Paul Wayne Scott, born November 18, 1967 in El Centro, CA to Melvin Wayne Scott and Bonnie Lee Hatch, died peacefully in his sleep October 13, 2014 in Bountiful, UT.
Paul was born prematurely and had respiratory distress. He was kept at the hospital until he was strong enough to go home.
As Paul grew it was discovered that he had some developmental delays and that his bones were not developing properly. He was later diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy.
Paul spent the majority of his life in a wheel chair. Despite this, Paul was able to have a fairly normal life. Blessed by the efforts of his parents and siblings and Paul’s desire to be independent, he was able to attend public school, where he had friends and participated in dances and after school activities.
He graduated from Mesa High School in Arizona and then joined his father in Utah, where he lived with his nine siblings and was able to go to Vocational school to further his education. He remained in Utah the rest of his life.
Paul was a member of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He was able to serve in various callings and enjoyed his service and activity in the church. Paul had a wonderful sense of humor and enjoyed to laugh.
Through times of surgery, illness and daily pains, he was laughing, sometimes so hard he would end up in tears.
Paul is preceded in death by his mother, Bonnie Lee Hatch. Paul was brother to four brothers and five sisters; an uncle to 30 nieces and nephews; a great uncle three times; and loved by many friends.
Funeral services were October 17 in Bountiful. Graveside services at the Blanding City Cemetery were October 18.