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Obituary for Scott Alder Crabtree

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Scott Alder Crabtree

July 20, 1925 - March 24, 2011

Scott Alder Crabtree1925 – 2011 Scott Alder Crabtree, sailor, missionary, teacher, hunter, explorer, mechanic, architect, artist, recycler, builder, composer, writer, teacher, son, brother, husband, father, uncle, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend passed away on March 24, 2011, at Care Source Hospice in Salt Lake City. Born to Roland Myrl and Rachel Vilate Alder Crabtree in Providence, Utah on July 20, 1925, he was the fifth of six sons. Scott graduated from Ogden High School in 1943. From 1943 to 1945, he served in the U.S. Navy as a member of the Construction Battalion, stationed in the Admiralty Islands. While on R&R in Australia, he met his future wife, Beryl Miriam Evans. Following his military service, he served an LDS Mission in Hawaii, primarily on the island of Kauai. During his mission, he married and was sealed in the Hawaii Temple to his Australian sweetheart, Beryl. The couple returned from Hawaii to live in Ogden, Utah. They later lived in Butte, Montana and Pleasant View, Utah until divorcing in 1986. Scott married his second wife, Doris Hubble, in 1996. Scott was one of the original founders of Crabtree Auto Company in Riverdale, Utah, where he worked with his brothers until 1958. He also founded and operated Reconditioned Auto Parts in Plain City, Utah, as well as several other businesses and projects. Scott was probably best known as the architect, builder, owner and artist-in-residence of Rocky Point, the landmark rock building that stood high on a hill in northern Weber County, overlooking Willard Bay and the Great Salt Lake. Though the building was destroyed in a tragic fire in 1996, the site is still marked by the “Rocky Point” sign along highway 89. After the passing of his second wife, Doris, in 2008, Scott moved to the Highland Cove Senior Living Community in Salt Lake City, where he lived out his life. Scott was a true original. Never content to follow the crowd, he carved his own path in everything he did. He will be forever remembered for his vision, his care and concern, and his unflappable work ethic. He pushed himself and everyone around him to cherish, enjoy, and take full advantage of every moment of life. He will be sorely missed and forever loved. Scott was preceded in death by his five brothers and his wife Doris. He is survived by first wife, Beryl Evans Wiseman, his four daughters, Lani Jerman, Chelle Pahinui, Rayma Larsen, and CydneyNeil, his two sons, Rohn Crabtree and Neil Crabtree, eighteen grandchildren, and ten great grandchildren. A memorial in celebration of his life will be held on June 18, 2011, at a time and place to be announced. Donations in Scott’s honor can be made on line to the Body Donor Program at the University of Utah.


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Date: Saturday, July 16, 2011

Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Leavitts Mortuary


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403


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Born: July 20, 1925
Died: March 24, 2011

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