Scott Maxfield Savage
1934 - 2021
Scott Maxfield Savage

Scott Maxfield Savage (born June 23, 1934), son of James Willis and Blanche Maxfield Savage, passed away at his home in Paradise Valley, Arizona, on Friday, April 30, 2021. Scott was born in Delta, Utah, and was orphaned when he was eight years old. He was raised by his dear aunt, Helen Maxfield. Scott married June Bennett in 1955 in the Salt Lake City Temple, and they are the parents of four children: Kristine, Suzanne, Diane and Paul. They have 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Scott graduated from Brigham Young University and earned a PhD in Biochemistry and Soil Science from the University of Illinois. Scott joined the faculty of Northern Arizona University in 1963, where he was an award-winning professor over a career of more than 40 years and served for multiple years as Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Scott volunteered extensively in Scouting, including a tenure as President of the Grand Canyon Council. Scott was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many callings including Bishop and as a member of a Stake Presidency. Scott and June served a mission in San Jose, CA and for years in the Mesa Arizona Temple. Scott was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He will continue to be honored as the patriarch of a growing family, and his legacy of selfless service will be felt for generations.

Services to celebrate Scott's life will be held Saturday May 15th at 11:00 AM at The Church of Jesus Christ Stake Center

3601 E Shea Blvd

Phoenix AZ 85028

Published by The Arizona Republic from May 7 to May 8, 2021.
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The Church of Jesus Christ Stake Center
3601 E Shea Blvd, Phoenix, AZ
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Just a great person and the best Scout Leader ever. I learned so much from him. Received these honors because of him. Really loved the man. Rest in Peace Sir.
Greg Landrith
June 15, 2021
My condolences, to my favorite biochemistry professor at NAU. I still remember his analogy of coupled reactions in Krebs cycle to hiking in the Canyon. RIP
Bill Johnson
May 17, 2021
I consider Brother Savage one of the important mentors in my life. Here are the two thoughts that have come immediately to my mind and heart as I reminisce my youth . . . GOD IS A CHEMIST. And "Never give up what you want most for what you want in the moment." I have had this little maxim of his run through my mind MANY times throughout my life. Sending so much love as we mourn with you.
Jennifer Brinkerhoff Platt
May 11, 2021
Dear June, We are saddened to learn of Scott's passing. Each of us hold fond memories of days at NAU with you both. We always appreciated Scott's humor. He was a wonderful colleague and a superb teacher of students. We are privileged to have known and worked with him. We send sympathetic comfort to you and your family at this time. Our loving thoughts, Don and Linda
Don and Linda Gilbert
May 9, 2021
I´m sorry to hear of Dr Savage´s passing. I took Chemistry from him in the early seventies. He was a gifted educator and one of my all time faves. Nobody left his class without knowing a LOT more than when they went in. Like me, I´m sure thousands of kids who thought they´d hate Chemistry found his class fascinating. I wish every prof I had was as good as Scott Savage. My sympathies.
Bill Jenney
May 8, 2021
We send our sympathy and love at this time of your loss. We did not have the pleasure of knowing your father except as expressed by your fine example. We pray for the blessings of peace and comfort for you and your family.
Fran and Jerry Nordmeyer
May 6, 2021
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