Scott Kilpatrick Hurst passed away on April 9, 2022, in his home in Windsor, Colorado. Although plagued by chronic illness for most of his life, his passing was sudden, unanticipated and heartbreaking for his wife of 43 years, Joanna, and their children; Sara in Windsor, CO; Jamie and her wife Annie in Westminster, CO; and Scott Jr. in Windsor, CO.
Scott was a curious man filled with many interests and talents. He was born on May 23, 1948, in Pasadena, California to William and Dorothy (Kay) Hurst. Scott graduated from San Marino High School in 1966 where he was the editor of the sports section of the Titan Shield and a frequent truant – as many of those interests fell outside of school. His fondest memory of high school was when The Association performed on campus, and he got to hear “Cherish” live. His love of music lives on in his son, Scott Jr.
He graduated from Utah State University in 1971 where he was a Sigma Phi Epsilon. If you know Scott, no doubt you heard a story or two about the SigEp fraternity house, the Cactus Club or his frequent trips to Wyoming (where the legal drinking age was just 19). He held a very fond place in his heart for his fraternity brothers and read every issue of the Utah State Magazine. His daughter Sara followed in his footsteps, also graduating from Utah State in 2012.
Scott moved back to Southern California and established a home in La Canada in 1974 where he and his wife raised their children until 2009. His interests only blossomed there. He was a craftsman – having built and re-built just about everything in that house. From adding on a master suite with his brother in-law, Neil Wells, to constructing a playhouse and jungle gym, Scott was always tinkering with something and quick to lend his expertise and trade to those in his community. His love for building lives on in his daughter Jamie.
Scott married Joanna (Pedrini) in 1977 at St. Bede the Vulnerable Church in La Canada, California. Dedicated and committed parents, Scott and Joanna said “yes” to everything their children wanted to try from theater and music to sports. Because of this, he held a solid stint in the late 80’s/early 90’s as coach for various LCJBA softball teams. He was fiercely competitive, always up for a game of catch or chess, and known on occasion for setting the deck in card games and rigging board games. The man loved to win.
Scott loved Christmas, Coca Cola, his cats, Dodgers baseball, the beach, Elvis Presley, Star Trek, all things World War II, hitting the slot machines and debating politics/law; the last to the detriment of his family :) More recently he enjoyed trips to Spring Training in 2017, a flight in a WWII-era B-17 in 2018, and a visit to National Museum of WWII Aviation in 2021 – all wonderful memories shared with his family.
Scott is survived by his wife and children, brother Bill (Mary) Hurst, sister Pam (Neil) Wells, many cousins, nieces and nephews, and an incredible playing card collection. He was preceded in death by his parents William and Dorothy Hurst and in-laws Bruno (Teresa) Pedrini among other extended family.
Services to be set at a later date.
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