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Obituary: Robert Wendell Scott

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BOUNTIFUL- Robert Wendell Scott of Bountiful, age 88, died Thursday, July 26, 2001.

He was born January 4, 1913, in Manhattan, Kansas, the son of John W. and Vivian Armstrong Scott. The family moved to Lara-mie, Wyoming several months later, where his father was appointed the first Professor of Zoology at the University of Wyoming.

He attended Laramie schools and graduated from the University of Wyoming in 1935, majoring in biology. He affiliated with Sigma Chi fraternity.

He married Pauline Oswald November 6, 1942, at Evanston, Wyoming. She passed away in November 1998. Following service in the Army Air Corps as a weather forecaster during World War II, including two years in England, he joined the federal Fish and Wildlife Service in Billings, Montana in its Division of River Basin Studies. He moved to Salt Lake City in 1960 as a Field Supervisor. In cooperation with State wildlife agencies he worked on the evaluation and planning of numerous water development projects, including units of the Colorado River Storage Project. He retired in 1973.

He was a member of several professional and conservation organizations, including the Wildlife Society, American Fisheries Society, the Nature Conservancy and the National Wildlife Federation. He was a hunter and fisherman, and he appreciated and respected our world of natural resources.

He is survived by two sons; Robert Oswald (Judy), Medford, Oregon; and Thomas Lester (Cherie) of Greendale, Wisconsin and eight grandchildren. Also surviving is his sister Margaret Scott Filante of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Three brothers and one sister preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 30, 2001 at 11 a.m. at the Bountiful 20th ward, 102 East 1400 South with Bishop Hyde Frederickson officiating. Friends may call Sunday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Russon Brothers Bountiful Mortuary, 295 North Main and Monday at the church from 9:45-10:45 a.m. prior to the services. Interment in the Bountiful City Cemetery.