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Obituary: LOVELESS, SCOTT

Published: Sunday, Dec. 28 2014 2:39 p.m. MST

Scott W. Loveless1948 ~ 2012Devoted family man and avid fly fisher, Scott Warner Loveless died at 63 on March 20, 2012 of colon cancer.Born in Salt Lake City on December 6, 1948, he received a B.A. from the University of Utah in 1972. Scott graduated from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. with a J.D. in 1976 and an LL.M. in taxation in 1978. While at Georgetown, Scott was editor of the International Law Journal. Admitted to the bar in Virginia, Colorado and Utah, he began his career in Washington, D.C. as a legislative aide for Utah Senator Wallace Bennett and later worked as legislative counsel to Congressman J. Kenneth Robinson of Virginia on the Appropriations Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives.From 1978 to 1979, he worked at Holme, Roberts & Owen in Denver and was later Vice President and General Manager of Mountain States Management Company. He began working with his current law firm, now known as Parr Brown Gee & Loveless, in 1979 where he was an expert in mergers and acquisitions. Scott was a guest lecturer at The Cambridge Institute, the President's Forum of the Entrepreneur Institute, and the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute. Scott frequently testified as an expert witness throughout his legal career and he represented clients in hundreds of transactions and two more well known transactions were the sale of the Salt Lake Stingers (now known as the Salt Lake Bees) to Larry H. Miller, and the SkyWest Airlines purchase of Atlantic Southeast Airlines from Delta Airlines.Scott taught mergers and acquisitions for seven years as an adjunct professor at the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University. He was one of the founding board members of an international association of law firms now known as Meritas.From 2004-2006, he was President of The Days of '47, Inc., following 15 years of service as its legal counsel, a member of the Board of Trustees and Executive Committee. He also served on the Board of Directors for Pioneer Theatre Company, the Salt Lake Council of the Boy Scouts of America Executive Board of Trustees, and the Capitol Hill Kiwanis.Scott served from 2002 to 2010 in the Salt Lake Stake Presidency, following more than seven years on the High Council. He also served in two bishoprics, the Ensign Peak Ward Elders Quorum Presidency, the Young Men's Presidency and as Stake Mission President. He was a Gospel Doctrine teacher and, in his own words, a "lousy" home teacher.He married his kindergarten sweetheart, Kathy Wood Loveless, an international professional speaker and former Miss Utah for Miss America. They have two daughters Lindsey (Chris) Eaton of Woods Cross, Utah, and Amanda (John Braun) of Champaign, Illinois. They also have three grandchildren, Madison, Cameron, and Bradley. His mother, Evelyn, and siblings Richard (Sharon), Patty Lindquist, Kathy (Russell) Cryder, and many nieces and nephews survive him. Scott's father, Ray Loveless, predeceased him.He will be remembered best for his prodigious intelligence, generosity, ever-present sense of humor, and his great love for people.In lieu of flowers, tax-deductible donations may be made to the Scott W. Loveless Scholarship Fund with checks made payable to "The Days of '47, Inc. in memory of Scott W. Loveless" and mailed to Parr Brown Gee & Loveless, 185 South State Street, Suite 800, Salt Lake City, Utah 84111.Friends may add to a Memory Keeper by bringing stories and photographs with notes, or by leaving a message at www.larkincares.com under Scott's obituary.Service: Tuesday, March 27, 2012, noon, Salt Lake Stake Center, 142 W. 200 N., Salt Lake City, Utah.Viewing: Monday, March 26, 6-8 pm, Larkin Mortuary, 260 E. South Temple, SLC; Tuesday, March 27, 10:30-11:30 am, Salt Lake Stake CenterInterment: Salt Lake City Cemetery.