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Obituary: Scott Noel Nye

Scott Noel Nye


1992 ~ 2007

Scott Nye returned home to his Heavenly Father on Friday, October 12, 2007 when he was electrocuted while playing with his friends in the mountains near his home in Fruit Heights. He was born in Layton to Noel and Valerie Helquist Nye, but he has lived in Kirksville MO, Mesa AZ and Austin, TX before moving back to Utah. Scott loved life and lived

every day to the fullest. He enjoyed being outdoors snowboarding,

hiking, exploring caves and camping; the mountainside by his home was his playground. He was always with a group of close friends who any

parent would be privileged to have as their own. His family was often together hiking in Zion Canyon,

running a river or at a sporting event, whether for someone in the family or a professional game.

Scott was an active member in his Fruit Heights LDS ward, where he has been in different leadership

positions. He was also in scouting and had just finished the requirements to earn his Eagle Scout rank. He was a sophomore at Davis High and was very competitive, not only in sports, but also in academics to do the best he could. He played

competitive soccer and was a tenacious defender. He was also talented in music, and had played the piano for years. Scott genuinely cared about others and had a contagious smile, which made those around him instantly happier. Everyone felt his energy, which is why his friends

nicknamed him "Sunshine".

His brothers and he had a

lawn-mowing business to make

money so they could snowboard all winter. The family was at Snow Basin every chance they had during the season, and Scott would live in

winter all year long if he could.

Even though his time was tragically cut short, Scott lived a full life. He skateboarded in downtown

Manhattan, hang-glided at Kitty Hawk, back flipped off the wall in front of the Capitol building in Washington D.C., played soccer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and played on a glacier, went ice climbing and snowboarding in New Zealand.

Scott is survived by his parents, Noel and Valerie, his brothers Bronson, Seth and Brandt, grand-parents Val and LouAnne Helquist and Adona Nye, and so many other family members and friends, by whom he will be sorely missed.

We express our deep gratitude for the many wonderful friends, neighbors and family members who have shown their love and support, and have helped in so many ways, most of which are immeasurable.

There will be a viewing Thursday, Oct. 17 at 6 p.m. at Russon Bothers Mortuary located at 1941 North Main Street in Farmington, and again at 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. preceding the funeral services, will be held Friday, October 19th at 11:00 a.m. at the LDS chapel at 901 South Mountain Road in Fruit Heights. The family and his friends request that anyone who comes wears bright colors, and tie-dye is appropriate.

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