Lynn Scott Woodbury

1952 ~ 2023

Lynn Scott Woodbury, a devoted father, husband, architect, and community leader, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 27, 2023. Born June 24, 1952, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to his loving parents Wallace Richards Woodbury and Beverley Clair Beesley. Lynn spent his youth golfing, creating mischief with "the boys" (lifelong friends), and was an East High champion swimmer.

Following a year in the National Guard, Lynn served a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Mexico City, Mexico. He developed a deep love for the people he served and would return to Mexico on several occasions.

Lynn was determined to become an architect from a young age. He pursued this passion by earning a bachelor's degree in business and a master's of architecture from the University of Utah. Lynn played a crucial role in the family business, the Woodbury Corporation, contributing significantly to his community through his work with many schools and charitable organizations.

On June 5, 1978, Lynn married his sweetheart, Cecily Elaine Carter, in the Salt Lake City temple. They were sealed for time and all eternity and welcomed three beautiful children into the world: Michael, Elizabeth, and Chelsea.

In 1985, Lynn suffered a spinal cord injury in a trampoline accident, which left him paralyzed for 38 years. Despite the challenges this brought, he maintained his optimism and never allowed his injury to define him. However, he felt a great loss in being unable to show his love by holding his wife, his children, and grandchildren in his arms, whom he cherished dearly.

Throughout his life, Lynn was an incredible teacher and leader, serving faithfully in his home, church, and profession. He shared powerful messages of love and hope, finding solace in his faith in Jesus Christ and the love of his family. Lynn was an inspiration to all who knew him. His humility, love for his family, and faith in God saw him through to the end.

From the Gospel of John, "And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years...Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk."

Lynn is survived by his cherished wife Cecily, children Michael (Marianne), Elizabeth, and Chelsea (Matt), grandchildren Katherine, Alex, Elizabeth, Zoe, Lucy, Lyla, Emmett, Nina, and brothers W. Richards (Becky), and Jeff (Sonia).

A viewing will be held on Sunday, April 2, from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 E 10600 S in Sandy, UT. The funeral will take place on Monday, April 3, at 11:00 AM at the Cottonwood Stake Center, 1830 E 6400 S in Murray, UT, with a viewing one hour prior. Interment will take place at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, 3401 S Highland Dr., Millcreek, UT.

The service will be livestreamed via Zoom and can be joined by following this link: You must have a Zoom account and be logged in to join.


Praying for peace and fond memories during this most difficult time. Lynn was a great man, and I’m sorry for your loss.

- Jeremy Tinkler

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Woodbury family and Woodbury Corporation. Lynn will be forever remembered as a good friend, incredible mentor, and the smartest person in the room.

- Slade Opheikens

We are grateful to know Lynn and Cecily. They are a remarkable and lovely couple. We will miss listening to Lynn's thoughtful gospel remarks in Sunday School and his warm smile. Blessings and prayers to Cecily and her family. A great man has lived among us.

- Bruce and Marian Broadhead

We love Lynn and Cecily and appreciate their genuine kindness and examples of faith. Our kids will miss seeing Lynn on the back row at church—they look for him every week. Sending our love to Cecily and the rest of the Woodbury family.

- Allison Calder and family

No one besides my father has meant more to my career than Lynn Woodbury. I have worked with Lynn as a consultant as well as an employee. While he would not tolerate mediocrity out of anything I did, he was always respectful. Lynn was always the smartest person in the room. He often knew more about peoples specialities than they did. I learned very quickly that you could not try to "bs" Lynn. He would see right through it.

I greatly admired that he was never limited by anything, especially his disability. He just never let it be an issue. I was blessed to be able to know Lynn and he has helped me more in my life than he will ever know. My condolences to the friends and family of this giant among men.

- Darrin Smith

Lynn and I were on the East High Swim team for three years. He was a good friend and great man. I saw him for the last time last year at our delayed 50th reunion. As always he was upbeat and most charming and I will remember him fondly.

- Robert Weyher

I wish to express my since condolences to Lynn’s Wife, Children and Family, I work with Lynn between 2007 and 2010 in the salt Lake Office. I have many cherished memories of Lynn, his was a wonderful gentleman he taught me so much I very grateful of the time I spent with him.

- Lawrence Flynn

I was one of Lynn's nurses in a clinic. Cecily was the most loving and involved wife of any of our patients. Her input was invaluable! I have watched the memorial video a few times through and, although I (we at the clinic) had fondness for Lynn, only now do I truly understand the greatness of the man I helped take care of. It will always have been a true privilege to rub shoulders with this stature of a man (& couple). It was an honor, Brother Woodbury.
Rochelle Hatch

- Rochelle Hatch