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Charles “Scott” Nance

01/20/1961 - 06/19/2022
Service Date: 06/25/2022
Service Time: 10:00 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - 2228 E. Brown Road, Mesa, Arizona
Visitation Date: 06/24/2022
Visitation Time: 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Visitation Location: Bunker's University Chapel - 3529 E. University Drive, Mesa, Az 85213
Interment: City of Mesa Cemetery

Charles Scott Nance, 61, passed away peacefully holding the hand of his eternal companion of 39 years in his home. It was only fitting for him to pass on Father’s Day surrounded by his five daughters because being a dad was one of his greatest joys.

Scott was born as the youngest of three children to Charles and Sharon Nance in Tucson Arizona. He resided in Mesa where he was part of the first graduating class of Mountain View High School in 1979.

He first met his sweetheart Kristine when he was 16 at a Saturday night dance. In a true “Romeo and Juliet” moment, their eyes met across the dance floor and they danced throughout the evening. After returning home from his Rochester, New York church mission, he and Kristine married on December 2, 1982. They lived in Chandler for seven years, returning to Mesa until the present day.

Scott and Kristine raised a family of five daughters who adored him, all of whom currently live within two miles of Mom and Dad’s house. Scott lived his life in a way that reflected that his family was his top priority. Sunday dinners, homemade chocolate ice cream, and late night card games were on a weekly rotation. He planned and encouraged any time spent with his treasured grandchildren. Scott was always up for an adventure, whether with his sons-in-law or many dear friends.

He was a devoted member of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and especially enjoyed donating his time and efforts in the scouting program and missionary work.

Scott started working alongside his father as a brick mason at the early age of 12. He grew to love the creative process and ran his own business, Artistic Brick and Tile, for over 35 years.

He courageously endured a year long battle with colon cancer. Fighting to the end, he was committed to give 100% for his girls.

Scott is preceded in death by his parents Charles and Sharon Nance. He is survived by his sisters Stacy Allen and Shelley Brinton.

He will be missed dearly by his beautiful wife Kristine, five daughters and their spouses, and 21 (and counting) grandchildren: Vanessa and Dean Lewis Family, Jessica and Chad Curtis Family, Natalie and Kellan Brady Family, Emily and Jeff Millard Family, and Savannah and Jake Packer Family.

Arrangements by Bunker’s Garden Chapel, www.bunkerfuneral.com. Should this obituary appear anywhere but bunkerfuneral.com, please check our website for accurate details and service information.


  • I love the Nance family. And I’ve had so many great interactions with Scott and Kris for so many years. Thanks for tiling my house. Thanks for taking care of my dog. Thanks for your happy smiles and kindness always. Love you and will miss our friend Scott. Xoxox.

  • Sending lots of LOVE to you and your family.

  • Kevin Upchurch

    I love Scott, I love this wonderful Nance family. Every time I spoke with Scott through his chemotherapy his was always so upbeat and he always tries to lift others rather than being lifted himself. Through the many years we were friends he always talked about his love for Kris and his girls. Heavenly Father received a good one this week. Love you Scott, love you Nance family

  • We love the Nance family. Scott will be sorely missed. His kindness, creativity, and generosity will always be remembered. Kris there’s a piece of Scott in each one of your beautiful daughters. May you feel him close in the coming days and months until you see him again.

  • Jim & Joy Robbins

    Scott and I went on a golf outing with several other guys to St George, Utah many years ago. We both shared a golf cart, with Scott as driver. Big mistake! Scott drove the course uphill and down as if we were in a Nascar race. It was fun and exciting and we laughed and hollered the whole way and still msnaged to play a decent round of golf. I will definitely miss your Dad.

  • Robert Packer

    It’s with love and admiration that I express my condolences to Nance family, What a great man Scott is a great father-in-law to my son Jake and has Been a wonderful friend for the last several years so impressed by his kindness and a willingness to be selfless with his time. Godspeed Scott till we meet again.

  • Sending my love to your beautiful family. I could tell he had so much love for his beautiful daughters and sweet wife. I loved seeing him play cards the last week. What a cherished memory. What an amazing legacy he has! Wishing you all peace and comfort. ❤️

  • Tricia Tucker Kempton

    Hi Nance family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I went to High School with Scott, he spent a lot of time in our home in Mesa. Todd my brother, Susan my Sister, my Mom Sherrie and my Dad Bill and myself loved Scott he became a good friend for many years. My mom put Scott to work organizing and cleaning out cupboards and even helped work in the yard, she would say, “If he is going to spend a lot of time here he might as well help out”. He was a good sport and happy to help out. He learned to Water Ski and snow ski with out family. We had many fun adventures together. I will always appreciate his smile and positive attitude. He was truly an artist in everything he had his hands in. I have only seen him and Kris a few times since we both got married and I moved away, but every time I do see them they have always been so kind and interested in me and my family. You have a beautiful family and I know you will miss your husband and dad but I do know Heavenly Father will bless you and you are blessed to live so close to each other.

  • Jacque Ferguson

    Such a special, loving family. I’m so very sorry. Praying for you all?❤

  • ET and Kristin Clark

    Our thoughts have been with your family this week as we learned of Scott’s passing. Scott was always so kind and genuine and willing to help and advise us on home projects. We are grateful for your friendship over the years and for the example you and Scott were to us as we raised our own girls. You have a beautiful family in every way – what a tribute they are you and Scott. ❤️

  • Love you Scott. You are a great man. I’ll always remember how much fun we had in young mens having you as one of our leaders and then seeing you when I got home from my mission. You are truly one of the best. Thank you for always showing me love and kindness. You’re gonna be missed.

  • Nicole & Chris Barney

    We love the Nance family dearly! Scott always had a smile on his face, and a sparkle in his eyes! Heaven gained a good one! We love you ♥️

  • Tyrel and Lisa Beavers

    Our heart breaks for the Nance family. Years ago as a young father I looked to Scott as a great example of a righteous priesthood holder and father . He helped shape my life . Thank you Scott .
    Kristine you and your family are in our prayers . We love you

  • Mara Gragg (Chelton)

    I know there are no words that can soothe your pain right now. My heart goes out to your family. His legacy and his memories live on with each of you. I hope that one day when the pain of his loss becomes bearable, that in every family tradition, in every family dinner and game night, his presence will be felt, looking down on you all from Heaven. You have such a wonderful family. May you find comfort and healing during this grievous time ❤️

  • Russ & Lori Snow

    We always enjoyed Scott’s great sense of humor and positive attitude both as neighbors and also serving with Scott in church callings. We are so sorry to see he is moving on to the next stage in his eternal progression so early. Sympathies to Kristine and the rest of the family. What a great man !

  • Kris and family,
    Cheryl and I are heartbroken at the passing of Scott. Having grown up with Scott from a very young age, I have so many fond memories! Birthday parties, Scout camp (almost getting kicked out of camp), Primary and Sunday School when the teachers would walk out because we were so rambunctious, dating best friends in High School, hanging out with friends and all the shenanigans involving oranges, frogs, lights and mailboxes, and getting ready to serve missions. They stayed in Mesa and we moved to Texas and after raising our families, we reconnected at the funeral of Robbie Sirrine, one of the original group of guys. I am so grateful we got to know Scott the family man, and the incredible father grandpa and husband he has become! I will miss Scott and the many ATV rides we went on. I will miss Scott’s comments and humor on our group texts, and will always appreciate his genuine concern for others and his cheerful nature! Cheers Scott! Until we meet again my friend!

  • Brandon & Sydney Kent

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Nance family. I have known and loved Scott since he was my scout leader when I was a brand new deacon. My first scout camp was a little rough but he was always keeping an eye on me and lifting me up even when I wasn’t aware of it. Scott was always a positive influence in my life and was always quick to boost you up with his cheerful nature and great sense of humor. After high school Scott gave me my first real job working at his tile company. He taught me many lessons about working hard and living life. After growing up and moving away, I would still bump into Scott from time to time- most notably at Home Depot. I always loved when I needed to make a stop at Home Depot because I knew that I usually had a 50/50 chance of bumping into Scott and catching up with my friend. I’m grateful to have gotten to have Scott be a part of my life, and I know that I am one of many who are blessed to know him. Kris and family, you are in our prayers. I’m grateful for the peace that the gospel brings and our Savior’s loving reassurance of eternal families. Lots of love from our family to yours.

  • To be completely honest, there are so many things I have and hold that are dear to my heart. Scott and Kris and his family are near the very top of that list. We have been the best of friends for almost our entire lives. Those who know us well. Can hardly think of one of us without wondering about the other. I feel like I have lost an appendage and need to relearn how to continue on without bearing the weight to carry on. Reading, learning, and feeling so many others kind words about Scott has made this experience so much easier. Many of you, I have never met. But it brings peace to know Scott has touched so many lives. He was a great friend, husband, father, grandfather, partner in so many memories I cannot repeat on this thread. Even though the “Statute of limitations” has probably run out since our youth! Hahaha. I’m am so grateful that Scott always been there for me. I know he will still be there for those who need him most.

  • Clifford family

    There was never a time when Scott Nance backed down from any challenge; even performing a lip sync at our ward talent show.dressed in drag. He was fun and always had a wry smile on his face. He was never afraid to do the right thing. He never cut corners. When he was doing a kitchen remodel for us, he realized that the tile along an entire wall was not lined up properly. Without hesitation, he deemed it unsatisfactory and redid it. Such a wonderful person who we will miss. God bless the Nance family.

  • Jami Robertson

    I’m sending my heartfelt condolences to the Nance family at this time. I was so hurt to hear of Scott’s passing. Scott’s beautiful wife, Kris & precious daughters, and their families have suffered a devastating loss.
    I was fortunate to have known Scott since junior high school. Later in life, I was lucky to hire him for several projects on some of my properties for tile work. To say that the caliber of his work performance was superior would be an understatement. Scott’s joy & perfectionism in his daily work were displayed while on job sites and worked in harmony with my OCD tendencies that some people can or can’t relate to on doing a job well. I took pride in showing Scott’s excellent bathroom wall tile applications, shower tile designs, and flooring jobs that he installed. I have to say that his eye for color and detail was far beyond my abilities. I knew I could count on him to steer me in the correct direction for any project. I have to mention that in December of 2021, Scott’s latest install he did at a property in Scottsdale ended up being the highest-selling property in Casa Del Monte’s history. The entire master bathroom he deconstructed & rebuilt from the ground up was what absolutely sold it and then progressed into a bidding war. IMO this says a lot considering it’s across the street from Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall on Camelback. I’ll miss his guidance on work projects.
    Nance family, you are in my thoughts & prayers.
    With my deepest sympathy, Jami Robertson

  • Jaime and Nikki Tejeda

    We are very sorry to learn of Scott’s passing. We truly enjoyed being neighbors. We were so surprised how quickly he and Kristine welcomed us to the neighborhood, memorized our names and BIRTHDAYS, and even welcomed the kids to ride the bikes or use the toys left outside from the grandkids. It felt unreal to have such trusting and generous neighbors.

    We have always admired Scott’s passion for his family. We will never forget the bits of advice he gave us, even though in his eyes he was just speaking from the heart. He once said that his home is his happy place. There is no better feeling than to come home after a stressful day of work, walk into his beautiful home and to see his love Kristine. His love for Kristine was so true and deep, and I’m convinced- eternal. What a great example he was. I’m not sure if Scott realIzed how many people he influenced in a positive way, by being his genuine and hardworking self. We are so grateful for knowing him. We love you Kristine and pray for peace and comfort.

    With much love- Jaime, Nikki, Issac, Cassiana, and Kelia Tejeda

  • Edward & Carrie Carlson

    We love the Nance Family. Scott was always kind and genuine. He was an artist. Everything he did, was perfect for our homes. His work increased the value of our property and his friendship increased the quality of my life. I loved every time we could get together as friends to golf or have dinner or camp with the Scouts. If Scott were there, everything would be fun and successful. He was taken way too soon. God be with you all. With much love from the Carlsons.

  • Steve Glickstein

    I knew Scott only professionally — he was the “tile guy” — but from the moment I met him, and throughout all our interactions, he was among the nicest and most sincere guys I’ve known. A true gentleman. I never met Scott’s family, but I could see how much he loved his wife and daughters….he spoke of them with such pride and happiness. The Lord has not created many like Scott. I will miss him.

  • Brad and Lynanne Cottle

    We met Scott and Kris when we moved into the Cooley park ward 11 years ago. We became instant friends. Scott and Kris have such inviting and contagious personalities. Double dates, church activities, golf outings, UFC fight nights at Scott’s house with all you can eat pizza and wings, Bosa donut runs, Mexican food dives, car shows with Jim Glauser, enlightening conversations about raising girls, and so on. Scott will be missed immensely. Our love and prayers are with Kris and his beautiful daughters. Until we meet again…..

  • Miguel cisneros

    hello nance family it hurts me a lot to hear this news of knowing what happened to my teaching father and having given me the knowledge to work, I beg my father God to take him to rest and give you resignation I feel a lot of pain in my chest not having been able to go visit you again I love you very much greetings from the lazy little mexican of miguel cisneros

  • Dave & Luan Bennett

    Kris and Family,

    We love your family so much. We were so sad to hear of Scott’s passing. We have such cherished memories of the Nance Family when we were in the Enrose Ward together. Golf trips to St. George, the “dirt bike club”, Young Men / Women activities, summer ski trips to the lake, Scout camps and overnighters, the list goes on and on. Scott was always the life of the party. Everything was more fun when the Nance Family was involved.

    We loved how dedicated he was as a husband and father. Thank you for including current pictures of your beautiful family. We send our love and gratitude for your friendship. We feel very blessed for having considered your family as friends.

    We Love You All,
    Dave, Luan and Family

  • Dilworth Brinton Jr

    Scott was an excellent scoutmaster and influenced the lives of many young men in the 61st ward.

  • Chris & Teresa Williams

    We love the Nance family and are sorry we just now learned of Scott’s passing. What an amazing Sunday school teacher the Nance team was for our girls. They know girls! Kris you and your beautiful daughters will be in our prayers!! All our ❤️

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