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Melvin L. Scott

Melvin Scott Melvin Scott

(Feb. 5, 1925 - Jan. 10, 2017)

Melvin L. Scott of Powell died Jan. 10, 2017, at Powell Valley Healthcare.

He was born Feb. 5, 1925, in Powell, to Harvey D. Scott and Cora Harrington Scott. Melvin graduated from Powell High School in the Class of 1944.

He served in the 4025 Signal Service Battalion in World War II, and was stationed in Guam and the Philippines. Melvin was awarded the Bronze Star for his service. When he left the service at the end of the hostilities, he started farming with his dad.

He married Joanne “Jody” Holdroyd on Aug. 2, 1948.

Melvin farmed on the Mantua flats, raising sugar beets, malt barley, hay, shorthorn cattle and a family until his retirement in 2000.

After Jody passed away in 1994, Melvin married Mary Kysar on May 8, 1998.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Jody; sisters Vivian, Ruth and Celia; brothers Glen and Keith; stepson Larry; son Keith; and grandson Joel.

Melvin is survived by his wife Mary; sister Donna Bangert; daughter Kathy; son Steve (Marian); grandkids Zach (Crystal), Misty, Ingrid (John) and Cassie (Kody). He is also survived by his stepchildren Mike (Linda), Becky (Scott), Jim (Pam), Kelly (Jim), Tom (Barb); and numerous grandkids and great-grandkids, who he thought the world of.

Services will be Friday, Jan. 13, at 10 a.m. at Union Presbyterian Church in Powell. 

Thompson Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements and condolences may be sent to the family at or P.O. Box 807, Powell, WY, 82435.


  • posted by dugan

    January 16, 2017 8:11 pm

    Mel, I'm so glad I got to talk to you a couple of times these past years. Dad looked you up every single time he went to Powell, and I always enjoyed talking with you. Thanks for the affidavit you signed for me when I got my passport. Love, Dugan

  • posted by Susan Moran

    January 12, 2017 10:28 am

    I was sad to hear of Melvin's passing, what a good man. Mary and Melvin were such great neighbors and made a impact on my family. I so enjoyed visiting with them, sharing a beverage, laughs and stories. He will be missed, but the memories I have will always be in my heart.

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