2007 ~ 2013
upon a time, on August 20, 2007, a prince was born in the
Kingdom of Howard. His parents, (Kenneth) Scott & Kimberli
(Waters) were overwhelmed by the love that they felt for
this special boy, and there was much rejoicing and celebration
in the land. They named him Keaton, which means "where
Very quickly, Keaton’s family could see that this
was no ordinary boy. From the beginning of his life, Keaton
was a light, a bright spot in any room. He had very blond
hair and very blue eyes, and very special powers. His special
powers gave him the ability to radiate love with those beautiful
blue eyes and let everyone know he was listening, and that
they were special too. His special powers also healed the
people who loved him and brought them closer together. Another
one of the powers that he had is that his ears glowed when
the light was behind him.
And so, Keaton continued to grow in love and happiness,
and in CONSTANT motion. He was a mover and a shaker from
the moment that the sun came up until he went to bed to
recharge his batteries. He had to have that rest so he would
have the energy to do all of his favorite things with all
of his favorite people. He had places to go and airplanes
to fly with his sister, Briawna and her husband Aaron (Anderson).
He had to train to be a Pokemon Master with his brother
Dayne, and talk about his favorite things with Dayne’s
wife, Kira (Anderson). He had running and jumping to do
with his sister Shaye (Shanell) while he told her what was
on his mind and astronaut training to do with his big brother
Colton. It also took a lot of energy to walk to get snow
cones with his sister Marohn and draw and create for hours
with his sister Genna (Gennavieve).
Keaton loved to play games and he truly learned how to
be happy for others when he didn’t win, because he
REALLY liked to win. He was good at winning too, and loved
to kick his whole family’s trash at Settlers of Catan.
His Grandma Maureen (Hanes Waters) provided the fuel for
these adventures by making him chocolate chip waffles in
the morning and his Mama Rae (Eva Rae Geaslin) made sure
he had steady supplies of fruit and chocolate covered sunflower
He spent time with his Dad, apprenticing, learning about
being a prince and how to use his agency to be the best
he could be. Keeter, (for even princes have to have nick-names)
loved to be with his dad, doing errands, fixing stuff and
even earning money at Good Earth, picking up garbage off
of the floor. (He was SO proud to show his mother what he
had worked for.) He also loved to sit in his father’s
office while Scott was working. Keaton would spend hours
using his creative powers…taping, gluing, stapling
and coloring to his heart’s content. Most of his creations
were gifts for his family members used to "decorate"
their home. From a very young age, when asked what he was
going to be when he grows up, Keaton would say, "A
He also had the very important job of cuddling with his
Mama in her bed each morning. He would bring down his fuzzy
blanket and whatever stuffed animal pet was having a birthday
that day and tell her how old the pet was. Keaton loved
to read and he and his mom would read every night in his
space ship tent. One of the nice parts of being a prince
is that their mothers dote on them…Keaton loved to
have his mother feed him oatmeal when he was taking a bath.
He also loved to have her cuddle with him while he showed
her his favorite parts of Octonauts on TV. He gave her constant
hugs and kisses. He used his special powers every day to
let her know she was loved. She LOVED the smell of sunshine
in his hair.
Keaton loved to go to kindergarten at American Heritage
School. He learned that part of his special powers were
that he was exceptionally good at reading and math. His
favorite part was the time that they learned how to mix
colors in class by mixing different colors of icing.
Sometimes, he got to go to way cool places, like Disney
World or his favorite, Lake Powell. He played in the sand
for hours, making mud pies and playing with Papa’s
(Kenneth M Howard) remote control boat.
As with all princes, Keaton Scott had an amazing mission
and purpose. He brought nothing but joy and light and laughter
all the days of his mission on Earth. Mission accomplished.
So, on June 28, 2013, Keaton accepted a new mission. Once
again there was great joy and celebrating as he was welcomed
with open arms by his Grandpa Greg (Gregory E Waters) and
his Uncle Mikey (Michael Sherman Howard) and all those who
had gone before him to the other side of the veil. Those
he left behind here look forward in faith to being reunited
with their bold and brave little prince and to living together
happily ever after.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 3, 2013
at 11:00 am in the American Fork West LDS Stake Center Chapel,
688 West 500 North, American Fork, Utah. Family and friends
may call Wednesday morning from 9:30-10:30 am prior to services
at the church. Interment will be in the American Fork City