Arvil Howard Scott, 79, Provo, Utah, died Dec. 23, 1970, in an Orem rest home of a lingering illness. He had been in the rest home since June 22, 1970.
He was born Nov. 17, 1891, in Provo, a son of Howard and Eunice Stubbs Scott. He married Mary Ethel Widdison on July 10, 1913, in Charleston, Wasatch Co., Utah. The marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. She died July 4, 1961.
He received his education in Provo city schools and moved to Wasatch County and operated a ranch which his father left to him for 30 years, raising turkeys and farm produce. After their marriage they lived in Charleston and in 1936 they moved to Provo.
He has been manager and president of the West Park Mining Co. in Snake Creek Canyon. He was also president of the Farm Bureau and of the Utah Turkey Growers Association.
Mr. Scott won many awards for horsemanship at the Utah State Fair and awards for raising seed potatoes and turkeys. One of his turkeys was selected and sent by the Utah Turkey Growers Association to the president of the United States.
He was an active member of the George Albert Smith sons of utah pioneers chapter and helped bring many of the old buildings to the Pioneer Grounds at Sowiette Park in Provo. He was a member of the Republican Party and served as a county delegate and other offices in the district.
Mr. Scott was a member of the LDS Church and was a high priest in the Provo 15th Ward at the time of his death. Survivors include one son and four daughters: Wren Arvil Scott, Lake view; Wanda Scott, Provo; Mrs. Gilbert (Stella) Latta, Salt Lake; Mrs. Pharis (Zola) Wright, Heber; Mrs. Robert (Lova) Snider, Elgin, Illinois; 17 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two brothers and two sisters: Fawn, Ruby, Morris, and Delos, He was buried Dec. 28, 1970, in the Provo City Cemetery.Recommend0 recommendationsPublished in