Obituary of Scott A. Haverstock
The world lost a shining spirit when Scott passed away much too soon. For his parents, Barb and Drum, he was the center of their lives, their greatest accomplishment, and a joy every day that he lived. He leaves behind his adoring mother Barb, aunts Stacy Guthrie and Kathie Williams, uncle Frank Brown, and cousins Koa Bright and Bubba Brown.
All who knew Scott held his helping hands and welcomed his big heart into their lives. He made friends no matter where he went, and he leaves friends in all fifty states and beyond.
Scott was a great team player. He swam the butterfly stroke and mile in his teenage years with the Rolling Hills Swim Club, Santa Rita Highschool, and Ott Y. There, he made lifelong friends. Scott did his undergraduate degree at NAU. He transferred to ASU, where he earned a master’s degree in social work.
Scott was a hero to many people, some who he did not even know. Working at Phoenix Body Positive, he worked with people living with HIV/AIDS, their partners, and families. In his work, he assisted many to find equal access to medical care, but more importantly, he offered compassionate assistance so others could live positive, authentic lives.
Scott moved on to Empact Suicide Prevention Center, where he once again was a part of a team. He spoke of his coworkers with true love and admiration. Who can even imagine how many lives Scott saved as a crisis counselor? He was devoted to helping others live their best lives and was always available to offer a shoulder to cry on or a kind word to family, friends, and acquaintances.
Scott was quite a philanthropist, too. He was a founding member of the Grand Canyon Sisters of Charity. With his fellow Sisters, he fundraised for many good causes with flamboyant skits, costumes, and wild hats. As always, he was the life of the party.
Scott was preceded in death by his father, Drum. Though he was grief stricken at the time, Scott held it together for his mother. The three of them, Drum, Barb, and Scooter, as Scott was nicknamed, were the Three Musketeers. Always together at school functions, soccer games, swim meets, holidays, birthdays, and sharing everyday life. Scooter and Drum loved to play tricks on Barb, and the three laughed and loved each other dearly.
In the third grade Scott won the science fair, and his favorite book, James and the Giant Peach, was gifted to his school library. Perhaps a quote from that book says it all.
“Come right up close to me and I will show you something wonderful.”
The something wonderful was Scott himself. We all know how wonderful he was, and our lives have been made better by knowing him.
In lieu of flowers please donate to: Take Back the Night Trauma Healing Services, La Frontera Empact SPC, 619 S. Madison Drive, Tempe, AZ 85281, 480-784-1574.