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.
Celebration of His Life
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday January 27, 2023
St. Marie, Montana 59231
Celebration of His Life
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday January 27, 2023
St. Marie, Montana 59231
Read the thoughts and memories, then feel free to add your own.
Donald Broadnax says
I met Scott and his wife through my wife Tori. I knew they both had to be amazing people because my wife’s circle is few and far between. Meeting Scott was a highlight because in the short time I got to share with him I was blessed with conversation and a genuine connection. He was a gentle giant that shined even in the midst of his imminent demise. Just by speaking with him and looking at him one would have never known he was sick. He lived and died with respect, courage, and honor. Farewell my friend till we meet again on the other Side. Donald
Brad Korang says
I can remember sitting at a Fire Fighters get together…after we put out a large brush fire in Saint Marie. I sat next to Scott and and he just looked at me, not saying a word. I asked him what he was thinking about and his reply was “everything and nothing Brad. I’m proud of you for going out there and risking your life for all of us. You’re very brave and I admire young hard-working men like yourself.” Hearing this from someone like Scott and all of his wisdom humbled me. Scott had a very kind but yet mysterious way of telling you exactly what you needed to hear in the way it needed to be said. I’ll always remember sitting next to him and just soaking in his vast knowledge of everything and feeling content as we spoke. I will miss him very much. Thankyou Scott…for your service, knowledge and company.
Abagayle Korang says
First time I met Scott it was at a bbq after you guys were done fighting a fire. He was very sweat and kind hearted not only towards me, but every.
Don’t see him for a few weeks, but I saw him at my surprise 18th birthday party. My face lit up when I saw Scott, he reminds me so much of my Grandpa. Scott was always wanting to help people, especially my mom with the printer.
My mom, Ann, Scott, and me were all hanging out and I told Scott that he reminds me of my grandpa. He kinda chuckled and smiled, I hugged him pretty tight that day.
Scott was an absolutely amazing strong man, he will not only be missed by his beautiful wife, but many others as well.
Scott was inspirational for not only me, but many others.
May you rest easy Scott
Dawn Skardal says
Oh Scott, you were such a good loving family man! You loved our Annie so purely! I am so sad to hear of your passing but know that we can all find peace that you are not in pain any more! Keep looking out for Annie. God speed sir! You will be missed ❤️
Jennie Mason says
I met Scott and Ann at a Fire Department breakfast shortly after both our families moved to Saint Marie. Their passion for community and volunteering was evident from the start! While I didn’t get to know Scott as well as I would have liked because of the timing of his illness, I have enjoyed becoming friends with Ann and rest assured, Ann, I am here to help you walk through this journey. One thing I do know, is that Scott LOVED you! He would want you to live your BEST life. Hugs, sweetheart!
Pat Trotter says
I met Scott when him and his wife Ann came to look at a condo that was for rent. Scott and I became instant friends. We got to go fishing a couple times and he was quite the fisherman. Scott and I both had a love for cars. I have never met a man that was as knowledgeable as he was. Scott always was a generous man, if he could do it he would give you the shirt off of his back. Scott tried his best to find the good in everyone. I’m going to miss my buddy.
Dana Brekhus says
I met Ann and Scott many years ago just by chance. You could tell their love was deep and real. Over the years we had many shenanigans. Scott would just sit back at times and try to figure it all out. Scott was very caring and creative. He was always there to answer a question or give advice. He is greatly missed by all that crossed his path.
Robert Yeomans says
I have known Scott and Ann for years. We were all safety professionals. Our paths crossed often both professionally and socially. When we all sat and talked in their home, Scott always had a feathered friend sitting on his shoulder or climbing about on him. It was very obvious that he was very loved by Ann and their feathered family. Though Scott and I were on the opposite spectrum of political beliefs, he was always respectful of my differing opinions. He was a very kind soul, a good man and a cherished friend.
Scott will be missed but never forgotten.
MaryAnn Grenfell says
Our family met Scott when he first moved to Libby so we have been long time friends and truly he was just part of our family. No matter where he lived, he accepted what life brought him with a positive attitude. Scott was always willing to lend a hand when needed no matter if it was mechanical, computer or when we were desperate for help on the ranch. You never felt you were putting him out, asking for help. A fighter through this cancer and he felt he could beat it! We missed Scott and Ann when they moved away, their many “drop in” visits were always the best to chat, laugh and “if” they were lucky….I had just baked and they left with goodies in hand to enjoy later. We ask God to please hold Ann’s hand and lead her through this heartbreaking time and that with time she will find peace! We are thankful they moved to a small town where they became part of that town and now have so many friends to help hold Ann. We love you Ann and it will truly not feel right to see you without your Scott by your side!
Lloyd Poelman says
Scott was in my elementary (Lake View Elementary) and high school (Box Elder) classes in Brigham City, Utah. Reading what is written, he apparently didn’t change much, just became more of himself. Good for him., so authentic. He had his own drummer– good for him. He was always kind to me. I can believe he was an animal lover, but I didn’t know that at the time. My best thoughts to him and all those who loved him.
Charley Blue says
I didn’t know Scott well while we lived in Brigham City but we hung out together at the recent Box Elder HS Reunion and watched the Bees football game and had lunch. Terrific guy and clearly led a fascinating life. All the best to his family.
Brian Baird says
I knew Scott for many years we grew up just houses away from.each other in Brigham City.
Worked with him at American Greetings many moons ago.
Even though sadly we did not see Eye to eye in recent years do to political bullshit, which was really sad have lost many friends over that.
I often remembered him when it came to cars, hunting American Greetings, bikes , music etc.
He will be missed.
My condolences to his family
Scott and I didn’t know each very well we had met a handful of times before this tragic Event happened. If I remember correctly the first time I met Scott was at a fire meeting up at the fire hall, or it could have been from when him and his AMAZING wife came into Taco shack for lunch but either way that’s not what’s important right now. The important thing is that I got to meet him before he had passed away he was chill and if I could of I would of loved to spend more time with him before all of this happened. He wasn’t one to put up with his bird (Chucky’s) games when he had enough Chucky would know. Scott was an amazing person just like his wife, I’m so glad that I get to spend time with you your bird and your amazing wife.
Aimee Shannon says
Oh Ann, I haven’t had words for what you’ve been facing. Scott was your other half to be sure. From afar, I admired your devotion to one another and your sense of adventure to go make a new life in a new area, always strong because you had each other. While Scott’s not physically by your side, a love such as yours doesn’t end, so I know he’s still right there with you. Scott will always be your cheerleader, your support and your heart. So much love to you.
Sally Teixeira says
Ann…I “met” you through Cassandra from Pine Ridge Siberians. I reached out to you for help with my own huskies. You were awesome! I never met Scott, but I followed your story. Five years ago, my hubby (now married 40 years) had his prostate removed for Prostate Cancer. He then had 37 radiation treatments. They did not work. Now he is on daily medication “until the end” as his doctor said. When I heard that Scott had passed, my heart leapt into my throat. It is news like this that I fear hearing about my own, loving, husband. I am watching your handling of the grief you must feel and I am putting your advice in my mind for when, I too, will face what you have been facing. I keep you in my prayers daily. Thank you for being brave enough to share your story so that others will draw strength from it.
Jonathon Frost says
Pops! You will truly be missed, by us here in the Frost Clan! I have so many memories I’d love to share, but I don’t know where to start to even try to place those memories into words!
Pops! I’m very proud to be your son, and even more proud to call you my father! I know I have made you proud, and I know I will keep making you proud, just like your grandkids make me proud!
When you called me and told me about your cancer! I knew then that you’d be heading home soon! I love you, Dad!!!
Maria Sugg Aaberge says
I met Scott and Ann when they first moved to St Marie thru Jeremy Aaberge. He came home and told me he helped a couple recently move into there new home. He told me I would just love them and I needed to meet them. So shortly after I went to meet them and sure enough within 5 minutes of meeting them I gravitated to them. Scott has such a gentle soul and loved people. He enjoyed helping our community from small jobs to big jobs and never asked for help during his journey.
After our first fire we had a BBQ at our home and he stood up and praised our fire crew on how well we worked together as not only as a team but a family!
The people that came into his life could be long term to briefly he considered family.
One day he saw I was sad and reached out to me and told me if I ever needed a shoulder to lean on or an ear to listen too. For me to call him no matter what time of day it is.
Throughout all of his journey he was there for anyone who needed help he never let it get him down no matter if he was in pain or not. He would keep it to himself!
The last time I spoke with him was at our fire depts new-year eve party and I sat down next to him gave him a big ol hug and asked how he was doing. His answer was ” I only have 5 more rounds and I will be done with chemo” ….I smiled at him and said YOU MY FRIEND ARE SUCH A ROCKSTAR AND YOU GOT THIS!!
And we gave each other a high five.
Scott you are an amazing man and will be missed so much. You are a fixture in each of our lives and in our community!
I met Ann on FB through Zen Butterfly. I had the privilege of getting glimpses into both their lives. It was so obvious the love they shared, their commitment to one another, their community and Zen. From afar I so liked you both, Scott’s love for hls birds showed the quality of his soul. What a gentle loving human being. I will always remember him, even though we never met in person. ❤️
Cynthia Cloud says
I met Scott only through Ann’s postings on Facebook. Everything I have read makes me believe he was a wonderful person. I met Ann in elementary school in New Orleans. I am so sorry for your loss Ann. Rest assured Scott is in heaven and you will meet again.
Jo Allred says
I have known Scott since middle school. The only 7th grader with a beard and army boots. What a treat to watch him walk the school halls. And yet he was an intelligent, kind gentleman. Scott liked everyone. He fit into all the different crowds at school. Scott was a part of my volunteer entertainment crew when I ran a bar in Brigham City. Oh what fun! He will always be ” One of the Good Guys”. Ann, thanks for loving Scott. And giving yourself for him to love. What a perfect part of his life you are.