SALINA — Gordon Scott Snow, Salina, died unexpectedly on Dec. 30, 2022, from natural causes. He was 60 years old. The family is deeply saddened and shocked by his sudden death.
Scott was born in Salt Lake City, Oct. 23, 1962, and although he lived in several different states throughout the years, Utah was his home and where he settled down to a life filled with the love of family and friends. Scott loved camping, ATVing, and fishing. His adventurous spirit kept him close to nature throughout his life. He was always heading out to go fishing and was often later seen standing outside in front of the grill barbequing his latest catch (which was usually chicken from the grocery store…LOL, sorry brother, we couldn’t resist!).
Like his big brother, he was a talented mechanic and carpenter. He was always the first to volunteer to “take a look” to see what was wrong anytime something malfunctioned and jump right in to fix whatever it was. However, he held the line when there was a potential involvement for spiders (e.g., in a crawl space). In those situations, Scott became your devoted “consultant” and would help from a safe “spider-free” distance.
Scott was kind, funny, loved his family, and had a way of making one feel balanced and safe in his presence. Scott met his best friend, Tamera, through a mutual friend in the mid-1980s and they soon married. Along their love filled adventure in life, Tamera gave birth to their son, Jeremiah, and daughter, Ronna. Tamera was the love of Scott’s life and the two fit together like puzzle pieces. Scott would often say how much he loved to see Tamera’s beautiful smile and how grateful he was that his “Bee” chose to spend her life with him.
Scott loved his big brother and cherished every chance he got to spend with him. Their bond was unwavering, and they had an uncanny way of always knowing what the other was thinking. Their laughter was contagious and filled the room when sharing jokes and stories and will continue to be heard long after they are gone. His big sisters would tell you how exciting it was to finally get a little brother with such incredible crystal blue eyes filled with life, mischief and curiosity. His little sisters would say that while they were grateful for a loving fun big brother that looked out for them, but they could have done without having to write numerous very long sentences (think blackboard but on college ruled paper stored in a PeeChee folder) as punishment for misbehaving while Mom was running errands.
Scott is survived and missed by his beloved wife, Tamera, of thirty-six years; their children, Jeremiah, and Ronna & Adam Smith; grandchildren, Xakaryah, Gabriel, Nikolai, Juno, Eli, and Auryana. He will be remembered by his former wife, Colleen; their son, Joshua & Alexis McCashland; and grandchildren, Tyler, Aaron, Jason, and Brooke. He will be forever cherished and remembered by his mother Carol Burell; sisters, Debora Snow, Patricia & Joel Hudson, Daphanie Snow, and Kelly & Yvon Juteau. His memory lives on with his many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his father, Gordon E. Snow; sons, Gordon Scott Snow Jr. and Robert E. Snow; grandson, Jonah Smith; and brother, Brent E. Snow.
At Scott’s request, there will be no funeral or memorial service. Instead, he asked that friends and loved ones spend time enjoying their families. The family invites you to make a donation to your preferred charity in Scott’s honor as an alternative to flowers. Scotty, you will be deeply missed. We love you, rest in peace.