Scott Crandall Obituary, Death – Scott Crandall has suddenly and unexpectedly passed away. On February 27, he was born in Rupert, Idaho, to Lorraine Garner and Page A. Crandall Crandall. On May 5, 2005, he married Carolyn “Crayola” Berger. Scott is survived by his wife, Crayola Berger, and siblings Sheryl Cleverly, Bryan (Peggy) Crandall, Kenneth (Wanda) Crandall, and Nancy (Ed) Allen, as well as nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. Blaine and Elaine Berger, his parents and in-laws, died before he was born.
Scott grew up in Burley, Idaho, until his junior year of high school, when his family relocated to Provo. He was a real estate agent in Price before going to Yakima, Washington, to work for a fire extinguisher firm. He returned to Utah in 1990 and began working for Salt Lake City Corporation, initially at the Glendale Golf Course. He was reassigned to the City Recorder’s Office, where he worked as a Deputy Recorder for the rest of his 30-year career. His knowledge and attention to detail made him the “go to” person for city staff. His coworkers, particularly those closest to him, will miss him immensely. He will leave the organization in January 2021.
Many people referred to him as “Mr. Sunshine,” and his sardonic outlook on life made us giggle. Scottie’s witty quips are legendary, as is his near-constant singing, generally of made-up songs with strange lyrics. Scott was an enthusiastic golfer who spent many hours on courses with Crayola and his family in Utah, Idaho, and Washington. He played golf for pleasure more than competitiveness, which he taught his siblings, nephew Nate, and great nephew Jackson (his young padawan).
Even his poor shots frequently turned up watchable, a phenomenon known fondly as a “Scott bounce”. On the approach to the course, he watched for flags to analyze how the wind might effect the round, encouraging us to “look at that flag”. Without him, future golf outings will be different. Scott and Crayola had a great time exploring their favorite valley trails. He enjoyed their back yard, which served as a sanctuary where they fed birds and relaxed by the pond. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and playing games with them. Scottie was particularly affected by the loss of Crayola’s father, Blaine, a close friend.