Scott Brockwell Garrity

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Scott Brockwell Garrity passed from this world to be with the Lord on June 28 in Missoula, Montana. Scott was born on Sept. 2, 1982 in California, and moved with his family to Bozeman, Montana, at the age of 3.

He attended Heritage Christian School, Chief Joseph Middle School, and graduated from Petra Academy in 2001. Scott was an inherently curious individual, with an insatiable appetite for learning. After finishing his formal education, he dedicated himself to the study of multiple topics that captured his attention including mycology, gardening, food, religion and spirituality.

As a child, Scott loved animals and participated in 4H with his horse, chickens, and turkeys. He enjoyed skiing at Bridger Bowl, skateboarding with friends, and hunting with his dad and brothers. He was musically gifted and could be found playing his African drums along Main Street on sunny days, or a spontaneous tune on the family piano.

As an adult, Scott was a free-spirited adventurer. He loved to travel, leaving a wake of friends wherever he went. People were drawn to Scott's quick wit, quirky sense of humor, and ability to make people laugh and think. He had a way of leaving an indelible impression on those he met.

He was passionate about people, and was tuned in to the needs of others. He often displayed selflessness and a desire to help anyone he encountered by offering food, clothing, shelter or simply a listening ear and sage advice.

Scott is survived by his two children, Malachi and Dawna, his parents, Michael Garrity and Cynthia Garrity, sisters Dierdre (Dion) and Sarah (Paul), and brothers Steven (Keely), Ryan, Burt Hamner and Tom (Kirsten) Hamner.

A graveside service will be held at Sunset Hills Cemetery in Bozeman on Saturday, July 16 at 3 p.m. All who knew Scott are welcome to attend. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Poverello Center in Missoula, Montana. You may donate online at
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on July 13, 2016
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