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Alvie R. "Scotty' Scott

October 12, 1928 — September 9, 2023

Navajo Dam

Alvie “R”. Scotty Scott

October 12, 1928 – September 9, 2023

Born in Childress, Texas to Charlie C. Scott and Ora Tucker Scott, he was the youngest of nine children. Born one year before the Great Depression started, Scotty grew up in a close-knit family that struggled to make ends meet. Hard work, a strong faith, and love of family would sustain him all his life.

Scotty, a quiet man with a quick mind, had an adventurous spirit all his life. At the age of 8 he hopped his first freight train unknown by his family and went to California. Men, looking to survive, by the thousands were headed West for a better life so Scotty did too. Needless to say, his parents were frantic. They had no idea where he went but when he returned two weeks later, he was welcomed home again. He did this again but was caught in Albuquerque and put in an orphanage. His parents came and got him some three months later. He never tried that again.

Scotty quit school in the 8th grade to go to work building barracks for the military during World War II. Not content to stay with that, at age seventeen he joined the Army Air Corp. To his dismay, he was sent by Air Corp to build barracks in Greenland. After his discharge, he returned to west Texas and went to work in the “Oil Patch”. In 1950, the Oil field work brought him to Farmington. The Boom was on. No places to rent, no places to sleep, standing in long lines to eat, Scotty found a home.

In July of 1956, Scotty met a woman, that three weeks later he would marry. Their three-week courtship was nonstop. They both worked but spent every available moment together, and that’s the way it stayed for the next 63 years. Through thick and thin they never left one another’s side until Molly’s death in 2019. Through their many adventures they enjoyed life, love, family, and friends, and one another to their fullest.

In the 1970’s, Scotty went to work as a carpenter at the power plants and building the canals for N.A.P.I, but in the 1980’s he returned to the oil field one last time.

Scotty is preceded by his parents, all eight siblings, and numerous other family members. Scotty and Molly also lost three children. Perry, Terry, and Cindy will be there to welcome him home again. After Molly’s death in 2019, Scotty started failing. Dementia set in and was never the same. He and Molly are dancing across the stars in Heaven.

Scotty is survived by two sons, David of Atoka, Oklahoma, and Ray of Navajo Dam, New Mexico. He also leaves behind his grandson Jason, of Oklahoma City, granddaughters Jessica Conklin (Scott), and Jaimie Scott of Farmington, New Mexico, great grandchildren Aubrianna, Amariah, Questiun, MaKenzie, and Liam.

Scotty did not want any funeral services. There will be a Family Memorial service at a later date.

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