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Carmen Jones Scott

11/25/1952 - 10/13/2020
Interment: City of Mesa

Carmen Jones Scott of Mesa, Arizona passed away on October 13, 2020 at the age of 67.  She was a beloved mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend.  Carmen was born in Mesa, Arizona on November 25, 1952 to Ralph Timothy Jones and Marian Tenney Jones.  She was the fourth of six children born to Ralph and Marian.

Carmen attended Westwood High School, Mesa Community College, and Brigham Young University where she was involved and excelled in sports.  She earned a Bachelor Degree from BYU. While in college, Carmen played several sports including softball, basketball, field hockey and volleyball.  Carmen participated in a softball tournament in New York State to crown a National Champion.  Carmen was the MVP of her team.

Carmen was an active member in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and served in the church in many capacities, but here favorite calling was working with the Young Women while sharing her strong testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Carmen retired from the City of Mesa after 30 years of service in parks and recreation.  Before becoming ill, she also worked for the City of Tempe Parks and Recreation.  One of Carmen’s most joyous occasions was to officiate high school volleyball.

Carmen’s favorite activities were spending time with her family, including attending sporting events, concerts, plays, or other activities of her grandchildren.  She also enjoyed family history, work, traveling, and attending professional sporting events.

Carmen is survived by her four children: Angela Lyn and Adam Warren, Christopher Alan and Karen Scott, Michelle Lee Scott and Marian Scott; seven grandchildren William Patrick, Annmarie Nicolle, Jeffrey Porter, Jedidiah Christopher, Adam Henry, Jacee Lyn, and Aiden Wesley Scott; four sisters, Myrna, Evelyn, Kathy and Jennifer; six brothers, Lloyd, Richard, Lester, Timothy, Russell and Randy.  Her Mother, Father, Brother Kent and Sister Donna preceded her in death.


  • Beverlee Nielsen

    Love ya Carmesita!!

  • How I loved playing softball with you. I loved working with you at Mesa Parks. Love our friendship. May you now walk with Sunlight shinning and a bluebird in every tree, walk with God. Peace surround your family.

  • Carmen was a dedicated family member, great employee with the City of Mesa Parks and Recreation and a true, blue BYU COUGER! Love you Carmen Scott! Thank you for your service with the City of Mesa!! 🙏

  • I love you aunt Carmen. It’s s to see you go from us but i know that you are now walking with our lord and savior. I know that you are now safe from all the pain you had been enduring that many has wished to take upon themselves just to give you a break. There is no more pain and suffering now and I’m glad for that. I won’t be able to go to see you off pin you journey so I’ll day my goodbyes to you here. I love and miss you. Takes hugs and kisses for me to grandma and grandpa and tell then i love them. Love and prayers for your family aunt Carmen. I love you. I’ll see you later.

  • Carmen is truly a kind and graceful spirit. I so enjoyed my time playing ball and laughing with her. She will be remembered as a valiant spirit.

  • Sandi Rabal (Anderson-Aunt Alba)

    I’m so sad I didn’t know you lived in the valley. My husband and I moved here last year. I would love to see my cousins. I have some fun memories of you Carmen. You were always outgoing and fun. I left for college shortly after you, Jennifer and Randy moved in with us after your mom passed away. I know it was a difficult time for your family, just as this is for your sweet family. My love and prayers go out to all who love and miss you

  • Robert Gadberry

    Carmen, it was truly a pleasure to know you and work with you! Your dedication and hard work were an inspiration to all of us that shared responsibilities with you. I also enjoyed playing softball with you. Most important of all, you succeeded as a mother, teaching your children to have integrity, and to possess the same qualities of spirit and humanity as you have demonstrated. You were an angel on earth, and I love you dearly!

  • I enjoyed officiating volleyball with you! It was fun getting to know you the past several years. I will miss you, Carmen! ❤️

  • Always enjoyed Carmen many years ago in College, a bunch of us worked together at the Circle K@ Standage and University nights. Condolences

  • Chris all of us are thinking about you and your family during this time. Know that your “officiating” family is here for all of you. Stay strong in your faith brother

  • Carmen, it was an honor and a privilege to work with you, and to play a little softball with you! You served well the citizens of Mesa in your positions in the Parks and Rec Department. You have done an A+ job in raising your children to be great citizens possessing much of integrity. I love you, and will miss you!!

  • Carmen, oh how you will be missed. I’ve known and worked with you at City of Mesa for probably 20 years or more. Always loved your wit and how you loved what you did. You made a difference. Miss you

  • Carmen, I would not be where I am at today without you. It was an absolute pleasure to know you and work for you. You were a dedicated public servant and a wonderful mother to your children. I admire your tireless service and testimony in the church. I owe so many of my blessings to you and I am eternally grateful for that. Miss you dearly!

  • Carmen, I enjoyed every time we worked together. You were a wonderful person! Peace and love to you.

  • A. Henry Scott

    I miss you grandma

  • Sharon Chapman

    I really loved you Carmen. You were a fine human being and always treated everyone as equals. I treasure all of our lunches and talks. You always said it like it was. I can’t believe your gone. I just ran into Jennifer Hall tonight and she shared the news with me. I did not know you passed, or I would have been there. I go by your house almost everyday, and always say I need to stop and say hi to Carmen. May you RIP dear friend. See you on the other side. Sharon

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