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Lee R. Scott

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Scott, Lee R.
79 of Scottsdale, passed away on February 10, 2014. Lee is the father of 4 and has been married to his lovely wife Sonia for 55 years. He led an accomplished life as a well-respected member of the community, much of it spent in service to others. Mr. Scott served his country proudly in the United States Marine Corps and served during the Korean War. He founded Shadow Mountain Mortuary in 1975 and served countless families in the funeral industry, for 50 years. He was called on often, to serve fallen Members of Law Enforcement, and took special pride in caring for their families. He also served his colleagues as the past president of the Arizona Funeral Directors Association, founder of the AFDA Foundation for Children, and was one of ten trustees in the United States and Canada for the York Children's Foundation. Lee also impacted many through his involvement in the community. He was a Charter member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Northeast Phoenix Boys and Girls Club, and charter member of the board of Trustees for Humana Hospital. He was very active in the North Phoenix Chamber of Commerce and was an organizer of the Paradise Valley Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee. Lee was an active member in many civic organizations including the Paradise Valley Rotary Club, Lion's Club, Paradise Valley Silver Trowel Lodge #29, F. & A.M., Order of Eastern Star, American Legion Post #107, and he served as Trustee for the Phoenix Boys Choir. He was also a longtime member of Paradise Valley United Methodist Church. Lee is remembered by many in the funeral industry as a colleague, teacher, mentor and friend. He is survived by his wife Sonia Scott; daughter, Stephanie Chavez of Tempe, AZ; sons Michael Scott, of Houston, TX and Timothy Scott of El Paso, TX; sisters, Mary Alice Bassham of Wiley, TX and Billie Marie Guerin, of Phoenix, AZ and a brother, Howard Scott of Texas; 9 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Jaclynn and a grandson, Jonathan. Visitation will be, Thursday, 5 to 7 pm, Funeral Services, Friday, 10:00 am, both at Shadow Mountain Mortuary, 2350 E. Greenway Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85022. Interment to follow at Paradise Memorial Gardens. Memorial Contributions may be made to AFCCA Foundation for Children, azfoundationforchildren.org or c/o AZFCCA, 1418 N. Scottsdale Rd., PMB 541, Scottsdale, AZ 85257. Please visit www.shadowmountainmortuary.com to leave on line condolences for the family.

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Published in The Arizona Republic on Feb. 12, 2014
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