Scott Cromar Sterling

1950 ~ 2024

Scott Cromar Sterling, 73, of Salt Lake City, Utah, died on February 10, 2024. Scott was born in American Fork, Utah, on May 12, 1950, to John William Sterling, Jr., and Bonnie Cromar Sterling. He was the oldest of four children, growing up in Lubbock and Dallas, Texas, and St. Louis, Missouri.

He attended Brigham Young University, studying Music Composition, and served a mission to Scotland for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He worked for Loomis Fargo for 47 years as a Messenger Guard, completing many over-the-road trips to New York, Idaho, and to the mines of western Utah. A highlight of his career was being selected to transport the Gold Medals to the award ceremonies for the 2002 Winter Olympics. Additionally, he attended Police Officer Safety Training (POST) and served as a Reserve Officer for the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Officer for ten years, completing his service there as a Sergeant.

Scott was a lifelong learner who developed a wide range of interests and hobbies. He was an expert marksman and became a certified firearms instructor. He was one of the three founding members of the Utah Polite Society. For more than twenty years, the Utah Polite Society has been a place for people of all skill levels to safely learn and practice armed self-defense (because of experts like Scott.) He was also an accomplished outdoor photographer, winning numerous first-place awards, and was published in an international calendar. Scott loved the arts, and had a beautiful bass voice, singing in stage plays as well as choirs. He composed his own music, was a drum major, played the trumpet, and loved participating in the BYU Cougar Marching Band. Scott was an observer of people and wrote incredible short stories with amazing descriptions and characters. Family and friends eagerly awaited his new Christmas story every year.

Scott was a devoted son and supportive brother, uncle, and friend. He will be remembered for his generosity of spirit, his work ethic and sense of humor, and his abiding faith in Jesus Christ. He is predeceased by his parents and is survived by sister Ann Blue and husband Robert (Clovis, Ca.), sister Karen (Salt Lake City, Ut.), brother Alan and his wife Starla, (Mooresville, NC). He is also survived by four nieces and nephews and their families.

Services will be held on Friday, February 16, 2024, in the chapel at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East Dimple Dell Road (10600 South) in Sandy. A viewing will be held at 1:00 p.m. followed by a Celebration of Life service at 2:00 p.m. and a dedication of the grave.


Sorry to hear about your brother Karen. Loves
Cindy Krueger

- Cindy Krueger