Yesterday we reburied Dad’s bones, brought from Farmington, New Mexico to American Fork, Utah.

As opposed to the funeral, this was a happy occasion with Mom and all my living siblings.


Jeff (Gainesville, Florida), Carol (Delores, Colorado), Mom (American Fork, Utah), Paul (Bend, Oregon), Jill (Jerome, Idaho), I (Woodland Hills, Utah), and Christy (Salt Lake City).

John is buried just up the hill from this. We walked up and stood around his grave telling stories about our brother, as we had about our father.

About Scott Abbott

Ph.D. in German Literature from Princeton University, 1979. Then I taught at Vanderbilt University, BYU, and Utah Valley State College. At Utah Valley University, I'm Director of the Program in Integrated Studies and former Chair of the Department of Humanities and Philosophy. My publications include a book on Freemasonry and the German Novel, two co-authored books with Zarko Radakovic (published in Serbo-Croatian in Belgrade), and translations of a book by Austrian author Peter Handke and of a catalogue of an exhibit called "The German Army and Genocide." More famously, my children are in the process of creating good lives for themselves: as a model and manager, as a teacher of Chinese language, as a watershed scientist and science writer, as a jazz musician, as a corrections officer, as university students, and as parents. I share my life with UVU historian Lyn Bennett and our yellow dog Blue. Some publications at
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2 Responses to Family

  1. chuck says:

    In the family photo , I recognize no one, including you! And I think I met most of the family at least once.


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