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Scott Taylor Powell

05/28/1957 - 12/21/2020
Interment: Mountain View Cemetery

Scott was born in Pima, AZ and enjoyed all the advantages that come from growing up in a small town. As a boy he spent many hours riding his bike all over town with his dog Roscoe. As he got older he developed a love of music and was 1st trombone in the All-State Orchestra. In his graduating class of 29 students he did it all: senior class president, football player, and marching band. It was no secret that his Grandma Taylor and all his aunts loved and doted on him. It seems that being everyone’s favorite was a continuing theme in Scott’s life.

Scott had so many interests, hobbies, and responsibilities it’s no wonder he was able to find common ground with everyone he met. He loved anything that had to do with airplanes and was often giddy just driving to the airport. Travel was his passion and it seemed the more places he saw, the more places he wanted to go. Planning the trip was half the fun for him and he has instilled in each of his children a curiosity about all the places and people the world has to offer. His mission in Korea instilled in him a lifelong love for the Orient and he couldn’t seem to get enough of his Korean soap operas and K-Pop! Scott loved big cities, old movies, car shopping, and going to the mall on Christmas Eve just to watch all the frantic shoppers. He valued being well-groomed and we rarely saw a hair out of place, except of course when he was on the beach with a pepsi.

Scott was kind, humble, loyal, and genuine. He had a smile that radiated love. He always put others first and was never interested in flaunting his own successes and achievements. He listened intently and was always ready to extend love, encouragement, and support. He truly loved getting to know people on a personal level, which probably explains his hatred of social media. You always felt like the most important person in the room when you were with Scott. He spent his whole life serving in and outside the church, and found great joy in helping others draw closer to Jesus Christ.

More than anything Scott loved his family. He was a devoted son, brother, uncle, husband, father, and Papa. He was always counting down the days until he could see his grandsons again.  In word and deed he let everyone in his family know they were loved, valued, and needed. We look forward to the day when we will be reunited again and know that he is close by cheering us on, just like he was while he was on this earth.

Scott is survived by his wife Joni, his daughter Stacie (Jesse), his sons Kevin and Ryan, and his grandsons Graham, Wes, and Lee.

A memorial service will be held a later date when it is safe and responsible to do so. Thank you to everyone who has offered love, support, prayers, and kindness during this difficult time.


  • Scott was my friend through my work. What an amazing and KIND man. Always so friendly and cheerful. He took the time to know you and he always expressed sincere interest in whatever you would share. His soul just radiated a true Christ like love and acceptance He will be so missed. Love, prayers and hugs to his family

  • Nothing but love and respect for Scott.

  • Stephanie Allred Magleby

    As an incredibly awkward teenager, Scott was my hero. Always kind. Always respectful. He was my standard for what a gentleman should be. It was my privilege to have known him.

  • Vergal Williams

    I can’t really see what I’m typing and can’t think straight because of how I feel but I would just simply like to say I love the man Bishop Powell has helped me and shown me to be in the little bit of time I have known him. I wish I could have done more and been there more but I regret nothing that was done or shared with this lovely man. I pray your family knows that you walked into heaven as if you owned it, your not perfect but your a perfectly imperfect representation of his Kingdom. You will be missed but know it’s Jesus turn to not have to miss you so much.

  • Bob and Kathy Koepke

    Scott was so fun he always helped with Girls Camp and with Boy Scouts. All of my kids remember him as a fun stable leader. With a penchant for watching for the kid off on the side. Thank you for being you. Take care of those in Heaven. Comfort to your sweet Family.

  • Rick L. Johnson

    One of the finest men that walked this earth. I only wish that I could be as good. Now he walks with the Savior.

  • Tommy ellingson

    I can’t even begin to tell you the impact that Scott has had on my life as a bishop, all of the time effort and meetings he put into me has made me gain a stronger testimony. I love this man and I can’t wait till I see him again!!

  • Sherry Fletcher

    Scott was one of my favorite people. I loved seeing him in the Temple where he would flash me a big smile and shake my hand. My heart is saddened for Joni and their family. Grant and so pray for you to have comfort and peace in your memories and in the gospel.

  • Scott did our taxes since 2014 and I didn’t knew him on a personal level. But, I thoroughly enjoyed visiting with Scott every time we got together. I had the utmost respect and admiration for him as a person! I referred my daughter and mother (95 yr old) to him and knew he would treat them like his own family. He was way too young! May his family find peace in their faith.

  • Mary Ann Wunder

    Scott was a consumate professional while also being a caring advisor. He will be so missed.

  • My heart aches as I just became aware of Scott’s passing today. Scott has been my accountant for the past 26 years. I met him when I was 20 years old. Scott was always there to support me, listen to me and always gives words of encouragement. I am blessed to have known Scott. He is a treasure that will never be forgotten. May God Bless his family and loved ones.

  • Charles and Leslie Streu

    We are saddened and shocked to hear of Scott’s passing. We have known Scott for over 25 years. He was a gentleman and a pleasure to visit with on so many occasions dealing with taxes and finance. He loved to talk airplanes and adventure since we where in the air transport industry. His smile, professionalism, and personal relationship will be missed. God Bless and God Speed.

  • Shelley and Hal Winters

    We are taken back with shock as we learned today about Scott’s passing. Our hearts are overflowing with sorrow and compassion for his family, professional associates and friends. It was our pleasure to have Scott as our accountant. There was no doubt we could trust him and his advice. He could put us at ease immediately with his kind demeanor and professionalism. We loved to talk about the times, religion, family and grandchildren. There was no doubt he loved the special people in his life. To his family we extend our sincere condolences and love.

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