Scott Paul Kelly

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Scott Paul Kelly was born on July 2, 1984, in Cald­well, Idaho, the youngest of eight chil­dren born to Keith and Mel­leta Kelly. He spent his child­hood and early adult years in Orem, Utah. He grad­u­ated from Tim­pano­gos High School in May of 2003. On Dec. 2, 2003, he joined the U.S. Ma­rine Corps. He was a proud mem­ber, serv­ing two tours in Op­er­a­tion Iraqi Free­dom, and was awarded the Pur­ple Heart af­ter be­ing se­verely wounded dur­ing his sec­ond tour by an im­pro­vised ex­plo­sive de­vice (IED). He was a pa­triot and em­bod­ied the Ma­rine spirit of honor, courage and com­mit­ment.

Scott would usu­ally show up like a whirl­wind, of­fer­ing hugs and shar­ing laughs, in­spir­ing those around him to live life to the fullest, and to rise above in rough sit­u­a­tions. He served as the pres­i­dent of the UVU Stu­dent Vet­er­ans club be­gin­ning in Jan­uary 2017, a role he was ner­vous to take on but did with great lead­er­ship. He was part of two award-win­ning pub­lic re­la­tions cam­paigns for stu­dent vet­er­ans that won both na­tional and state awards. Scott said the Vet­er­ans Suc­cess Cen­ter helped him through some of the most dif­fi­cult times in his life as he felt the peo­ple there re­ally cared about the vets.

He joined Team Ru­bi­con, an emer­gency re­sponse team, and fought wild­fires with other mil­i­tary vet­er­ans. It was in­cred­i­bly hard work, and he did it well. He served his coun­try and every­one around him with ev­ery ounce of love and courage he had. He had sev­eral tat­toos, in­clud­ing two that were very per­sonal and had sa­cred mean­ing to him: Life for a life and Find com­fort in the pain.

Scott will be re­mem­bered for the un­mis­tak­able way he in­spired and touched the hearts of every­one around him. He had a big per­son­al­ity and could make just about any­one laugh. It was one of his great­est qual­i­ties. He will be missed be­yond words by his fam­ily and friends and all his bud­dies at the UVU Vet­er­ans Suc­cess Cen­ter and Team Ru­bi­con.

Scott is sur­vived by his wife Re­becca and her three chil­dren: Kadance Marie, Ge­or­gia Mae and Jour­ney Tay­lor; his par­ents, Keith and Mel­lett, and their other chil­dren: Mishell, Shane (Sariah), Shan­non (Sherri), David (Hol­lie), Dale (Jana), Matt, and Sha­launa (Ja­son); and lots of nieces and neph­ews.

Fu­neral ser­vices were held on March 27, 2017, in the Utah Vet­er­ans Me­mo­rial Chapel at Camp Wil­liams. Burial was in the Utah Vet­er­ans Me­mo­rial Park at Camp Wil­liams.

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