Scott Reed Gardner, 45, passed away in San Antonio, Texas from complications of Covid after valiantly fighting for his life for 102 days. We are forever grateful for the sacrifices his sweetheart Jenn made to stay by his side for 101 of those days despite being 1,300 miles from home. Scott was born July 17, 1976 to Lyndon and Shauna Palmer Gardner in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Scott was an extremely hard worker. He started mowing lawns at age 8 and learned the importance of working hard and saving money. He had many successful small businesses throughout his life and always had a side hustle. Scott loved playing football and other sports throughout his school years and was a big 49er fan.
Scott watched his sisters be bullied in school and became a fierce protector of them. As a result he wanted to project an extremely confident, no fear persona to the world and built up a reputation for being a ladies man and daredevil. Those who knew him best knew he wanted love and acceptance so he exemplified treating others like he wanted to be treated. He always looked out for the underdog and was fiercely loyal to his family and friends. He had a big heart, magical hugs and was known for his words of wisdom.
Scott's LDS faith was important to him and he was great about being accepting of everyone regardless of their beliefs. Scott was patriotic and loved talking politics. He loved electronics and especially CB and ham radios. He drove truck and was an equipment operator throughout his life. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends. He had a rare ability to see everyone he loved as family regardless of titles. He loved Superman and was our superhero for always stepping up and showing up for us. He taught us the most valuable lesson of all by simply being who he was, a fighter who endured to the end.
He found true love and acceptance and married Jenny Marie Dooley on December 21, 2019 in Ogden, Utah. Scott adopted their daughter Peyton on September 1st, 2020 and all three were given special permission to be sealed for time and all eternity on December 12, 2020 in the Cedar City, Utah Temple.
Survived by his loving wife, Jenn and their children, Jason (Ally) Gardner of Woods Cross, Utah; Isaiah (Madison) Howard of Draper, Utah; Justyne (Harold) Jackson of Washington, Utah; Kailey Jackson of Wellington, Utah; Brianne (Jamie) Jellings of Kearns, Utah; Faythe (Da'vontae) Howard of Salt Lake City, Utah; Peyton Gardner of Castle Dale, Utah; his parents; his sisters Jennifer Gardner, Valerie (Lee) Earl and Amylyn (Chris) Christensen; grandsons Jake Johnson and Beckett Jellings and two on the way; many other wonderful family members and friends.
Preceded in death by his grandparents, his Uncle & Aunt Darrell & Kathryn Gardner.
A visitation will be held Thursday, March 17, 2022 at Fausett Mortuary, 720 North Center Street, Castle Dale from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Funeral services will be Friday, March 18, 2022 at Castle Dale Stake Center at 2:00 pm with a visitation from 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm. *We are honoring Scott's life by doing a Superman theme. If you want to be a part of it, please wear dark maroon and some kind of a small accessory with a Superman shield.*
Live-streaming of the funeral can be viewed at Fausett Mortuary Facebook page.
Interment will follow in the Castle Dale Cemetery entrusted to Fausett Mortuary.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook and share memories of Scott at www.fausettmortuary.com