Funeral services were held Friday, Aug. 22, at the Rupert LDS 2nd Ward with Bishop Max Garner officiating. Arrangements there were under the direction of Hansen Mortuary Rupert Chapel. Graveside services were held later that day at the Mountain View Cemetery in Mountain Home, with military rites by the American Legion.
Wendell was born Nov. 2, 1935, in Fort Dodge, Iowa, to Leo J. Scott and Doris Fredrick Magreta Pries. He went to school in the county school in Barnum, Iowa.
After graduating, he joined the Air Force in 1955, training in Lackland, Texas and at Chanute Air Force Base in Illinois.
He married Mary Lou Stamper May 17, 1958, in Glens Ferry.
He was discharged from the service in 1959, and went to work for Rol Golson Liquid Propane Gas until they were bought out by Idaho Gas. He worked for them in Mountain Home and Caldwell for five years.
In 1963, he moved to Iowa for five years working for Gypson Mill until the family moved back to Mountain Home in 1968. He worked then for Cal Gas, Idaho Gas and Amerigas, retiring in November 1997.
In 1998, he worked for the Bruneau Sand Dunes State Park for a couple of seasons, then moved to Rupert in November, 2004.
He enjoyed working on cars and fishing.
Wendell is survived by: his wife, Mary Lou; three children, William L. "Bill" Scott and his wife, Nina, of Heyburn, Ora May Winston of Caldwell, and Doris Ann Roberts and her husband, Steve, of Mountain Home; half brother Joe Scott of New York; 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a granddaughter, Jessica Roberts.