In February of 2006, I lost my sweet first husband, Scott. He passed away suddenly, peacefully, and with God in his heart. For over 28 years, he was my love, my best friend, my biggest supporter, and more. He taught me so much about how to love God and reach for knowledge. Scotty allowed me to grow in music, encouraging me the whole way. He was my biggest fan and my best roadie. We were blessed with many friends and incredible people who touched our lives. He was a very special person who loved baseball, music, concerts, a good rare steak, cats, dogs, and to learn more and more about God. Through him I learned to be independent and take on the world when it was necessary. Our life together was an adventure, with nearly four trips across the country, to the heights of mountains, to the edges of the seas, to small and big towns and over many highways. We lived many different places and were lucky to experience things that folks only dream of. Yosemite was an extra-special place for us.It was our first “adventure” when we moved to California in 1979 as a young couple.We managed to visit a few more times before moving with my job to Texas.He loved Yosemite and always wanted to come back!He loved hearing the rushing of the waterfalls in the quiet of the night. He loved seeing the majesty of the cliffs, the lushness of the valley, the view from Glacier Point (even when I made him drive up there so I could photograph the sunrise), and watching me record every aspect of our trips with my camera.We were truly happy here.The hustle and bustle of the world was whisked away and we found peace. On October 2, 2009 (32 years and 1 day after we were married), with the permission of the National Park Service, he forever became a part of this very special place in God’s creation and will rest in peace. I know Scotty is smiling down and happy at the fact that God's provided someone for me to spend the rest of my life with and he's given me the opportunity to love again. David, my 2nd husband, has a wonderful respect for my memories and history with Scotty. I am happy now and am looking forward to moving on into the future. I will never forget Scotty. He was a huge part of making me who I am today! Those who didn't get to meet or know him missed an extra special blessing. I miss him. He will always be part of me and my music. Thank you for all you did for me, Scotty! You will always be in my heart!
P.S.Yosemite’s Chapel has allowed me to share these memories of Scotty with you through their Memory Book.If you feel so led, please honor his memory with a contribution to Yosemite’s Chapel.Scotty was a man of deep faith and would be very pleased. Also, please be supportive of your local animal shelter or SPCA (Scotty loved dogs and cats), and your local Mental Health Association (Scotty had schizophrenia for 23 of our 29 years together).
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