Paul Matthew Scott went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Jan. 10, 2011. Paul was born in Rathbun, Iowa, on Oct. 5, 1938. He is preceded in death by his parents, Jasper and Icle Scott; son, Lenny Scott; and mother-in-law, Ora Erbland, who loved him as her own. What a glorious reunion that must have been. Paul is survived by the love of his life, wife, April Scott. They cherished and loved each other from the moment they met. Two hearts, one love; that was their destiny. So, go my love and prepare a place for us...wherever you are, my love will find you. He also leaves behind his daughter, Brenda Pullen; son, Brad Scott; and five grandchildren. Paul was the middle child of ten; brothers, Bobbie, Billie, Donald, Teddy, James, John, Daniel, and Michael; sister, Rachel; and too many friends and 'adopted' family members to mention. Paul was a proud, devout, beautiful spirit, who loved the Lord with all his heart, and in so doing, taught many others, by example. The Lord shone through Paul's beautiful blue eyes. He was always a hard worker and could do anything with his hands. An excellent carpenter and craftsman; if he saw it, he could build it. Paul also loved to cook, especially for a crowd, the more, the merrier. He was well known in the area for his BBQ sauce, salsa and smoked goodies. Paul's wit, love of life and gentle good nature will be missed by all. Heaven is a much better place with him there. The family would like to thank Sangre de Cristo Hospice for helping to take care of Paul and helping him keep as much dignity as was possible during his final days. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011, at First Church of the Nazarene, 84 Stanford Ave., with Pastor James Murray officiating. Online condolences,

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  1. It has been one year since you left us dad and I was unable to be with you during your last days. So many hatred of others wouldn’t allow it. God knows that I tried, but wasn’t allowed. The night that you passed away and I had the dream you were there to say goodbye and then the phone rang and woke me up and was told you were gone. I believe with all my heart you were there in my dream to tell me and Jason goodbye. Just think you are a great-grandfather. He is a beautiful boy and I know that Jason will be a great father.

    There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t miss you , mom and Lenny. I know that you are no longer suffering and are at peace. Someday, we will meet again and never have to say goodbye.

    I love you very much and no matter what others did to separate us, they can’t take away the memories or the love we had. I will always be your little girl.

    Love Always,

    Your Daughter Brenda

  2. It has been six months since you left us and not a day goes by that you are not in my thoughts. I know that you are in a better place now with no more suffering. As you always said while I was growing up, forgive others for what they do and I have done that. Please watch over me and someday we will be together with all of our family never to be parted again.

  3. Scotty, your friendship blessed us more than words can express. The last time we spoke it was like long lost friends finding each other again. We will miss hearing your laughter, sharing your dreams, knowing your hopes. May God bless and keep you, and watch over April and your family.

  4. April, We are so grateful to have known Paul and you! He was such a kind and caring friend and we were lucky to have had some time with him.He was one of the truly wonderful people! We know he is in Heaven and is watching over you! Bryan and Cindy Wilson

  5. Brother Paul
    I am not ready to say Good Bye, but the time has come ,and I know we said our Goodbye’s when we talked on the phone, but some how I guess I thought there would always be another time, AND SO THIS IS THE TIME !!!! I have been sitting today thinking of all the memories I have ,when we were growing up on the farm and how you loved to tease me and I would get so mad at you but you just laughed and call me a sissy, , how did time pass so quickly ? Walking from the farm to Rathbun to grade school and all the times you would skip school and I had to answer all the teachers questions about where is your brother? You really loved to skip school. I really am going to miss you, I loved being your sister ,and I loved you growing up and I love you now, but it is time to say goodbye,but when I see you the next time ,there will be no more goodbye’s and we will live happy ever after!!!! RACHEL

  6. April
    Inside the wedding band that Abraham Lincoln gave Mary Todd was engraved the words “LOVE IS ETERNAL”
    When Lincoln,the victim of an assassin’s bullet,took his last breath, someone in the room said ,”He belongs to the ages.” Mary responded ,”No,he belongs to me.
    So April when I read this I thought of you and Paul,because every time I talked to you or Paul you declared your love for him and he for you.So one thing I know my brother Paul was loved!!!!!
    And I thank God that He brought you to Paul, because you were the one he was looking for, for so long!!!! I LOVE YOU APRIL

  7. My dearest, darling Paul, everything I have to say to you, we said to each other on a daily basis. I cherish each moment we had together. I love you eternally and look forward to joining you in Heaven.

  8. My sincerest condolences to all of the Scott family. Each one of us receives a guardian angel at birth, who walks along beside us everyday we spend on earth. Invisible, these angels never leave us day or night, they know our fears & whisper “things are going to be all right.” They give us strength & purpose, keep our hope & courage strong, they fill our minds with wisdom & our spirits with a song. May you find comfort in knowing that Paul has been guided gently home.

  9. April, we love you and are praying for you during this difficult time. May you experience God’s comfort and peace. Love and prayers. Pastor Jim and Deanna

  10. Dad As you know goodbyes are never easy for me. i am so grateful that you and i got to talk these past few weeks. There are so many memories i have that no one can take away. I loved you so much and i will miss you so much. I know that Lenny will be one of the first ones to greet you with a big hug. Thank you for loving me and as you use to say no matter how old i got i would always be daddys little girl. eveey time i hear the song Butterfly Kisses I will think of you. the dream i had the night you went home i know was real and you were saying goodbye and i thank you. Watch over me and someday I will make that jpurney and i know that you mom and Lenny will be there for me. I love you and will cherish all the love and memories i have in my heart. love always your daughter Brenda

  11. RIP. I know you are in a better place, where you don’t have to suffer. I will cherish all the memories I have from when I was a child, from lizard hunting in California to going to Ohio with you. You will be missed, but never forgotten. Kinda hard to forget, seeing my middle name is Paul. I love you very much. Remember what you always told me: Never take any wooden nickels.

  12. May you rest in peace. I have many memories of Uncle Paul. I will forever cherish those in my own heart and mind. Memories are a love noone can steal. I will say that I remember as a young child the look on Uncle Pauls face everytime he looked at his grandson Jason. I could feel the love gleaming in his eyes.

  13. April,I am praying for you,thoughts are with you… Uncle Paul,You may be in the lords hands now, but you will always be alive in our heart We love you!! And y’all never be forgotten!!!Death leaves a heartache no 1 can heal, love leaves a memory no 1 can steal.. When sum1 u love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.. ~Author Unknown;In the arms of the angel, fly away from here. I know you are in good hands now. We love and miss you! Rest in Peace. Love,Cindy Scott(Bob’s Daughter)

  14. We were so blessed to have known Paul and to call him a friend. His laughter and smiles will be greatly missed.

    Our prayers are with you.

  15. Dear April,
    From my heart to yours, love and comfort now and in all the days ahead. He knew you loved him unconditionally and he loved you the same. Peace be with you now and always.

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