SCOTT R. WELDY Scott R. Weldy passed away on Tuesday April 15th, 2014, due to sudden heart failure. Scott was born in Long Beach, CA, and raised in Apple Valley. He attended Apple Valley High School and graduated Class of 1975. He went on to attend Victor Valley Community College and later transferred to his dream school Cal Poly SLO where he majored in Electrical Engineering. During his college years Scott was also employed by NASA as an Engineering Aid at Edwards Air Force Base. After college he moved back to Apple Valley and opened up his first business, Golden Land Sound Company where he worked with long-time friend, Todd Jansen. Scott had many professions in the High Desert starting as a child at his folk's grocery store, Weldy's Market, to Western Auto, and others. He went on to work at KFC where he met the love of his life, Kim Manning, of Hesperia. Together they had one son, Alex, in 1989, of whom Scott was immensely proud. Scott then got a job at DTS and eventually landed at Apple Valley Ranchos Water Company. While at AVRW he began a rewarding career of 17 years, which eventually led him to the position of General Manager. He considered Ranchos his family and was passionate about ensuring the community had the best quality water possible. He also served as a Board Member of the Mojave Water Agency during his early years at Ranchos. Following in the footsteps of his father, John, he took it upon himself to give back to the community. He joined the Rotary Club of Apple Valley in 2008 and was President at the time of his passing. Through Scott's extensive networking in Rotary and the High Desert, he was able to orchestrate fundraising that benefited the local community and youth programs. He loved the programs that involved helping the children and this is recognized by many as his most rewarding contribution in life. Scott was dedicated to making positive impacts in the community, focusing on sustainable growth opportunities in hope that the residents of Apple Valley were content in their homes. Scott enjoyed family and friends above all else, regularly entertaining and hosting parties & events at his home. Scott was a true renaissance man who excelled at so many things, from business man to handy man to outdoor grill chef, he could do it all. He also had a wonderfully goofy side and could quote movies like Caddyshack with the best of them. No matter what you were doing, from the critical to the comical, Scott was the one you would want by your side. Scott was preceded in death by his parents, John and Patricia, and is survived by his wife Kim, son Alex, brother John III and his wife Rebecca, along with nephew John IV. A celebration of life for Scott will be held at Sunset Hills Memorial Chapel on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 11:00 AM, with a reception on the patio to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Rotary Club of Apple Valley Foundation – PO Box 943 Apple Valley, CA 92307.
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Sunset Hills Memorial Park & Mortuary
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Published in the Daily Press from Apr. 20 to Apr. 22, 2014