Scott Yagues, 23

Wednesday, October 15, 2003

Scott Robert Yagues, 23, of Mountain Home, died Monday, Oct. 6, 2003, in Wales, Utah, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Mountain Home. Burial followed at Mountain View Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Summers Funeral Homes, McMurtrey Chapel in Mountain Home.

Scott was born May 14, 1980, in Mountain Home, the son of Brett and Tracey (Stone) Yagues. He attended school in Mountain Home until graduating in 1998. He then went to BSU, majoring in Sports Medicine. When he turned nineteen he left to go to Charlotte, N.C., to serve a two-year mission for the LDS Church.

While in North Carolina a tumor was found on his liver. He came home for surgery in September 1999 and returned back to North Carolina in February 2000. He then had to return home in May 2000 for another surgery, and continued his fight with cancer until the time of his death.

"Scott loved life to the fullest," his family said. "He loved to ride motorcycles, snowboard, golf and any kind of sports. Football and basketball were his favorites, especially with his little brothers in the backyard. He will be missed beyond words."

Scott is survived by: his parents, Brett and Tracey Yagues; brothers Brad, Keith and Tyler Yagues; grandparents Earle and Mary Stone, all of Mountain Home, and grandmother Dorothy Yagues of Nampa, as well as a "large and loving" extended family.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Lewis Yagues.