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Scott J. Amos

July 13, 1954 — February 1, 2023

Scott J. Amos

After living a full and active live Dad was taken from us suddenly and unexpectedly due to heart disease.   Born in Ogden UT one of three children to J. C. and Artel Amos. 

 He is preceded in death by his mother Artel Ranson Amos, his Sister Jalene Amos Shock and his daughter Jasmine Amos. 

 Survived by: his father J.C. Amos, his wife Jocelyn Munar Amos, his brother Brad Amos and his children Mason, Brock and Maile.  Scott was the most kindhearted and gentle person, and he enhanced our lives significantly.  He will be missed greatly by all of us.

Scott excelled at school from a young age and had exceptional musical talent with the French horn.  A combination that would take him far and wide in his life.  Starting in 1971 when he was a member of the Young Americans in Concert a group of outstanding musicians that performed across the US and toured through Europe.  After graduating from Ben Lomond High School in 1972 Dad enlisted in the Navy.  Although he started as a member of the Navy band his musical acumen, organization and drive for excellence was noted by his superiors and he earned the honor of conducting the band during the graduation ceremony much to the surprise of his parents who were in attendance.

This was just the beginning of his first career in which he earned numerous commendations and awards.  During his time with the Navy, he attended University of Utah (’77) bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering.  He was posted on USS Midway as a A-6 navigator, flying multiple missions across the world.  He became an officer in the Seabees, the construction battalion of the Navy earning more recognition and awards including engineer/architect of the year 1983.  Serving in the Navy he continued his education earning a Master’s (’85) in civil engineering from Georgia Tech.  Dad’s Navy career was closed out in Subic Bay, Philippines, where he was the Resident Officer in Charge during the closure of the base in 1991. After which he retired from the navy in 1992.

Not wanting to settle down and take a break Dad furthered his academic achievement and earned a PhD in civil engineering (’94) University of Florida.  This was the beginning of career number two.  As an academician his drive to achieve and make an impact led him to a variety of institutions, from Pittsburg State to South Dakota State, where he applied his military “Can Do” attitude.  Much like his military career Dad ascended the ranks in the university system moving up from Professor, Program director, Dean and Provost.  When he retired (again) in 2015 he moved back to Ogden to be close to his family.

He enjoyed being active and kept moving in life.  Depending on where he lived, he always found something to do.  He managed to find time for windsurfing, skydiving, snowboarding, golfing, and fitness biking.  He was an accomplished marathon runner finishing over 70 races, which included series of three marathons in three days just a few years ago.   He earned a black belt in karate by fighting among regional masters in Asia to prove his worth.  To top it off he even tried his hand at bull riding, just the one time was enough.

Much like everything in life he feared no challenges and knew he could do anything he set his mind to.  He was always the man to go to get things done because he was as dependable as the rising sun. Anyone who met him knows whatever he’s doing, he’s doing it the right way.  We are better people to have been a part of his life.

Rest in Peace

A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, February 9, 2023, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Leavitt’s Mortuary 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah.

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