Scott Maxfield Savage
Phoenix, AZ—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.
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Published by Deseret News from May 4 to May 7, 2021.