A celebration in heaven began when David Robin Scott finished this earthly race and entered the arms of his Savior, Jesus. He passed peacefully with his wife and children by his side on September 27th, 2017.
Those who knew David could see very quickly that while gentle and soft-spoken, he was a man of great strength, integrity, and sacrificial love. Born June 2, 1950, the youngest of four brothers, he learned how to survive from a young age. As a teenager, David began a battle with lupus lasting over 50 years that resulted in innumerable illnesses, countless surgeries, and that brought him to the edge of death many times. In college, he met and married the love of his life Jane and together raised their two boys, Eric and Nathan, and loved on their 6 grandkids. David lived out his faith in Jesus serving his church community, most recently serving on the board of the Indian Bible College where he provided leadership to the college as they pursued accreditation.
David earned his PhD in electrical engineering from New Mexico State University, and taught for 27 years at Northern Arizona University in the School of Informatics, Computing and Cyber Systems. David took a special interest in his International students and worked tirelessly to find innovative ways to help them be more successful. He gave his last lecture hours before entering his final battle with lupus. Every day was a challenge for him, but he never complained and he never gave up. Rather, he drew near to God and he persevered to the end.
He is survived by his wife Jane, his two sons Eric (Amy), and Nathan (Jenn), his mother Doris, his brothers Jack (Carol), Gary (Jane), and Bruce (Sandy), and his 6 grandchildren Jeshua, Adin, Ashton, Kyra, Maddox, and Corban.
A Memorial Service celebrating his life will be held at Flagstaff Christian Fellowship (123 S Beaver St.) in Flagstaff, Arizona on October 7th at 10:00 am. There will be an opportunity to meet with the family prior to the service at 9:00 at the same location. A reception will be held following the service for all who want to share memories of David and how he impacted their lives. In lieu of flowers, a special scholarship fund will be set up in David’s honor that donations can be directed to.