Scott Low, 50, died on June 19, 2019, after succumbing to injuries from an accident sustained days earlier.
Scott was born Dec. 21, 1968, to Janet Sue (Toney) and Gregory Lee Low in Torrance, Calif. The family moved to Lancaster, Calif., when Scott was a toddler, and he remained in the Antelope Valley until he was 20 years old. He graduated from Paraclete High School in 1987 and obtained an Associate of Science degree from Antelope Valley Community College in 1989.
Scott never considered a career in fire service until the California Conservation Corps assigned him to a fire camp outside Paradise, Calif. He spent a year and a half in the CCC fighting wildland fires and working on conservation projects, then obtained his Bachelor of Science degree at California State University, Chico and went to work for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
Scott moved to Casper in 1994 and joined the Casper Fire Department in 1997. He was an EMT-Intermediate and a Hazmat Tech. He attained the rank of captain and was assigned to C Platoon at Station 6 at the time of his death. Scott traveled the state advocating for firefighter safety and was the EGH Region 8 representative.
Scott met and began dating Anne Bowline his senior year in high school at Paraclete. They married six years later. He fell in love with Wyoming as a kid, when family members from California and Michigan began meeting on the Green River near Pinedale for family reunion camping trips, a tradition that continues after nearly 60 years.
Scott is survived by his wife Anne; brother Brad (Karista) of Cody; aunts and uncles Liz and Danny Low of Lancaster, Calif., and Sheila and Doug Wall of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; grandmother Juanita Low of Lancaster, Calif.; and eight nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, mother, maternal grandparents and paternal grandfather. He also lost three members of the fire service during his time on the job: CFD Captains Jeff Atkinson and Matt Trott, and Cal Fire Captain Bruce Yuhasz, his mentor.
Services will be held Saturday, June 29, at 2 p.m. at Faith Assembly of God Church, Casper. Reception to follow at Yellowstone Garage, 355 W. Yellowstone Highway, Casper.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, projecthealingwaters.org.