Scott Drew Perry, 67, passed away Dec. 3, 2021, holding his beloved wife’s hand and surrounded by his family.

Scott was born March 15, 1954, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Gail Howard Perry, Jr. and Patricia Maurine Perry. Scott was the second oldest of 5 children: Grant, Jeff, Cindee, and Todd. Scott graduated from Kearns High School in 1972, where he lettered in football, baseball, and wrestling. He served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Montana Billings Mission. He then married his high school sweetheart, Terah Lynn Bowen, on May 29, 1975, in the Salt Lake City Temple. Scott is survived by his loving wife, Terah, four children, Jacob (Anita), Drew (Amanda), Gail, and Teleena (Bill), and 11 grandchildren.

Scott served in many callings in the church including Young Men’s President, High Councilman, and as a Bishop. Scott served as a police officer for the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office for nearly 30 years, where he held multiple assignments including detective, field training officer, school resource officer, and his favorite position as part of the motor squad. Scott loved going with his family to their property in Tabiona, Utah. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting, shooting and, in his later years, leather working. But most important of all to him was spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren.

Family and friends are invited to a funeral service to celebrate his life at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints chapel located at 2901 W. 9000 S., West Jordan, Utah, on Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021, at 4:00 p.m.

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My condolences to the Perry family. When I was a young man Scott would take a group of us to Strawberry Reservoir. We would all hop in our individual float tubes and jig for strawberry cutthroats. That was a ton of fun and some of my best memories fishing.

Brian Beutler Jan 20, 2022

I got to work with Scott at the Sheriff's Office. He was a great guy, very friendly, and always willing to help out a "rookie." He loved being on the motor squad. I remember him wearing his office issue snowmobile suit in the winter time so he could ride that Harley! So sorry to hear of his passing. My deepest condolences.

Duane Jensen , Sandy, UT, US Dec 09, 2021

Todd and Kathy. We are so sorry for the loss of your brother. Sending peace and love to you and all of Scott’s loved ones.

Ray and Ellie Dotson

Ray and Ellie Dotson , West Valley, UT, US Dec 09, 2021

Our heartfelt sympathy to Terah and the family. Scott was a natural leader, and I always looked to him as someone I could count on to choose the right. It’s been a long time since high school, but I will remember Scott as a genuine friend who never found fault and could always find the good in you. Our love and condolences, Robert & Jalene Magee

Robert Magee , West Valley City, UT, US Dec 07, 2021

Scott welcomed me to the family when I married his dad. He always treated me with respect and love❤.

Chris Perry Dec 05, 2021

Thanks brother Scott for your friendship love hospitality kindness example your great cooking beings good neighbor we did pretty much everything fun games swimming hunting working etc you were honest a gentlemen we played on the Kearns high football team I new your testimony you were half of my life for all those years you were a great father Husband Bishop thanks for all the great times up at tabby you were good to people and animals the list goes on and on and thanks for taking care of my dad at the end of his life. We know families are forever . Your the man Scott a true Angel like your wife . See you brother until we meet again

noel and Kathy Bowen , West valley city , UT, US Dec 05, 2021

I send my condolences to Scott’s wife and family. I grew up with Scott in Kearns in the same ward same friends and schools. Lost contact with Scott after high school when I got married and moved to California. I moved back 5 years ago. 1972 was a long time ago.

Roger Liston

Roget Liston , West Point , UT, US Dec 05, 2021

Sorry for your lost Jake

Luisiana carrasco , Riverton , UT, US Dec 05, 2021