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Larry Scott

Born: Wed., Oct. 12, 1938
Died: Sat., Mar. 8, 2014


9:30 AM to 10:30 PM, Sat., Mar. 15, 2014
Location: Bountiful 54th Ward Chapel

Memorial Service

10:30 AM Sat., Mar. 15, 2014
Location: Bountiful 54th Ward Chapel

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Larry Dee Scott



Our husband, father, mentor and friend departed from us on March 8, 2014. While we mourn the passing of such a great man, we are comforted in knowing that while he lived, he lived well. There was no hobby or adventure that he undertook half-heartedly, a legacy that carries on in his children, grandchildren and others who knew him. Larry was born in Blackfoot, Idaho on October 12, 1938 to Wayne and Thea Scott, siblings; Shirley Dvorak, Linda Sisneros, Welby Scott, Perry Scott, and Renee Brady.

In his formative years, Larry discovered and thrived in professional bodybuilding.  After winning Mr. Idaho 1959, Larry moved to Venice, California with his childhood friend Don Williams, where they trained to be engineers and bodybuilders.  He won several bodybuilding titles including: Mr. California 1960, Mr. Pacific Coast 1961, Mr. America 1962, Mr. Universe 1963 and 1964, and finally, Mr. Olympia in 1965 and 1966.

Larry applied the same amount of passion he had for bodybuilding into pursuing and attaining the attention of Rachel Ichikawa. They married on October 29, 1966 and were sealed in the Los Angeles LDS Temple on July 24, 1971. Together they had five children; Derek (son Adam), Sumie (son Alexander Edwards), Michael (daughter Jessica Sedgwick), Sakae, spouse Michelle (children Jonah, Isabelle and Samuel), and Nathan, spouse Anita (son Rai).

Larry was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and felt great solace in having the gospel in his life. He was preceded in death by his parents Wayne and Thea Scott, his sister Shirley Dvorak, his brother Perry Scott and his two sons Derek and Michael Scott.

He knew when he passed he would be greeted by his sons and family. Please take him in your arms and share in an embrace that we no longer can. 

We love you dad and we are proud to see you complete your life on this earth with such grace and courage.

Memorial services will be 10:30 am Saturday, March 15, 2014 at the Bountiful 54th Ward Chapel, 540 N. 1200 E. where friends may visit family from 9:30-10:30 am prior to services.

Services entrusted to Lindquists Bountiful Mortuary.

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Gianluca Buccolieri
   Posted Tue March 11, 2014
Goodbye, Master Larry...

Sal Velluto
   Posted Tue March 11, 2014
I had the privilege to train with Larry at the YMCA in '85-86. He was a great role model, not just physically but spiritually. He stated to me(in an interview I had published for an Italian Bodybuilding magazine)
"Faith is the window through which I see my life. In fact, IT IS my life".
God speed Larry!

giovanni cianti
   Posted Tue March 11, 2014
Larry was the first hero and the greatest ispiration of my adolescence. RIP

filippo pagani
   Posted Tue March 11, 2014
My condolence to the scott' s family... RIP Larry..

Filippo Bressan
   Posted Tue March 11, 2014
R.I.P. Awesome dream!

Damiano Trinca
   Posted Tue March 11, 2014
Sei stato una colonna portante del B.B. passato presente e futuro.
grande Larry

Mauro Buccola
   Posted Tue March 11, 2014
Goodbye Larry,
You was a great teacher, rest in peace.

   Posted Tue March 11, 2014
R i p

   Posted Tue March 11, 2014
Thanks Larry,....thanks for all
You was, are and will be a legend

   Posted Tue March 11, 2014
My heartfelt condolences to the Scott family. He was a great champion and a teacher. Rest in peace Mr. Scott.

Stefano Pavia
   Posted Tue March 11, 2014
Rest in Peace Great Champ

Giovanni Guida
   Posted Tue March 11, 2014
I am very sorry, Larry is a legend for me. I hope I can spend eternity in eternal peace. Ciao Larry il tuo grande fan Giovanni

Roberto Rossi
   Posted Tue March 11, 2014
Grant but memory to us, and we lose nothing by death ......

Paul D. Harvey
   Posted Tue March 11, 2014
I knew Larry Scott in California while serving a mission in the area where he lived. He and his family lived in the Sherman Oaks II ward that included the city of Van Nuys. I remember my companion and I visited his home on a number of occasions. He was very congenial and hospitable. His wife and children were as sweet a family as a man could want. I remember we used to have hand grip contests and out of about ten tries I could only beat him once. For a 5'7" man, his personality was twice his stature. I seen him and his sweet wife once in the Bountiful Temple(as they were temple workers)and it didn't even dawn on me at the time that it was them! (duh) Sister Scott, I have always remembered you and your wonderful husband. Elder Paul D. Harvey

Nathan B
   Posted Tue March 11, 2014
You inspired many with your physique, but you had the whole package inside and out. I had many conversations and many laughs with you as You helped me many times. "You can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink" thanks again Larry.

Emily Erickson (Southers)
   Posted Tue March 11, 2014
One of the best compliments I have ever received in my life came from Larry when he said, "You have the perfect proportions to be a bodybuilder". Thanks for your love and friendship Larry, for all the many hugs, and for teaching my children in primary. You have been a great example to me and I will cherish your friendship always. You will be missed!

   Posted Tue March 11, 2014
Rest in Peace Larry. You inspired me for more than 30 years and you will remain my inspiration for many many more years. Thank you.

Leonardo Declich
   Posted Tue March 11, 2014
Thank you to Larry for his passion, inspiration and all the knowledge he shared with us. Although you will be missed, your legacy lives on in all of those who hearts you touched.

   Posted Tue March 11, 2014

Ciaran Woods
   Posted Tue March 11, 2014
Larry was an inspiration to me and I now have my own gym and personal training gym because of him. I also published my own book after being inspired by his books. RIP Larry.

Ciaran Woods.

   Posted Tue March 11, 2014
Love and Blessings To Larry & all family. Dear Larry, I was blessed to hosted you with Life Achievement Award 2011 and probably was your last Bodybuilding event appearance
I am not worry about you YOU WILL SHINE FOR EVER and we owe you a lot.

Victor Lino
   Posted Tue March 11, 2014
Os meus mais sinceros sentimentos, que descanse em paz.

Johnny Stamper
   Posted Tue March 11, 2014
Larry you were my source of bodybuilding inspiration for 50+ years. Your photos, and no others, adorn my walls for training inspiration. You never taught me anything that didn't work, and work very well. Rest in peace, and know that you were a hero to everyone who knew you....simply "The Legend".

Ryan Arnold
   Posted Tue March 11, 2014
I had the priviledge of working with Larry for a time at his office. I will never forget the conversations we had about life, bodybuiling, and the gospel. Larry was an great example to me, and changed my life. His enthusiasm for life and the gospel of Jesus Christ gave me the desire to change my own life. A few months after my wife and I lost our son, we stoppped into Larrys office. The kind words and consolation really helped us get through a tough time in our life. He shared with me a poem he said was a favorite that helped him get through some of his own similar trials. I think it's fitting.
I walked a mile with pleasure
She chattered all the way
But left me none the wiser
for all she had to say
I walked a mile with sorrow
and ne'er a word she said
But, oh! the things I learned from her,
when sorrow walked with me.
Goodbye Larry. Thanks for being a such a great friend and example.

Alfredo Torres
   Posted Tue March 11, 2014
Thank you for been a great inspiration. RIP Mr Olympia Larry Scott

Cory Green
   Posted Wed March 12, 2014
Larry, rest in peace brother! Thank you for the blessing I had to attend your personal trainers certification program, and for everything you taught me about fitness, diet, weight loss and the importance of helping others. I appreciate your friendship over the years, and for your example of a Christ centered life, and your testimony of the gospel.

Roberto Rillo
   Posted Wed March 12, 2014
The world of body building, just dark today, will be more now without this great champion. He was also a great man, very polite also to answer to many questions by common people like me.

Paul & Gail Smith
   Posted Wed March 12, 2014
Dear Rachel
We are deeply saddened to learn of Larry's passing. We have treasured our friendship with you both since the days we lived in Sherman Oaks II Ward. Fittingly, my last conversation with Larry was in the Bountiful Temple. We love you!

Elder Paul and Sister Gail Smith, Nevada Reno Mission

Simone Ippoliti
   Posted Wed March 12, 2014
Goodbye Mr olympia, Rest in peace, from Italy your fan!

Jody Treu (Fisher)
   Posted Wed March 12, 2014
Hi Rachel and family-
The Fishers were all saddened to hear about Larry's passing. I hope you have peace and comfort at this time. Our prayers are with you. I can't imagine the reunion with Derek and Michael and him. And, I hope he said HI to my dad, Lynn too! My mom, Carolyn Fisher Pratt lives in Nevada and won't be able to make it to the services, but I will be there (and maybe another sibling). I sure love and respect your family and have such great memories of our neighborhood & the 34th, then 54th ward! I always felt it a priviledge to remove my shoes to enter your house and would tell all my friends that I knew "Mr. Olympia." Thanks for all the memories! Love from the Fisher Family of Northern Hills Drive.

LT Matthew Gunter, US Public Health Service
   Posted Wed March 12, 2014
I had the great pleasure to meet Larry while I was in the Army and stationed in Utah in the 90s. Larry was warm, genuine and showed interest with anyone who approached him.

He was always quick with a smile, a firm handshake, and words of encouragement. I never saw a man who was more humble when being recognized as the prototypical bodybuilder, a coach and mentor, or simply a brother in Christ.

His example will live on in the lives of all whom he came in contact with and he will be sorely missed.

Briant Carter
   Posted Wed March 12, 2014
I was saddened to hear of Larry’s passing. He was such a blessing and inspiration to me. May I express my appreciation for all of the support your family provided in his efforts to reach out and encourage so many? May you and your family be comforted at this difficult time.

Wendy Wiser Watts
   Posted Wed March 12, 2014
Dear Rachel and family-
I am so sorry to hear that Larry has passed away. I have always loved Rachel and Larry. You have always shown me such love and friendship and made me so welcome! Larry may have accomplished much in the world's view, but he also accomplished much with the kindness and love and concern he showed others, including me. He always took the time to say hello and ask how I was, even when I moved away and would come back for visits he would make sure to ask. As a young adult in the ward, he was always interested in the happenings of my life and would let me know if I needed anything I could call on him. I know that he has touched a lot of people's lives. Rachel your card and letter that you sent to me while I was sick and living in Texas still touches my heart to this day! May you feel and be strengthened by the love that not only I have but others have for your dad and for you as a family. So grateful for the knowledge that we know that he is well and whole now, surrounded by his sons and his other family members. May that knowledge bring you peace and comfort now. I am still living in TX and so will not be able to attend the services, but please know that I would be there if I could to support you. May God Bless and May you feel the love He has for you Love you- Wendy Wiser Watts

Bill Craske
   Posted Wed March 12, 2014
Rip Mr Scott, a truly inspirational man.

Joe Solinski
   Posted Wed March 12, 2014
Blessings to the Scott Family & Friends. Mr Scott was an inspiration for many generations of Bodybuilders and Fitness Enthusiasts like myself. He will be remembered!

Jack Spencer
   Posted Wed March 12, 2014
You were an inspiration to those of us who wanted to better our bodies, minds, and spirits. May our Heavenly Father keep you always.

Robert G. McDermottt
   Posted Wed March 12, 2014
Larry Scott was a fantastic bodybuilding champion and a dignified man.
A great loss for the sport of bodybuilding. God's peace to his family and friends.

Paul Holton
   Posted Thu March 13, 2014
Larry was an incredible human being, a dear friend, and an inspiration whom I will never forget. I treasure the many wonderful memories I have of the great times we spent together, wish there could have been more. I will miss him dearly. He had a great impact on my personally, one that has changed my life.

Rachel: When you can please send me an email to I would really love to make contact with you.

Sincerely, Paul Holton

michael warren
   Posted Thu March 13, 2014
Our deepest sympathies to the Scott family. You will be missed Uncle Larry.

ron pristas
   Posted Thu March 13, 2014
I'm just a bodybuilder & fan of Mr Scott as he was an icon!
Rest in Peace my friend! No more super sets!

Lisa Sharp
   Posted Thu March 13, 2014
Met Larry at the gym a few times but what an inspiration he was.
What a happy man...Everyone will miss seeing you!

May he rest in peace.

Doug Fradkin
   Posted Thu March 13, 2014
Rest in Peace Mr Larry Scott, you have inspired countless thousands to enjoy fitness training at all levels, even us older guys.
You will be missed but you will guide others as long as there is training and fitness.

Condolences to the Scott family.


John C. Tucker
   Posted Thu March 13, 2014
Grew up watching you in shows and magazines. Thanks for all the great memories.......

Roger Potter
   Posted Thu March 13, 2014
To one of the Great Living Legends of all time. You helped put bodybuilding not only on the map But you inspired a lot of people to take it up. You also opened a lot of peoples lives to the benefits of bodybuilding.

And those Arms. I will miss you, however your poses live on.

Tony Salvitti
   Posted Thu March 13, 2014
Larry Scott, was an excellent example of a fine human being. We had the same mentor "Vince Gironda" and the first time I met him. He welcomed me into his office like I was an old friend. I learned a lot from him in training and still apply the principles he taught me daily.
Larry the first Mr. Olympia, will be missed by all the lives he touched. I consider it an honor just to have know him for a few brief years and I express the deepest condolences to his wife Rachel and family.

John Charles Hornof
   Posted Thu March 13, 2014
So sorry to hear of your passing, my love & condolenses to your dear wife & Family.
You were a TRUE friend and ALWAYS an inspiration to me. I first met you in Calif back in the 60's. You helped me so much in many ways, always had time for me. No matter how busy you were. You will live in my memories for ever. Hope to see you again in the Celestial Kingdom. RIP my dear brother.

Alan Palmieri
   Posted Fri March 14, 2014
My prayers and thoughts are with the family during this very difficult time. Larry was a great inspiration and did so much for so many. As a man he contributed to the "goodness" of life.

   Posted Fri March 14, 2014
You were the REASON I fell in love with the iron game as a skinny little boy back in South Africa and you inspired me through the years Larry...When we finally communicated via email, you answered all of my questions no matter how trivial and you encouraged me. We share the same birthdate which is in itself a special connection.
Thank you for your legacy and for serving as such a wonderful role model...You are gone but never forgotten.

Patrick Chattetton
   Posted Fri March 14, 2014
My deepest sympathy to the Scott family, he was a wonderful man. I went to school with Perry in Pocatello. He will always be remembered.

Jim Shiblom
   Posted Fri March 14, 2014
I met Larry in 1977. He did seminars and shows for me many years. When he devloped his products back in 1989, I became his distributor. I was there in the old days when Gary Madsen was with him. He told me many funny stoeies and we trained together many times. We wene through the Rheo H Blair days togethers when Rheo was alive. Larry always wanted to know what Rheo was doing and if he would ever see him again. I think he will now. The world will never see another like him. He was unique.

I remember working his booth with im at the 1993m 1994 and 1995 Mr Olympia in Atlanta. He would ship his products to me and I would haul them down there and unload them. He had a zest for living and always talked about how produc he was of his family. Rest in peace Larry we will see each other again

Dennis Burnett
   Posted Fri March 14, 2014
I was so sorry to hear of Larry Scott passing, I am 49 and have been Body
building since I was 15, Larry was one of the greatest ever, his pictures were all over the walls of my basement gym. He is now training with the gods
of Olympus.

Julie Loveland
   Posted Fri March 14, 2014
My Father just called and told us of Larry's Passing. Dad, Marley Sievers was one of Larry's leaders in the Varsity Scouts in Pocatello. We lived down the road from the Scott's and our family always cared for him and his family. I was the same age as Perry. My mother worked in the hot lunch program with Larry's mom! Our dad was always proud of Larry and his hard work and success of excellence over all these years. Again we with to extend our condolences to your family. Families are Forever! Julie Sievers Loveland

Greg and Gwenda Laney
   Posted Fri March 14, 2014
We just wanted to extend our deepest sympathy to Rachel and the entire Scott family.Larry was such a good and decent man.He taught us so much in the 36 years that we knew him about life and the peaks and valleys that come with it.We loved him very much and know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Bart Lund
   Posted Fri March 14, 2014
You will be missed Larry, you were truly a great man and example. I first met you around 1980 when I joined your gym, and every time I would run into you around Bountiful, you were always quick to remember me and say hello. You will be missed!

Vicki P.
   Posted Fri March 14, 2014
Dear Rachel and family.
My sincere condolences on the loss of your sweet husband and loving father. My family had the blessing of having Larry as our home teacher for a little over a year and a half. He never missed a month and we actually looked forward to having home teacherd. I didn't know Larry during his weight lifting years but I knew of his accomplishments and influence in the sport of body building but during the time that I knew him I was always so impressed by the way he lifted others. There was never a time that I was around Larry that I didn't leave feeling so special. What a kind and sweet man. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

jeff Bey
   Posted Sat March 15, 2014
Mr. Oympia Larry Scott, may you rest in prayers go out to your family...

   Posted Sun March 16, 2014
may you rest in peace my friend

kevin campbell
   Posted Mon March 17, 2014
He is a great man i had a great time working out with him in his north salt lake gym were i met him. he will be missed god bless the family.

Steven L. Hamilton
   Posted Mon March 17, 2014
I grew up in the 60s and Larry and Dave Draper were my 2 favorite bodybuilders. Larry was always so clean-cut and conducted himself as a gentleman. I will miss him. He was a great man, a great teacher for others wanting to better theirselves physically, and certainly one of the pioneers of bodybuilding. My condolences to the family.

Jerry Kahn
   Posted Mon March 17, 2014
I was so saddened to learn of the lose of my dear friend, Larry Scott.
I first met Larry in the late 1950's while I was working for the Bert
Goodrich gym and American Healh Studios on Hollywood Blvd. Larry was a
teenager and quite small, however I knew he had great potential in body-building from how fast he responded from resistent exercises, especially his
arms. History has proven that by his many championship wins these past

I would see Larry at our company consortiums and fitness conventions and
he always greeted me with a huge smile and a very firm handshake regardless of the tragedies I knew he had suffered.

Larry I pray I can join you and the other great "Legions of the Iron Game"
at the Big Gym in the Sky.

Larry you were and still are an inspiration, mentor, and example of a great
man of faith and character.

My heart goes out to the family!

God Bless,

Jerry Kahn

Kyle Page
   Posted Mon March 17, 2014
I have only been following Larry's career and immense impact on the sport of body building for a few months. i must say the reputation he built so many years ago still casts an immense shadow. i am very grateful for the purity and spirit he brought to the sport. it is because of a lack of men like Larry that i turn to the history books for inspiration and in him i found it. my condolences to his family.

William Kazak
   Posted Tue March 18, 2014
RIP, Larry and may God bless your family. I grew up in the 50's and I was reading the bodybuilding mags in grade school and I was bodybuilding off and on all of my life. I loved your contest showdowns with Harold. You are a legend. I thank you.

John Law
   Posted Tue March 18, 2014
Goodbye, Mr. Scott,

You were my hero. You inspired me to take up bodybuilding and become the best me I can be.

May you climb the ladder to the stars, and stay forever young...


Julie Wilson
   Posted Tue March 18, 2014
Dear Scott Family,

My husband Ray and I worked with your dad at the temple and were always impressed with his humility. He was an example of someone who is a high achieving, yet modest person. We have great admiration for him.

Ray and Julie Wilson

   Posted Thu March 20, 2014

Charles Poliquin
   Posted Sat March 22, 2014
My sincere condolences to the Scott family

Larry Scott has always been a source of inspiration in my career as a strength coach. He was highly respected for his integrity, willingness to share, and his knowledge.
He will be dearly missed.

Charles Poliquin

Roger Tolces P.I.
   Posted Mon March 24, 2014
I was lucky enough to be in New York in 1965 to see Larry win the first Mr. "O". He was a rock star!!!
We re-connected in 2010 and Larry became my personal friend. He gave me inspiring advice on my training which has made me stronger than I ever thought I could be.
I will always feel your presence and inspiration when I train, you showed me there are no limits.


rick paz
   Posted Mon March 31, 2014
So saddened by his passing,still can`t believe it. I called Larry s office years ago wanting info about his courses. I left my number ,knowing that such a great man would`nt bother with a microbe like me. 20 minutes later the great Larry Scott did call me back. I have never forgotten that. Heaven is a greater place with you there . Miss you.

John Edward O'Dacre
   Posted Wed April 30, 2014
To the Family of Mr. Larry Scott
It was with great sadness that I learned of Larry's passing. I have been a fan of Larry and his innovative teaching in bodybuilding for over 20 years. I was introduced to Larry's incredible training methods by my training coach and mentor, George Schumacher.
I know that I am only one of millions of people who gained much success in developing my body through Larry's unique and specialized training techniques.
I know you see Larry through the eyes of a husband, father, grandfather, brother, and close friend, my regret was that I never had a chance to personally meet him, shake hands with him, and tell him how much he helped me to be a better athlete and person.
I salute you, Mr. Scott, truly you will be remembered always as a man of INTEGRITY.

John Edward O'Dacre
Perth, Ontario

Jon Schultheis
   Posted Wed May 07, 2014
My uncle was a huge Larry Scott fan...and he in turn introduced weight training (and Larry) to me. I am now passing it on to my son and others whom I coach. May it bring you comfort to know that his influence still lives on in many lives whom you will perhaps never know.

Jon Schultheis

John Lee
   Posted Mon May 19, 2014
Heaven has gained a wonderful man, earth has lost a man of great knowledge, wisdom an love . Larry was so easy to talk with about exercises and nutrition . I will always cherish my visit with him at Arnold's Classic . I know Utah will miss him , so will Oklahoma .

Joe Candela
   Posted Sun June 08, 2014
My condolences to the entire Scott family. As a bodybuilder I followed Mr. Scott in the magazines and I always admired his class and his dignity. He truly was a many ways...God Bless and eternal rest

Brian Strickmaker
   Posted Sat July 05, 2014
I know it has been several months since Larrys passing, but I just wanted to express what a tremendous inspiration this great man has been to me. He is and will continue to be sorely missed but forever remembered. Best wishes to you all!

Emile Mullick
   Posted Mon July 21, 2014
I knew Larry from Vince's Gym in the 60's. I was an engineering student at Valley College, he was an electronics tech. and evening student at the college; he helped me design a push-pull amplifier circuit, and he has inspired me in my workouts and my professional life for the past 50 years. He will be remembered for a very long time.

Rod Labbe
   Posted Sun August 24, 2014
My sincere condolences to Larry's loved ones. I was lucky enough to meet and work with him on several articles over the years. He was always upbeat, friendly, philosophical, and kindly. The first time I saw his photo, he graced the cover of Mr. America magazine. That was in 1962, when I was just 9 years old. I'd found a lifelong friend and didn't even realize it. Thanks for all the wonderful moments, Larry. I know Jesus has you in his embrace.