Scott Edward Clouse

03/29/1962 - 01/06/2020
Service Date: 01/11/2020
Service Time: 9:00 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints- Gilbert Stake Center
Visitation Date: 01/10/2020
Visitation Time: 6-8 PM
Visitation Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints- Gilbert Stake Center
Interment: City of Mesa

Scott Edward Clouse, after a courageous battle with depression, left this life on January 6th, 2020 at the age of 57.  He was born into a loving family on March 29th, 1962 in Mesa, Arizona. He lived in Gilbert Arizona for the past 22 years.  Scott is survived by his wife of 35 years, Angie Wilkins Clouse and five beautiful children and their spouses, Dustin Clouse (Heather), Alicia Durette (Brian), Weston Clouse (Darian), Savanna Clouse and Larissa O’Toole (Brian) and six wonderful grandchildren, Kayla, Cooper, Indy, Briar, Kenzie and Kara.  Scott was preceded in death by his mother, Sharon Schlink, and is survived by his Father Larry Clouse (Revis) and seven siblings, Curtis Clouse (Denise), Russell Clouse (Shelle), Susan Wadsworth (Mike), Terry Thomas (David), Kathy Smith (Wayne), Gayle Standage (Richard), and Carla Spear (Dave).  He grew up in Mesa and graduated from Mesa High School in 1980.  He served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Ecuador in the early 80’s and still has cherished friendships from the people he served.  Scott lived a life of serving others and loving his family.  Many benefited from his skills as a master craftsman.  His woodworking and cabinetry talents have beautified many of his friends homes including his own.  He served in many capacities in the church and loved working with the youth at Boys and Girl’s camps, cooking many delicious meals that are still talked about to this day. He was an avid hunter and outdoors-man and had many cherished memories with his children and friends.  His appreciation for nature was so beautiful to watch.  Another passion was the Clouse Family Farm at his home.  He had many friends (animals) that he cared for, chickens, pigeons, peacocks, goats, and turtles.  He fed and nurtured them everyday.  He was known as farmer Scott.  He had an orchard of citrus that allowed him to juice orange juice and give to many family and friends each season.  Scott was a true friend who was loyal, selfless, helpful, and would do anything for anyone.  He was dedicated to his family, work, church and doing good to others.  We will miss Scott with all our heart as he touched many lives in his life and will be missed dearly by his family and friends.  Scott will be in our hearts forever and “because someone we love is in heaven, there’s a little bit of heaven in our home”.

Funeral Service will be Saturday January 11th, 2020 at 9:00 am at the Gilbert Arizona Stake Center, 777 East Elliot Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85234.  There will be a viewing at the same Gilbert Arizona Stake Center 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Friday January 10th, 2020 and with a brief viewing at 8:00 am prior to the funeral service.  Interment Mesa Cemetery, 1212 N. Center Street, Mesa, AZ 85201.

Condolences

  • Nolan Stradling

    My fullest sympathy to Scott’s family, whom I have known for many years. I was Scott’s Scoutmaster and enjoy many memories of camping at Pinto Creek, our “secret pond above Stawberry, and of watching those boys become valuable men in our society. May God’s comfort and peace reach your hearts at this tragic time.

  • Angela Richardson

    I don’t know Scott nor the rest of his family. But, I read his obituary, and I have a sense of love for them all. I just felt impressed to share that feeling of warmth in hopes of reassuring a grieving family that all will be well in the end. Scott has peace in the presence of his Savior and his Heavenly parents, who will succor and care for him. That Healing balm is available to his loved ones and I pray that they find comfort and peace as they go through this very difficult time. You are all loved.❤️

  • I sure do love you guys. My heart aches for you all. A neighbor, and friend forever, all my love, Kayli.

  • Beth Anderson Walen

    I have known the Wilkins family for most of my life. I lived with Angie and her family when I was barely 19 years old, for about 6 months. I never had the chance to know Scott since I have lived out of State since 1990. I know Angie though and what a tremendous wealth of love she holds in her since she was just a very little girl. I am certain beyond anything that Scott is exactly who his obituary speaks of. It is a testament of our Faith that we firmly believe in our Heavenly Father’s Plan for our Salvation and that families are most assuredly and truly…Forever. May Angie and all of she and Scott’s family be comforted at this time and know without a shred of doubt that they will all be together again someday. If you read this message Angie…I love you and always have. God bless you always.

  • Sherwood and Tanya Glazier

    Sherwood and I have very special memories of the Clouse family when we lived in Mesa Second Ward, 1968-1976. We remember Larry, Sharon, and the kids, and I probably taught some of them in Primary. Our thoughts and prayers are with you for peace and comfort at this sad time.

  • I met Scott several years back when he asked permission to shot birds at my place.l think he really enjoyed his time there he was a great shot and we exchanged hunting pictures and stories. I am going to miss him and his smiling face,may god bless him and his family

  • Fern Dickson Dugas

    I was very saddened to hear of the Clouse families tremendous loss at the passing of Scott. I had the pleasure of getting to know the Clouse family as a neighbor for several years. Scott and Angie were both wonderful people to have as neighbors. They were always kind and quick to offer a helping hand to anyone who needed it. It is my fondest wish for Angie and her family that the support of family and friends will give them the strength necessary to get through this very difficult time.

  • We lived near Scott’s Mom and Dad for years. Watched him grow up, tease his Mom, drive that big white truck and pick up food off the ground and eat it just to make my stomach flop and flip. I have many many fond memories! The first day of summer on Spur Street many years we filled hundreds of water balloons and then had a great neighborhood water balloon fight. My one rule was that everyone would stick around after and pick up the fragments of the balloons. Scott was always right there, one of the first to start picking up.
    My favorite memory is when we were decorating for Susan’s wedding. It was during one of those moments when it seemed the task was larger than we could accomplish. At that moment in walks Scott, smiling and bold and bright and said, “ Mom I’m here to do anything you need me to do for as long as you need me.” Sharon had tears! I had tears from afar. Nothing could have been better at that moment! You are missed Scott! Time nor distance can erase my love for you!

  • My dear sweet Angie – Word’s will never express the heart break we feel for your loss & for your family’s loss. You have handled this tragedy with grace, dignity & love. I know God knows your ❤️. May you find His strength like He has always been there for you. May you find peace & know that God is with you. I’m sad that Scott is no longer here. He was a good man who gave so much. May he find the peace that he so desperately seeked. He was extremely lucky to have you. Know how much we love you both. ❌⭕️❤️

  • My dear sweet Angie, we are so sad & heart broken for you and your family’s loss. You have handled this tragedy with grace, dignity & love. I know God knows your ❤️. May you find His strength like He has always been there for you. May you find peace & know that God is with you. I’m sad that Scott is no longer here. He was a good man who gave so much. May he find the peace that he so desperately seeked. He was extremely lucky to have you. Know how much we love you both. ❌⭕️❤️

  • My heart is broken for Angie and the entire Clouse family. Our thoughts and prayers are firmly dedicated to our comfort in Christ and a renewal of peace to your hearts.

    Scott was a great man and a true friend. I love the Clouse family, you each continue to be wonderful examples to all of how to live Christ-like lives and Scott was shining example of this. Scott served in Ecuador just ahead of me. On occasion I would come across people who knew, and without exception, loved Elder Clouse. One of God’s best and a true disciple of Christ.

  • I’m so so terribly sorry for your loss. My heart hurts for Wes, Dustin, Alicia, Savanna, Chic and sweet Angie💔 I know he loved his family so much. Depression is a terrible terrible illness. I love you all and I am sending all love, prayers and comfort I possibly can. ❤️

  • My very closest friend of 45 years. He packed my life with years of memories, hunting trips, campfire stories and faith prompting experiences. Hell of a good man… and an even better friend! Thanks for being part of my life, pard!

  • Charlotte (McWilliams) Bendele

    Angie, though miles separated us and years have quickly passed, my great memories of time spent with you and Scott will never be forgotten. Scott was such a fun guy and a loyal and true friend. I pray that you can be comforted and find joy in the days ahead, until you are reunited for eternity. Sending you my love. ♥️

  • The love I have for the Clouse family extends beyond words. The strength, love, and grace that has been shown throughout this difficult time is the way you all have lived your lives in the time I’ve known each of you. I wish I had a chance to get to know Scott better. And even though I didn’t know him well, the home he invested so much heart and time into shaped my youth. I always felt and still feel safe and loved in the Clouse House. Thank you Scott and Angie for always welcoming everyone into your home with open arms. The prayers, tears, and loving energy has been sent your way this whole week. I am here for you all, always, no matter what. Our community is so much better because of Scott. I know his legacy will continue to live on. All of my love. All of my love. ❤💔

  • The love I have for the Clouse family extends beyond words. The strength, love, and grace that has been shown throughout this difficult time is the way you all have lived your lives in the time I’ve known each of you. I wish I had a chance to get to know Scott better. And even though I didn’t know him well, the home he invested so much heart and time into shaped my youth. I always felt and still feel safe and loved in the Clouse House. Thank you Scott and Angie for always welcoming everyone into your home with open arms. The prayers, tears, and loving energy has been sent your way this whole week. I am here for you all, always, no matter what. Our community is so much better because of Scott. I know his legacy will continue to live on. All my love. All my love. ❤💔

  • Wendy McMillen Aragaki

    What a beautiful life. Find peace Scott and watch over your anazing family. Angie–Love you my friend ❤

  • Mike & Lisa Fiet

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Angie and your family! Praying you feel peace and comfort during this hard time.Love you all!

  • Can’t even find words other than to silently ask for a blessing on all of Scott’s friends and family… and I know that is a very large group. Served in Ecuador with Scott and have loved him ever since. He has a very special place in my heart. He was a spiritual “cream of the crop” man who blessed all who knew him. Wish I could be there tomorrow….. God bless you Scott for being you and making a difference in our lives. Abrazos Hermano!

  • Mortensen Families

    We all leave this mortal life in various ways and circumstances and are always missed by those left behind But I for one am a believer of the importance of “It’s how we lived that is most important” And without a doubt Scott lived well and served always and made His Earthly Family as well as His Heavenly Father/Family Proud !!! My Condolences All

  • Dear Angie, So sorry for the pain and sorrow that you and your family have experienced this last week. I will SO miss the occasional visit from Scotty to my place of business. We had many things in common and I always loved our visits. He was a good man and will be missed by thousands as was obvious from the attendance at his services this weekend. You and the family did a remarkable job on putting together a life celebration and provided many with a deeply spiritual experience as we each mourned the loss of Scott in our own ways. You are an example of a strong and awesome lady that can stand up there and pay tribute to your loving husband as you did so well! I can’t help but think of the joy that Scott is feeling now and as he looked down on the nearly thousand or so people that showed up to honor him at each of the services. I have never seen anything like this. i couldn’t help but shed a tear or two as I saw so many loved ones partake of his citrus after the meeting in the trailer that I helped him build in trade for painting our new house in 1993. Leslie and I are so thankful to call you and Scott our good friends. Love, hugs, and prayers forever.
    Bob & Leslie Hathcock

  • Kerri and Jeff Sevison

    We have friends in common but we did not know Scott personally. He sounds like an amazing man with an amazing family. Our hearts and prayers are with your sweet family. We lost our 18 year old Daughter to depression in 2018. The veil is thinner for us and the Lord will show you an abundance of tender mercies. Please read The Doors of Death talk by Pres.Russell M. Nelson if you haven’t already. Praying for your peace at this difficult time💖

  • Continuing my prayers for you all! Scott was and is still an awesome guy! No undoubtedly doing amazing things in heaven. God bless and comfort you

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