Scott, Sherwin Newton
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passed away on February 5, 2013 near Globe, AZ doing what he loved best - hunting. He was 70 years of age. He was born in Denver, CO on June 10, 1942 to Paul Newton Scott and Bertha June Borgstrand. He was a gifted athlete in a variety of sports. He attended the University of Arizona on a full ride baseball scholarship where he was a pitcher during his time there. Sherwin was scouted by the Boston Red Sox with an offer on the table when he tore his knee, which ended his career. However, he used the degree he received in Business Administration to go on to be very successful in many aspects of business. Sherwin had many passions in life, but the two that he will be remembered for most are his love of big game hunting and his championship field trial dogs. He spent many years traveling the world, enjoying the beauty of nature as he hunted a wide variety of species around the globe. He was as comfortable in the mountains of Nepal and the jungles of Africa as he was in his own home. He received many awards and accolades over the years for his hunting abilities. Sherwin also had an uncanny, natural ability to handle his dogs in the field trials. Along with one of his dogs, Ebonstar Lean Mac, they set a record that still stands today by winning twelve national championships in a row. A statue of Lean Mac currently stands outside the Field Trial Hall of Fame. Just recently, in 2012, Sherwin handled one of his newest dogs, Guide, as they went on to win two national champions in one year, which is very rare. His dogs brought him great joy in his life. Sherwin is survived by his sweetheart of many years, Sondra Van Wyk, his sister Shankari Carolyn Scott, his brother Christopher Storm, his three children, Brent Newton Scott, Tiffany Scott, and Tracee Martin as well as Tracee's three children, Alexandra, Natalie, and Tyler. A memorial service will be held on Friday, February 15, at 11:30 a.m. at La Casa de Cristo Lutheran Church - 6300 East Bell Road - Scottsdale, AZ. Private burial at Paradise Memorial Gardens. Donations can be made to River Oak Center for Children - 5445 Laurel Hills Drive -Sacramento, CA 95841 in lieu of flowers. Pinnacle Peak Mortuary handled the arrangements.
8555 E. Pinnacle Peak Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Published in The Arizona Republic on Feb. 12, 2013