Scott Eugene Blickenstaff, Ph.D. was born to Eugene and Francell Redd Blickenstaff in San Juan County, Utah on April 18, 1947. He passed away at home in Logan, Utah surrounded by his family on March 26, 2023.
Scott served a three-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Southern Far East and was one of the first missionaries to open Thailand for proselytizing. Upon his return he attended the University of Utah, completing a bachelor’s degree in psychology, class of 1971.
He married his beautiful wife, Debra Ann Jensen on June 8, 1971, in the Manti temple. Scott served in the United States Army for 13 years, taking him and his family to many exciting places, including three years in Belgium where he developed his love for amazing food. He went on to become the clinical director of Bear River Mental Health after receiving his Ph.D. at Utah State University. He later served two missions with his wife Debra, worked in the Logan Temple, and served as bishop of a Utah State University Singles Ward.
He had a thirst for knowledge, a love of music and poetry, and a gift for languages. He lived life to the fullest through travel with his family and his many hobbies with friends, including flying remote control airplanes and shooting air guns. Scott was known for his sense of humor and knew no strangers, making friends everywhere he went. He served his community and loved ones everyday, whether it be by supporting them during challenging times or sharing his knowledge of the Gospel Doctrine in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
He is survived by his wife Debra and four daughters Lisa (Jeremy) Moon, Stacy (Kevin) Davidson, Kathryn (Matthew) Simpson, and Kristine (Hugh Theurer) Blickenstaff. He and Debra have 11 grandchildren and one great granddaughter. Family was everything to him.
The Blickenstaff family would like to express their gratitude for the tender care given by Symbii Home Health and Hospice especially our nurse Chelsea. We also appreciate the assistance given by the Allen-Hall Mortuary.
A viewing will be held on Monday, April 10, 2023 at 11:00 AM followed by a 12:00 PM funeral service at the Canyon Ridge Ward (1380 E 25 N Logan, UT 84321). A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, April 11, 2023 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM at the Blanding Utah Cemetery (500 North, Grayson Parkway 84511).
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