On Thursday, February 16, 2023, our beautiful, fiercely independent Barbara Ann Scott left this life for the next. She takes with her a sharp wit and big heart.
Born October 23, 1934, to Leon Heath and Geneva Grant in Salt Lake City, Barbara began what would become a lifetime of seeking knowledge and meeting curiosities. Her intelligence was undeniable and resulted in being selected as a Ford Scholar at the University of Utah. At 16 and without a driver’s license, she left Granite High School and began taking classes at the University. To no one’s surprise, she excelled and loved every second of her time as a student.
On August 1, 1953, Barbara married Dick Scott (1930-2013) and started their family. Her four children were really just stepping stones for what would eventually become her favorite title: Grandma. There is not a doubt in the world that her grandchildren were her pride and joy. She showed them the kind of love, support, and sense of adventure that permanently crowned her ‘World’s Best G-ma!’
Barbie was impossible to embarrass because she believed herself to be hysterical and knew how to turn every situation into one worthy of laughter. She never missed an opportunity to get out on the golf course and as a lifelong sports fan, loved nothing more than cheering on the Salt Lake Bees, Utah Jazz, and New York Yankees with her family…except maybe the National Anthem. She sure loved her country. Barbara was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served diligently in all the organizations. She especially loved working in the Salt Lake Temple for 15 years.
She leaves behind a legacy of unconditional love and acceptance; indomitable strength and resilience. Hoping to acquire even a quarter of her best traits are her children; Sue, Rick (Carmen), Steve (Antonia), Sally (Marco), her grandchildren, Richie (Victoria), Jake (Ali), Jen, Emilee (Tommy), Heidi, Ian (Savannah), Gussie, Abby, her great-grandchild, Marcus and loved ones, Marilyn, LuAnn, Jeff, and Ophie.
You can be certain that she’s enjoying her heavenly Diet Coke and Dove chocolates. We love you forever and ever, Grandma!
Viewings will be held Wednesday, February 22, from 6-8 PM and Thursday, February 23, from 10 AM-11 AM at Rose Park North Stake (1155 W 1200 N) in the north social hall. Funeral services will take place Thursday at 11 AM in the north chapel of Rose Park North Stake. Interment at Larkin Sunset Lawn, 2350 East 1300 South, Salt Lake City 84108. The funeral will be livestreamed via Zoom at the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82781174626. You must have a Zoom account and be logged in to join.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to a veterans organization of your choosing.