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Date of Birth: August 12, 1947

Date of Death: September 09, 2019

Scott was born in Powell, Wyoming on August 12, 1947 to Doris and Jock Evans. He lived in this small Wyoming community until his family moved first to Rock Springs, Wyoming for a short time and then to Casper, Wyoming where he finished high school. He received a full drama scholarship and attended Casper College for two years. Following his marriage to Denise O'Connell in 1967, he moved to Laramie, Wyoming and attended the University of Wyoming for the next 5 years. He received a BA in History and a Doctor of Juris Prudence in 1972. With a law degree in hand, Scott was awarded the Reginald Heber Smith Fellowship and was sent to Anchorage, Alaska where he specialized in poverty law. He also took his family into the Alaskan bush for two years where he provided legal services to predominantly Eskimos living in Nome and the Seward Peninsula. Following this adventure, Scott relocated to Hilo, Hawaii in 1976 and became a private attorney for the next five years. In 1981, the family returned to Casper, Wyoming where Scott became the elected District Attorney for Natrona County. In 1987, Scott took his last legal position in Phoenix, AZ with the Maricopa County Attorney's office as a county prosecutor. He was awarded Southeast Division Attorney of the Year in 2002. After 24 years of dedicated service to victims of crime, he retired in February, 2011. Scott had four passions: God, Family, Justice and Theatre. A committed Christian and follower of Jesus Christ, Scott was always quick to give his testimony and encourage others to consider the cross. He also loved the study of eschatology (end times) and in depth Bible study. Scott felt called to seek justice in the system for those who did not have a voice. He worked for several years in child sex crimes and capital crimes. While known in many circles as an aggressive prosecutor, there was another side to Scott that tapped into his creative talent. Scott loved the theatre both as a patron and a performer. There was never a role he wouldn't be happy to play. In the course of his life it's estimated he performed in at least 100 plays and musicals. Outstanding reviews came when he thrilled audiences in Hilo, Hawaii with his rendition of Fagin in Oliver, Bottom in Midsummer Night's Dream and Job in JB. In recent years, Scott became involved with MoezArt Productions in Phoenix, AZ. His more memorable roles include Mr. Bennet in Pride and Prejudice, Mayor Shinn in the Music Man, Andrew Carnes in Oklahoma and Mr. Woodhouse in Emma. Scott served five years as a board member for MoezArt Productions. He held all his fellow thespians in high regard and often said they made his golden years truly "golden." Scott's family describes him with the following adjectives: Wordsmith, witty, passionate, lover of theater, enamored by children, dog dad, long-suffering, devoted to family, book worm, quirky, unprocessed, perceptive, generous, analytical, and a true believer in Christ. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Denise Evans; his son Ryan Evans and his two boys, Connor and TJ; his son Damon, wife Elise and their four children: Chloe, Haylie, Sophie and Kelson; and his daughter Erinn, husband Jason Baehr and their three children: Brendan, Lily and Oliver. He also has one brother, Tom Evans and a sister, Abby Cassidy.

Service Information

Scottsdale Bible Church in the Chapel 7601 E Shea Blvd Scottsdale, AZ 85260 September 16, 2019 11:00 AM with reception and light lunch to follow


In lieu of flowers, you may donate to Scott's favorite non-profit, MoezArt Productions.