Nancy K. Scott
March 17, 1950 - January 10, 2023
Our kind, dear, loving wife, mommy, Nan, Nani, Nana, sister, aunt and friend, Nancy Kathleen Rose Scott, left this earth tragically in an accident outside of her home January 10, 2023, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Her sudden passing has left us with a hole that no one will ever be able to fill. We know that she was welcomed home by her loving parents and all of those who had gone on before that loved her.
Nancy was born March 17, 1950, in Ogden, Utah to Gerald (Gary) Henry Rose and Dorothy Jean Butler Evans. She attended Park Valley School, Bear River High School, Brigham Young University and Utah State University. Nancy was an avid reader and had a thirst for knowledge that continued throughout her life. She married her eternal companion Brent Harold Scott, November 27, 1976, in the Salt Lake City LDS temple. Brent and Nancy spent their entire lives in Salt Lake valley, with the last 38 years in their beautiful home in Cottonwood Heights.
Nancy was raised on the Rose family cattle ranch in Park Valley, Utah and there are no words to describe how proud she was to be a Rose. She learned at an early age how to work hard, and she was her mother's helper in everything she did. She learned to sew, garden, clean and be a fabulous homemaker at the feet of her mother. Those were qualities that continued throughout her whole life. She would always joke that she couldn’t cook, but everything she made was the best you had ever eaten. At 20 years old she came back to Park Valley to take care of her younger siblings, as her mother was very sick. At that time, she became the very first kindergarten teacher at Park Valley School. Her willingness to come home created memories her family will always cherish.
Nancy was blessed with a beautiful voice and began singing at an early age. She sang at many functions in the valley and then went on to sing at Bear River High School, The Sounds of Freedom at BYU, The Reflections Band and The Mormon Tabernacle Choir. She had the opportunity to tour Europe with her Reflections Band as part of the USO Corp. It was one of the highlights of her life. Her time in the “Tab choir” was a joy in her life and her testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ, through music, grew during that precious time. Nancy made many lifelong friends and was able to bless many lives through sharing her musical talents. She cherished those friendships dearly.
Nancy’s most important role was that of wife, mom and Nana. She and Brent were blessed with two beautiful children, Ryan and Brooke. There was literally nothing she wouldn’t do to help each of them and make their lives easier. They later gained a bonus daughter MaryAnn and seven wonderful grandchildren. Taking care of them brought her so much happiness and joy. She never missed a ballgame, cheer or dance competition, soccer game, tennis match, concert, volleyball game or anything else her children or grandchildren were involved in. If they were involved, Nan was there cheering them and their teammates on. Uber Nan was always just a phone call away when her grandkids needed a ride. She made many friends through these different activities and loved spending time with them.
Nancy had a way of making all who were around her feel loved and that they were important to her. Being a friend and helping others was not only what she did, but who she was.
She was known for her beautiful immaculate home, yard and a garden to envy. Her flowers rivaled that of “Better Homes and Gardens.” She had a flair for decorating that could not be matched. Her cleanliness and organization were legendary to all who knew her. Along with that she had a gift for making everyone who entered feel at home and loved. She loved their home and made it beautiful with every touch of her hands. Everyone knew it was an “open door policy” for a treat and a drink at Nan’s house (as long as you took your shoes off).
Nancy led a life of service to all around her. She enjoyed spending time with her children serving in the PTA. She also served in the Salt Lake City chapter of the Junior League, where she was involved in building the first Ronald McDonald House. Nancy was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served in many callings including the Relief Society, Primary and loved the special friends she served with in the Young Women’s organization.
Brent and Nancy shared a love for travel and were fortunate enough to travel to many of their dream destinations. New York, to watch the US Open, London, Paris, Thailand, Colombia, Canada, and many cherished trips to Hawaii with her sisters and their spouses, friends, Brooke and Ryan. They also spent time traveling as a family, going to St George, Disneyland, Yellowstone, Jackson Hole and Lake Powell, just to name a few. Together they went on many amazing adventures and created memories that will ease the pain of this temporary separation.
Nancy had a contagious laugh and a smile that lit up a room. She loved sports and was a loyal Utah Ute fan. She loved current events and could argue politics with the best of them. Nancy not only loved and cherished her children and grandchildren, but she adored her nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. There was literally no one who ever questioned her love and loyalty to them.
Nancy is survived by her loving husband Brent; daughter Brooke Rose Scott Nielsen; and son Ryan Brent Scott (MaryAnn Ekstrom Scott). Grandchildren, Paxton Ryan, Parker Justin and Paisley Rose Nielsen, Cooper Ryan, Rosemary, Jacquelyn and Theodore Dean Scott. Siblings, Gregory Guy (Wendy) Rose, Brent LeRoy (Janet) Rose, Christie (Scott) Sandall and Sheri (Robert) Payne. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at 12 p.m. at the Cottonwood Heights 1st Ward, 7075 South 2245 East, Cottonwood Heights, Utah, with a viewing to be held prior to the service from 10:00-11:30am. A viewing will also be held Tuesday evening, January 17, 2023, from 6-8 p.m. at the same address. Interment will be held at Memorial Mountain View Cemetery, 3115 East Bengal Blvd., Cottonwood Heights, Utah.
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