School he was honored by his peers with a standing ovation. Scott went on to graduate from the University of Utah where he majored in business communications. He went to work for the O.C. Tanner Company where he made his career, holding various positions for 21 years. He was respected and loved by all his co-workers. He had a work ethic that was second to none and had a passion to be at his job and work with so many wonderful people at O.C. Tanner. He was recently honored by his co-workers for his many years of faithful service. Scott was a friend to all he met and people could not help but be attracted to his vibrant personality. He had so many friends and admirers that they cannot be counted. Special recognition needs to go to his soulmate group of friends that were his support, his strength, and made his life joy.

There was never a bigger heart, bigger smile, bigger generosity, or bigger faith than Scott Crawford. For those that knew him, there was never any mountain too high or valley too wide for Scott to cross which he frequently did daily for his friends and loved ones.

An active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Scott held positions teaching children which he enjoyed to no end.

He made life so much brighter while he was with us. The world now is a little less bright and there is a huge void because of the loss of Scott, but we take great comfort in knowing that he is now free of his day to day struggles. He was loved by all and will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his parents Darrel and Patsy Crawford, brother Dr. Gary (Kathy) Crawford, nephews Christopher and Cameron Crawford, many extended family, and countless friends.

Funeral Services will he held Saturday, May 5, 2001 at 1 p.m. at the Olympus LDS Chapel at 3070 E. Nila Way (4140 South), Salt Lake City.

Family and close friends may call at the church from 7-9 p.m. Friday evening, and again Saturday morning. from 11:45-12:45 p.m. prior.