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Scott Allen Deakin, age 56, passed away at home in the loving arms of his wife on October 3, 2018. Scott survived end-stage liver disease (non-alcoholic cirrhosis) and had a successful liver transplant in January 2017, but he was diagnosed with cancer in April 2018, and died from Acute Myeloid Leukemia.
Scott Deakin was born in Ogden, Utah on August 7, 2018 to LaRae (Deakin) Stark, and raised by his maternal grandparents, Iva and Ray Deakin. Scott spent his youth in Ogden, and on the family farm in Tremonton, helping his grandfather shear sheep.
Scott played football for Bonneville High School and was a stellar defensive lineman. He also played trombone in the school band and counted among his happiest memories playing in the Lagoon Band during the summer. A knee injury in high school ended a promising football career, but Scott devoted himself to his music (trombone and bass), earning a scholarship to the University of Hawaii. Scott turned down the scholarship and put his musical ambitions on hold to care for his beloved aging grandparents until they passed.
Although Scott started his professional life as a barber, he spent most of his life as a Service and Refrigeration Technician. Working for Admiral Beverage in Ogden was one of the most rewarding experiences of his life.
Scott met the love of his life, Vikki (Vickers) Deakin in 2013 and they married in 2014. Vikki and Scott had great times together traveling (especially to Scott’s beloved Moab and Vikki’s hometown St. Louis), dining out, going to concerts and sporting events, and playing with their sweet puppy Max. He also enjoyed tormenting his love with his eclectic musical selections of Prog Rock, Pink Floyd, and Fusion Jazz.
Scott was a devoted and loving father to his three children by a previous marriage: Austin (25), Kyra (23), and Isaac (15) all of whom live in Tooele, Utah. Scott always spoke fondly and wistfully of his days as a stay-at-home father, making his children his top priority was something he took tremendous pride in.
Scott Deakin was a joyful, loving man - he loved his Moab, his International Scout, his motorcycles, and music. He loved his wife, children and friends unconditionally. He loved to make us all laugh with his witty sense of humor and his comical mannerisms. He should be remembered with the same laughter and love that he gave to us, not tears or sorrow.
Scott Deakin is survived by his wife of four years, Vikki (Vickers) Deakin; his three children Austin, Kyra, and Isaac; two grandchildren (D.J. and Elsie Grace); his brother, Robert Stark; his aunt Deanna Grunig; cousins, Geri Shaw and Robert Grunig; and other family in Ogden, Brigham City, and Tremonton. He will be missed.
There will be a Celebration of Scott’s Life at Leavitt’s Waterfall Atrium Room, 836-36th St, Ogden, UT Tuesday, October 9, 2018 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.