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Scott O Squire
Scott O Squire, 88, of Orem passed away peacefully in his home on Thursday, February 17, 2022. He was born November 12, 1933 in LaVerkin, Utah to Loren D. and Amelia Sanders Squire. He was the 7th boy in a row and they were hoping for a girl, so his parents named him with the initials SOS, the universal distress signal. It worked because they had 2 daughters afterwards! He graduated from Dixie Junior College then served an LDS mission in Western Canada. Afterwards he graduated from BYU and signed up for a job teaching at a junior high in East Carbon. This is where he met his sweetheart, Arva Dean "Deanie" Ellett and they were married on June 10, 1961, in the LDS Manti temple.
Later they moved to Orem where he taught science at Lakeridge Junior High. He was a well-liked teacher, known for his fun science experiments. He was a teacher for 37 years! During the summer he was a tour guide at Timpanogas Cave, which he enjoyed for 26 years! He used his science skills and enthusiasm to capture the minds and hearts of many who toured the cave. He loved the outdoors; fishing, hunting & camping with his brothers and sons. He had a green thumb and grew a beautiful and plentiful garden every year that he would share with everyone.
After retirement he spent several years taking care of his wife's aged parents. He was always very supportive and loving of Deanie. He was a faithful member of the LDS church and served in many callings. He was always willing to serve anyone in need. He had a great sense of humor, and was always quick to crack a joke or show his grandkids a magic trick.
Scott is survived by his daughter, Denise (Jeff) Dredge, and four sons, Scott (Lisa) Squire, Robert Squire, John Squire & Thomas (Rachel) Squire; 21 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held Thursday, February 24, 2022, at 11 a.m. in the Hillcrest 4th Ward LDS Chapel located at 440 E. 800 S. in Orem, Utah. A viewing for family and friends will be held on Thursday just prior to the service from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church. Burial and Graveside service will be at the Orem City Cemetery.
Scott was my science teacher at Lincoln Jr High in the early 70"s. I'm now 64 and I still have very fond memories. Mr. Squire, you will never be forgotten.
DK Vernon Mar 19 2022 5:06 PM
Always enjoyed learning about science from Scott. Great teacher and nice human being. RIP Teach!!!!
Judi Bishop Feb 26 2022 1:28 AM
Mr. Squire was my 10th grade Science teacher at ECHS. He was an example to me of kindness and generosity. He used to have me do paper checking for him, which I thoroughly enjoyed doing. I have often wondered about his final disposition and am saddened to see him pass.
Barry L Johnson Feb 25 2022 5:55 PM
My condolences to Scott's family.
May He Rest In Peace
George Compagni Feb 24 2022 5:29 PM
Scott was my science teacher at Lakeridge Jr. High. I vividly remember him being excited about experiments he would show us in class. He loved science and he loved teaching. He made a big impact on students' lives. It takes a special person to instill a love of learning in junior high age children.
Karen Schlosser Feb 23 2022 12:13 PM
The best brother ever! He was always a wonderful example of righteousness. He loved his sweetheart and family so much. His tomato patch was shared with everyone. There was no doubt how much he loved his sweetheart, and their family. We will miss his sweet, kind spirit so much
Jim and LoRene Turner Feb 21 2022 4:19 PM