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Scott Barton Porter

05/07/1952 - 02/24/2024
Service Date: 03/02/2024
Service Time: 5:30 pm
Service Location: Memorial Dinner All Invited Please See Below

Scott Barton Porter was born in Monticello, Utah on May 7th, 1952 to Eugene and Anne Porter. He was one of six children. Siblings are Alan Porter, Cindy Buer, DeeAnne Christopherson, Sandy Porter, and Matt Porter. He met his wife, Garla Knight, while working together at Hogue Printing in Mesa, Arizona. They were married on April 20th, 1973, and enjoyed over 50 years of marriage together. They welcomed five children, Chad (Lupe) Porter, Rachel (Robert) Wren, Michaella Porter, Jesse (Wendy) Porter, and Sara (Sean) Bogan and 15 grandchildren. He was surrounded by his family when he returned to his Heavenly family on Saturday, February 24th, 2024.

Scott spent his youth exploring the outdoors on Blue Mountain Ranch owned and operated by his parents. He learned hard work side by side with his parents and siblings to maintain the land, including breaking the horses. He loved anything in nature, outdoors, camping, hunting, hiking, off-roading, and impromptu trips with his children and grandchildren. He also loved his country.

Scott started out as pressman in the newspaper industry. He worked diligently, excelling at whatever job he was promoted to. This required moving to different locations to gain experience. Always moving up the ladder to become the Production Director at The Spectrum in St. George, Utah. The next 14 years were spent as Senior Vice President of Operations for Utah Media Group, Salt Lake City, Utah where he retired from a long 53 year career.

Scott’s greatest joy in life was his wife, children, grandchildren, and the many, many random acts of kindness and service he constantly provided. As members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints we know that families are forever!

Till we meet again Dad!

With love, your Family


Services will be Saturday, March 2nd, 2024

5:30 pm: Visit and enjoy a casual dinner with us

7:00 pm: Program


Cultural Hall

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

9431 E. Point Twenty-Two Blvd.

Mesa, AZ 85212

Enter on the West side of the building.


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*Zoom link will be provided for those that cannot be with us in person.



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.


  • So sorry to hear of Scott’s passing. I didn’t know Scott but I worked at the Newspaper Agency when Scott was there and he was always kind to me.

  • Susan Collins

    Scott was a classmate of mine in Monticello, Utah. He was one of the nicest boys I have ever met! Even though I haven’t seen him since 8th grade, we somehow connected on fb and have stayed in touch. I will miss his comments. Prayers and love to his family. We will all meet again, someday.

  • I work under Jim at the Newspaper he was a good and fair boss. Sorry to hear about his passing.

  • Garla, Bruce and I are very grateful for the wonderful visit we had with you at church when you and Scott were passing through Monticello a few months ago. We were so saddened to hear of Scott’s sudden passing. He always had such a cute smile, twinkle in his eye, and Barton dimples. I have many good high school memories of Scott and the Porter family. Our thoughts are with you and pray that you and your family will have peace and solace in the days and weeks ahead.

  • Tina Frasier Winkler

    My Deepest heart felt Condolences go out to The Porter Family & extended family members.
    During this time of Loss ?

  • A friend of mine since junior high sent me Scott’s obituary last night. Steve and I were shocked to read he passed. You guys were/are such a cute couple. Scott really did well for himself. You must have had a wonderful marriage. I’m sorry we have lost touch with you guys. But it sounds like you made a wonderful family. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

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