Scott Sterling Udall was born in Tucson on May 15, 1949; he died on September 13, 2019 in Flagstaff of natural causes. During his life he resided in Arizona, Virginia, and Canada. For the last 35 years he made Flagstaff his home. He received a B.A in American History from Northern Arizona University in 1997.
In his youth, Scott was a mountain climber, outdoorsman, writer and storyteller. While living in Banff, Canada he climbed many major peaks including the north face of Mount Assiniboine, Mount Faye, and Mount Athabasca in British Columbia and Alberta. He also climbed in the Tetons and mountains near Flagstaff.
Despite struggling with mental illness his entire adult life, Scott embraced a life of dignity, generosity and compassion. Scott was generous to a fault and often gave his last dollar to those less fortunate. He constantly befriended strangers and left a legacy of charity, humor and friendship to those who knew him.
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The Udall family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to the many people in Flagstaff who over the years extended a helping hand to Scott, listened to him, and appreciated him for who he was.
Scott is predeceased by his parents Stewart and Lee Udall of Arizona, and is survived by his siblings New Mexico Senator Tom Udall, Lynn Udall, Lori Udall, Denis Udall, and Jay Udall.
Condolences can be registered at Norvel Owens Mortuary in Flagstaff. Donations in memory of Scott can be made to The Guidance Center, 2187 N. Vickey Street, Flagstaff, Az. 86004. Scott’s Celebration of Life will be held in Flagstaff at a date TBD.