Scott L. Moulton

Scott L. MoultonOur sweet Scotty passed away peacefully March 4, 2019, with his family by his side, after a lengthy illness.

His life began and ended in Ridgecrest, where he was born in April 1968. Scott started school at the age of 3 ½, attending Richmond Elementary, Murray Middle School, and finishing his education at Burroughs High School in 1989. He worked for 25-plus years at the DART Thrift Store, where he made many friends, and later became a client of SAILS Adult Day Program.

Scott was an avid bowler and loved to tell everyone about the time he bowled 6 STRIKES IN A ROW and scored a 200! We all cringed every time his left-handed loft of “Wildfire” (his red bowling ball) came crashing down and amazingly knocked over most of the pins. He loved it when his niece and nephew would come to watch and made sure everyone knew he was their Uncle.

Scott was a lifelong fan of Batman (his Hero) from the early days, but his absolute favorite character was Wonder Woman. He enjoyed wearing shirts with their likenesses and had ALL the movies and TV episodes. He was a diehard supporter of the Boise State University (BSU) Broncos and the Dallas Cowboys. He enjoyed watching game shows (Jeopardy and Wheel every night like clockwork), the Food Channel, superhero movies and (to the family’s consternation) WWE Wrestling. Scott loved music and movies, collecting hundreds of albums and titles over the years of all genres, and would often have both playing at the same time. He had a special “filing” system for his videos that made sense to him alone. He knew every video he had, exactly where it was, and could tell INSTANTLY if one of them was missing and would remind (nag) everyone in the house until it was returned.

Scott loved to travel, and his favorite place to go was to Boise, ID to see extended family (particularly his favorite Aunt, Peggy Holmquist). Fun times were also had visiting his niece’s family in Virginia, Universal Studios, the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, Reno, San Francisco, Bryce and Zion Canyons, Mt. Rushmore, shopping in Palmdale, and attending musical shows at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center. Scott made friends wherever he went, flirting with the ladies and shaking hands with all the men.

Scott is preceded in death by his dad, Marc Moulton of Ridgecrest. He is survived by his mom Sue Moulton of Ridgecrest, sister Jennie Smith and husband Rich of Inyokern, CA, niece Katelyn Bell, husband Jordan, and their children Dillon, Liam and Alice of Front Royal, VA, nephew Logan Smith, wife Jessica, and their girls Sydney and Lilian of Ridgecrest, and honorary niece (The Scotty Whisperer) Katherine Edwards of Ridgecrest.

The family would like to thank Dr. Goonesinghe and her staff (especially Krishna), Dr. Deichert, Dr. Goyle, and all of the wonderful Nurses and CNAs at RRH for being respectful, compassionate and so very kind to Scotty while he was in their care.

Family and friends are invited to gather and remember Scott at an Open House on Saturday, March 16, from 2:00-5:00pm at the Moulton residence. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation toward the purchase of a Leaf in Scott’s name on the Tree of Life at the Ridgecrest Regional Hospital. To contribute, contact Jo Burdick at 760-446-6876.

— Submitted by the family of Scott Moulton

Story First Published: 2019-03-15