Scott Charles Woolsey
Scott Charles Woolsey was suddenly called home by our loving Heavenly Father on April 29, 2023. Scott was born to Frank DeWayne Woolsey and Katherine E. Knoder Woolsey on Aug. 7, 1950 in Ogden, Utah. He was the fifth of seven children.
Scott was a dedicated and amazing son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. On Nov. 2, 1968 he married his sweetheart, Jewell Pentz. Later they were sealed for all eternity in the Ogden Temple. Jewell told him she wanted to have a lot of children. Together they selflessly raised and provided for 10 children, 47 grandkids, and 11 great grandkids. Scott worked extremely hard and made many sacrifices to provide for his large family.
Shortly after marriage, he began working for Mr. Tye Little at his John Deere dealership in Morgan County called the Valley Implement. There Scott worked with his brother-in-law, Stan Pentz, who trained him on how to repair many different types of farm equipment. Scott turned that training into an unmatched talent of being able to fix and repair just about any brand of farm equipment. It was said among many farmers that “Scott Woolsey was probably the best baler mechanic around.” There wasn’t a baler that he could not get working. Scott also worked part time for Mr. Roy Baugh who owned a small farm repair service in the Stoddard area. When the Valley Implement closed down their farm equipment service operation in 1983, Scott purchased their tools, equipment and tractor repair manuals then established his own farm equipment service business, Scott’s Farm Service. Scott’s Farm Service grew to be a vital resource for many local and non-local farmers who relied on Scott to keep their farm equipment and livelihood operational. He was called upon day and night by farmers and often had many tractors, hay balers, swathers, etc. lined up outside his shop awaiting repairs. He also made countless emergency service calls when farm equipment broke down and could not be transported to his repair shop. In addition to owning and operating Scott’s Farm Service, he held a full-time job for the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) Morgan County Branch. Part of his duties at UDOT included operating a snow plow to keep the freeway clear of snow and safe through Weber Canyon. While working at UDOT he continued to service farm equipment most evenings and weekends. After 30 years, he retired from UDOT, but continued operating Scott’s Farm Service and later expanded his operation to include agricultural and auto tire sales and repairs, which he did up until his sudden passing.
Scott will always be remembered for his Christ like humility, kindness and service. Rain or shine, he was quick to help anyone in need at any time without complaining. As busy as he was he still made time to support his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren in their various activities to include football, basketball, baseball and volleyball games; wrestling tournaments, cheerleading events, school activities and many special church events. He also enjoyed the time he spent helping his oldest son, Tracy, with his farm and cattle ranch. He was the designated brand operator when branding calves each spring.
Scott would drop whatever he was doing to help anyone in need. He loved his sweet eternal wife and rarely did anything without her by his side. He was not a man of many words, but he taught his posterity how to serve and to be kind through his example. He shared his love through a lifetime of selfless actions that will never fade in the memories of those that knew him. We love you, Gramps. We’ll miss you and we look forward to the day when we can be with you again.
Scott is survived by his wife Jewell and his 10 children: Tracy (Casa) Woolsey, Tara (Rob) Lewis, Levi (Kellie) Woolsey, Cissy (Mike) Toone, Jade (Stacey) Woolsey, Jesse (Cari) Woolsey, Daisy (Tony) Williams, Ivy (Daniel) Portillo, Sadie (Joseph) Reyna, Sage (Jenna) Woolsey, 46 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and counting; his brothers, Dennis (Sheila) Woolsey, David (Diane) Woolsey, Marty (Judy) Woolsey, and his sister Lynda Hopkin.
He is preceded in death by a grandson (Jake Woolsey), his father and mother, and two brothers (Gary Woolsey and Kent Woolsey).
The family would like to extend a special thanks to all the incredible first responders that arrived to help Scott. And also a special thanks for all the amazing support and meals provided by the people of this great community.
Funeral services will be held Saturday May 6, 2023 at 12 p.m. at the Milton Church (1255 N. Morgan Valley Drive, Morgan UT, 84050). There will be a visitation prior to the funeral services from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, in memory of Scott, please do something kind for someone.
Always stay humble and kind