Norman Don Stott, passed away peacefully on Feb. 14, 2017 at his home in Irving, Texas after a long battle with cancer.
He was born Sept. 5, 1949, in Gunnison, Utah, the son of L. Donald and LaNeice Peterson Stott, one of four children. He grew up in Manti and graduated from Manti High School. He attended Snow College; received his bachelor’s degree in Math/Physics from Weber State College and his Master’s in Education from the University of Utah.
He joined the Utah National Guard, serving for many years in the Manti unit First Battalion 145th Field Artillery. In 1980s he joined I-Corp in Salt Lake City. In 1995 he transferred to the Texas National Guard in the Dallas area, retiring as a SFC/E-7.
His first love was teaching. He shared his talent with his students at West High School and Horace Mann Jr. High School in Salt Lake. He interrupted his teaching career to serve in the military full-time, but returned to his teaching vocation after he retired from the National Guard. He taught at various schools in the Irving, Texas area.
He is survived by his wife Sarah; parents Don and LaNeice; sister, Debbie Glazier (Patrick); brother Hal (Mitzi); brother-in-law Cesar Campana; mother-in-law Hilda Campana; step-sons Fernando and Manuel; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by brother, David L. Stott and niece, Shannon Dawn Glazier.
A memorial service will be held in Irving, Texas on Feb. 25. Plans for a service in Salt Lake City are pending.