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Obituary for Joseph Percy Stott

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Joseph Percy Stott

September 24, 1923 - June 10, 2017

Joseph Percy Stott, 93, passed away early on June 10, 2017 in Clinton, Utah, of conditions due to age.

Joe was born on September 24, 1923 in Meadow, Utah, to George Q Stott and Thirza Timbers Ottley. He graduated from Millard High School and went on to College at the BAC (Southern Utah University) in Cedar City, Utah.

He married his sweetheart, LaDawn Riddle, of Cedar City, Utah, on May 13, 1943 in the St. George LDS Temple, two weeks before he was called up for military service.

Joe served honorably in the army during WWII, as a jeep driver for Eisenhower’s SHAEF Headquarters. He drove his jeep onto Omaha Beach in the 5th wave on D-day, and then across France and into Germany with the front lines, driving many military dignitaries to their destinations, and fighting in the Battle of the Bulge. He was awarded four battle stars.

After 18 months overseas, at the end of the war Joe arrived home to celebrate Christmas 1945 with his wife. He graduated from the AC (Utah State University) in Logan, Utah, and then settled in Ogden, Utah, where he raised his family, and taught automotive and driver’s education classes at Ogden High School.

Joe is preceded in death by his wife of over 71 years, their daughter Mary, his parents, siblings, and many friends. He is survived by six children: Launie K. (Lynn) Severinsen, Rorie (Racquelle) Stott, Michelle (John) James, Twila (Dewey) Hansen, Leisa (Mark) Magee, Martin (Dixie) Stott, an ‘adopted’ daughter Linda Peterson, 25 grandchildren, and 37 great-grandchildren.

Joe loved spending time with family, and he loved his cats. He and his wife served an LDS mission to the Connecticut, Hartford mission, spending their time in Rhode Island. They also served for 17 years in the Ogden LDS temple. Joe could always be found quietly serving his family, neighbors, church and community.

Funeral services will be held Monday June 19, 2017, at 11:00 AM at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street. Family will greet friends Sunday, June 18, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM and prior to services Monday from 10:00 – 10:45 AM.

Interment at Aultorest Memorial Park.

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Date: Monday, June 19, 2017

Time: 11:00 am -

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Funeral services will be held Monday June 19, 2017, at 11:00 AM at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street. Family will greet friends Sunday, June 18, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM and prior to services Monday from 10:00 – 10:45 AM.


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Born: September 24, 1923
Died: June 10, 2017

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Rick Hansen posted on 6/19/17

My condolences to the family. Joe lived down the street from my childhood home and was a great asset to the world. I had a 1953 Ford Fordor back in high school and was having a problem with the engine. I had the hood open and running. Joe heard it running from his house and did an instant diagnosis and gave us the best way to fix it. An amazing guy. He was also my Drivers Ed Teacher. He and his wife were best friends of my mom, Bessie, and gave her support in her last days. RIP Joe!


Idelaine Aparicio posted on 6/19/17

The Rosas family sends our condolences. What great memories we have of the Stotts, they were our neighbors since 1996. We are so glad we were able to know him, last night we were talking about the memories we had of him. My youngest brother (Bladimir) and my son (AJ) talked about how Joe showed them all of his medals and shared stories of when he served, they both thought Joe was such an amazing man. My little sister (Tania) would always go over and just visit with him she enjoyed his talks. My oldest (Loreli) once did a report for her school and did it on Joe, she had to go over and interview him, this is when we learned even more of what a great guy he was. My niece (Serenity) also would just go visit with him and misses him so much, My mom (Yolanda) would take him food when we bbq'd, he holds a special place in her heart. We send our love to all of the family, he will be missed. Thanks for the memories Joe!


Susan Gerrard posted on 6/16/17

I send my sympathy. I'm glad to be related to Joe, and I appreciate how he and his wife, LaDawn, came to my son's, Devin Gerrard's, and his wife's, Krissie Gerrard's, Wedding Open House in Evanston, Wyoming in 2012.


Orrin Sessions posted on 6/16/17

Joe Stott was a teacher that all will remember. His many hints on car care have come in handy over the past 55 years. He was likable because he liked his students.


T Alston posted on 6/16/17

I am sorry for your loss. May you rely on the God of all comfort during this difficult time. (2 Corinthians 1:3, 4) May you find comfort in the hope of seeing your loved one again by means of the resurrection. (Isaiah 26:19 and John 5:28, 29)


Bob Glasmann posted on 6/14/17

Dear Rorie and family, My condolences at your loss. I remember fondly your father, from the time of my childhood on Jefferson to having him as my driver's education instructor at Ogden High School. He taught me well. Sincerely, --Bob