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Scott David Roberts

October 22, 1957 — April 27, 2023

On Thursday, April 27, 2023, Scott David Roberts, loving husband and father, passed away at the age of 65. Scott was born on October 22, 1957 in Long Beach, CA to Gerald and Jean (Harris) Roberts. He received his undergraduate, masters, and Ph.D. all from Utah State University. On June 7, 1986 he married Jodi Beesley in Twin Falls, ID and they raised three daughters, Lindsay, Courtney and Kelsey. 


A lifelong learner and educator, Scott taught at the College of Forest Resources at Mississippi State University for 23 years where he was a beloved mentor to countless students. In 2018, Scott retired as a Professor Emeritus, and he and Jodi moved to Ogden, UT to be reunited with the mountains. In 2019, Scott became the editor of Forest Science journal, a role he served in until his death. 


Scott will be remembered for his love of Hawaiian shirts, his never-ending quest to find all the brew pubs in the country, and his big laugh. He loved to ski, camp, and take his dogs Dublin and Porter on adventures. His family is comforted knowing that he died a hero.


Scott was preceded in death by his father, Gerald; his daughter, Courtney; and his brother, Harry. He leaves behind his lifelong sweetheart Jodi; his two daughters, Lindsay and Kelsey, and their husbands. He also leaves behind five grandchildren, Tyler, Conner, Chloe, Owen, and Evelyn; as well as his mother, Jean; and younger brother, Jack.


Arrangements entrusted to Lindquist’s Ogden Mortuary.

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