A mentor to me. A man that I can't do without his words. When I read his
experience my is very clear and confirm to me that all those that obtain that
seat are first hand with fellowship with the spirit. Farewell to his rest until
we all meet in the FATHER'S presence.
I have a special place in my heart for this man. He will be missed.@Chris. All of us who follow sports know that the only thing you are
"proud" of is the UofU PAC12 membership.But still, those are
the nicest words I've seen you post.
Elder Scott. my mentor, i love but Heavenly Father Loves you most... till we
meet again at Jesus Christ feet.
Wendell, it's not over, you can still have what you desired at one time.
You can be more than just happy with your decision. I don't mean to sound
simplistic, but all the Savior ever wanted any of us to do is just believe. One
tiny little ingredient, maybe that is all you have ever needed, just the choice
to believe. I would say that it is worth another try. Happy for your children!
A powerful love story...
Thanks to Chris B. If the family has time to read all of these comments, Chris,
your telling them, "but peace to him and his family" is very appropriate
at this time. I liked Elder Scott and his advice "saved"
one of my friends in a time of deep despair and she wasn't LDS either His
advice and counsel was appropriate for all and he gave to all freely. What a
wonderful life he led.
My Aunt often spoke of her love for Sister Scott, one of her Mission
companions.We will miss Elder Scott's measured, quiet,
controlled, and peaceful tone in General Conference.
I came to love this man like no other. Such a gentle loving man with kind and
loving words. I hope to see you again Elder Scott. I know your are happier now.
Soon after being called as an Apostle, Elder Scott spoke at a meeting in which I
was in attendance. As a young college student, I remember him challenging those
of us who were struggling with our testimonies to do some very specific things
in order to fully believe. If not for that particular talk, I likely would have
left the church as an 18 year old and would have never returned. I
vowed then and there to do every single thing he suggested in order to gain a
testimony of my own. I served a mission almost exclusively because of this
particular talk. I remained an active, albeit unbelieving member for 21 more
years before the disappointment of not gaining a testimony of my own became too
much to handle and I made the decision to leave the church. While I am happy
with my decision, I will always be grateful to Elder Scott for helping me remain
a member long enough to have 5 incredible, fully-believing children, who very
happily have testimonies of their own. Even though the LDS faith is not for me,
I see the joy my children get from the gospel, and I thank Elder Scott for that.
I've known for many years that I would cheer for Elder Scott when he got to
go Home and be with his dear Jeanene again. He so faithfully held to his
love for her and sacrificed to wait for her.I am so glad they are back
FoucaultAlpine, UTEven an atheist can receive the Spirit of
God and feel of it. When I first felt it, it started at the bottoms of my feet,
traveled completely upward to the top of my head. I felt such a powerful,
wonderful feeling that I could not speak. The tears flowed and I continued to
have this wonderful, beautiful, powerful spirit throughout my body for an hour
or so. I had no desire to do or think of anything wicked. I knew at that time
that the Lord was testifying to me of the truthfulness of the restored Gospel of
Jesus Christ and the veracity of the calling of the Prophet Joseph Smith and of
the living Prophet at that time, President David O McKay. I still receive
similar feelings to this day, however, not nearly so strong - but they are there
and still bring tears to my eyes. I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior and my
Redeemer, and that God, His and my Father, lives.He has given us this world and
the air we breathe, and all of the blessings of this life on Earth.
Chris BSalt Lake City, UTThank you, Chris, for your kind
respect for Elder Scott. But, never say never. Strange things happen with the
influence of the Spirit of our Father in Heaven. I'm sure Elder
Scott's father might have said the same thing you are saying about not
being a Mormon. If you open your heart to the Lord Jesus Christ and His Restored
Gospel, I promise you and testify to you that you will receive blessings you
have never considered, and those blessings will change your life for good. Not
only will your life be blessed but also the lives of all of your posterity. I
testify that Elder Scott was an apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ. Elder Scott
has said many times that the Atonement of Jesus Christ is the greatest gift that
has occurred on this planet we call Earth. Please pray about this and Heavenly
Father will touch your heart with His spirit and you will feel it and know that
He loves you and knows you personally.
I have immense respect for this dear man. The thing I loved the most about him
is that he never remarried after his wife passed away. He stayed one hundred
percent loyal to her to the end of his life. In fact towards the end it seems
like nearly every talk mentioned his great love and longing for her. What a
wonderful example for all of us to emulate.
Chris BSending out some much needed love bro.
I'm very much an atheist, but I sincerely hope there's an afterlife of
some sort so Elder Scott may be reunited with his wife.
The thing that impressed me most about Elder Scott was his devotion to his wife,
both before and after she died. May he rest in peace.
I was privileged to sit about 15 feet from him during a conference in the Henry
J. Kaiser auditorium in Oakland CA some years ago where he spoke in front of
several hundred people. He was one of the greatest teachers I have ever listened
to. He was short in stature, but a giant of a man. He was a true Latter-day
Though his death was not unexpected - his health had a downward turn about the
same time that Elder Perry was diagnosed with cancer - he is mourned all the
same.We are grateful for his service as we turn towards what will
come at this coming Conference. I trust we will all easily recognize the hand
of the Lord in all these actions.
Elder Richard G. Scott I have been missing you for some time now, while your
mortal body declined in health, you have helped & touched the lives of
millions & you will be sorely missed by me & millions more. My hope
& prayer is that all the General Authorities learn from your example, a
master teacher you are, your talks have changed me, made me a better man,
father, husband, etc... I shall always remember when we met while I was in the
MTC, before I left to serve in The Ohio Cleveland Mission, it is my heartfelt
prayer that I can rise to live a consecrated life that you showed through your
example. I pray that peace & comfort attend your family on this side of the
veil. I love you like the father I never had!!! I will miss you so very
much!~ Shawn Murphy
Thank you Elder Scott.
Anybody that can survive Admiral Rickover is mentally tough! I will miss Elder
Scott's talks on Gospel Principles.
I will miss the calm manner in which Elder Scott spoke and conducted his life.
I miss him, but I know he is happy.
As man now is, God once was; as God now is, man may be . . . . Elder Scott is
seated in his rightful well-earned place.
We have lost valued and true disciples of our Savior but their messages and
testimonies will be with us forever.
Condolences to his family and close friends and associates. Tough being
alone all those years and to struggle at the end.
Great man. Will miss his Gen Conf talks.
Elder Scott came to my mission. One of the top three most amazing experiences I
have ever had. He had a direct yet gentle way of saying things precisely.
Elder Scott was a kind and gentle man. I learned some of the greatest lessons
of the gospel from his conference addresses.
For purely selfish reasons, I am gong to miss Elder Scott! I know he has
reunited with his dear wife and his loved ones and will soon, or possibly
already has, experienced the embrace of his Savior
@ Chris BAll your post now make since. Thank you for that clarity.
I always loved how Elder Scott talked about his wife. I am so glad their long
separation is over.
I never related to Elder Scott - until I listened to an lengthy interview of him
on the Mormon Channel a few years ago, "discovered" who he really was,
and repented of my hard heart.
God's speed Elder Scott. You'll be missed.
Our Savior is at the helm. He has taken Elder Scott home.
Elder Scott was my mother's favorite General Authority. She loved listening
to his talks, as did the rest of us. Mom has been gone since 2004. I'll bet
she will be among those who are greeting him now!
Life is short. As a child we can all remember how the days seemed to last
forever. Then you're 40, 50, etc. His teachings inspired many, because they
echo the words of Jesus. God bless his family.
He had a great and caring personality. I will miss him.
Listening to Elder Scott talk, you knew he loved and cared for the members of
the church and for the world at large. He will be missed but I am sure he is
happy to be reunited with family and freed from an ailing physical body.
Proud to not be a Mormon, and never will be - but peace to him and his family
Dear dear Elder Scott will be so missed, but I rejoice that he is with his
beloved wife again! When our son died 10 years ago, Elder Scott was amazing in
his efforts to comfort and help us. He had given our son a blessing before his
open heart surgery. Then seeing his obituary in the paper five days later,
drove up to Farmington to stand in a long line to speak with us at Jordan's
viewing. Though he did not know us personally, he did that for us, inviting us
to come visit with him later in his office, where he gave us more words of
comfort and love. I will never forget that kind of selfless service from a
servant of God.
I always loved and appreciated his tenderness and kindhearted delivery of
sermons. He will be missed.
I will dearly miss Elder Scott, but there is nobody happier than he is right
now. How he missed his dear sweetheart. When I returned home from my mission
in the fall of 1976, Elder Scott was a Regional Representative in the
Washington, D.C., area. I attended a young single adult fireside at the
Washington, D.C., stake center at which he spoke. He spoke tenderly and
lovingly of the profound influence his wife had on his life. For example, one
night as they were discussing their life's goals, she said that she was
going to marry a returned missionary. So if he wanted to marry her, he needed
to go on a mission. He did! And the rest, as they say, is history.
Enos 1:27 "And I soon go to the place of my rest, which is with my Redeemer;
for I know that in him I shall rest. And I rejoice in the day when my mortal
shall put on immortality, and shall stand before him; then shall I see his face
with pleasure, and he will say unto me: Come unto me, ye blessed, there is a
place prepared for you in the mansions of my Father. Amen."Elder
Scott: a wonderful, loving man who magnified his calling of being a special
witness of Christ, and now can rejoin his wife and parents in fulfilling his
Sad to hear. Not unexpected. But sad nonetheless. Best wishes to his family.
So next conference the church will be replacing 3 apostles--L Tom Perry, Boyd K
Packer, Richard G Scott--those are some big shoes to fill.
Truly a great man that has returned home to the God that gave him life. He will
He is now experiencing the Love of his Savior Jesus Christ and his Family who
passed before him. God Bless his Family
Dear Elder Scott - we love you and we will miss you. You are revered as a
prophet, seer and revelator, and an Apostle of the Lord. May He bless your