Scott John Frost, 63, departed this life on January 5, 2023.
Scott was born December 6, 1958 in Brigham City, Utah to LaMoyne W. and Dorothy (Kirgan) Frost. Scott grew up in Brigham City and graduated from Box Elder High. In 2015 he married his loving life partner, Ann duTreil.
Scott was an interesting mix of outdoorsman and computer geek. He owned a computer repair business at one point. He was proud of the ten years he worked for NASA building rocket motors for the space shuttles. He led teams doing HazMat cleanup, and went all over the country on HazMat spills. He started a safety training business and traveled all over North Dakota and parts of Montana. He had a love of education, and sharing his knowledge. His knowledge of OSHA standards was second to none. He was never stumped by a student’s question. He had a deep knowledge on many subjects and he taught a lot over the years. As their training company was dying down after the oil boom, they started Zen Butterfly, which took off and enabled them to leave the oilfields and go back to his beloved Montana. He was truly at peace when he was in the woods or walking the creeks.
He was an animal lover and animals gravitated to him. He had a series of birdy buddies, as Ann’s allergies would not allow for pets with fur. VooDeaux got him through his cancer diagnosis. LadyBird was there with him while he went through radiation treatments. And his best pal, African Grey named Chucky, was waiting for him in a hotel in Billings when he went through cancer surgery.
He also loved the outdoors. He was an avid forager; his favorite find was chanterelles. He also enjoyed hunting and kept their freezer full of meat. He could sit for hours at the creek fishing and snagging salmon. He also enjoyed rock hunting and has quite a collection. He was a sensitive soul in a Viking body. He was an eclectic mix of camouflage and tie dye. He was soft when he needed to be, and strong when times called for it. He gave everyone the benefit of the doubt, but he was not shy about calling people on the rug that needed it. He kept his personal beliefs to himself, mostly, so if he opened-up to you, count yourself privileged. When he loved, it was strong and with everything that he had. Scott and Ann were each other’s world. He took care of her from the first day that they met: from taking care of her emotional needs, to putting snow tires on her car. One of the last things that he did was sit on the St. Marie Fire Department Board as Treasurer. He was so happy and proud to be involved in our little community.
He is survived by his loving life partner and wife, Ann Frost: son, Jonathon S. Frost and wife Kathryn; grandchildren: Karolee, Tyrel, Dominik and Kaitlyn; sisters, Linn Hutchens and Katauna Frost and his beloved African Grey Chucky Frost.
Preceding him in death are his parents; sister, Kathleen “Katy” Frost and stillborn son, Joshua W. Frost.
A celebration of his life will be held Friday, January 27, 2023 at the Townhall in St. Marie from 6-8 p.m. Condolences may be left for the family at bellmortuarymontana.com.