Elmer Stott Duncan

December 2, 1926 – June 3, 2019

Elmer Stott Duncan passed away on June 3, 2019. Elmer was born on December 2, 1926 to Ethel Edna Stott and Elmer J. Duncan in Meadow, Utah. He was the youngest of six children. He grew up on a farm in Meadow, Utah, working alongside his dad and 3 brothers and sister Lola. His sister Edna passed away shortly after birth. He especially loved working on the farm with his father. Elmar attended Meadow Elementary School, and Millard High School. Elmer graduated from Utah State University with a bachelor’s degree in Range Management.

Elmer served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in the North Central States Mission, from September 8, 1947 to September 22, 1949. Elmer served on the Ft. Berthold Indian Reservation, living in a log cabin. He had and old car, Jezebel, and rode horses.

Elmar served in the U.S. Army from September 22, 1950 to September 23, 1952. He served in Fort Riley, Kansas, Fort Benning, Georgia, and Germany. Elmer served as a sergeant in charge of a company of men using recoilless rifles, to help keep Russians from entering Germany.

Dad completed one semester at Brigham Young University. He transferred to the Branch Agricultural College in Cedar City, Utah from August 1954 – June 1956. Dad studied at Utah State University from August 1956 – June 1958, graduating with a degree in Range Management. Dad was first in his family to go to college.

Stott met Shirley Jackson at the Ilene Café, where she worked with her sister. They dated from September 23, 1952 and they became engaged on October 31,1952. Elmer proposed to mother on the steps of the Utah State Capitol. Dad farmed while mother went to school at Utah State University. They married on January 1954.

Dad worked on the family farm. He sold vacuums for Sears, worked on a drill rig for Three States Natural Gas, and the Bureau of Land Management for 40 years, as a firefighter and for the forest service (summer 1956).

Worked BLM/West Desert, Range Survey Summer 1957
BLM full-time June 1958
October 1958 Richfield, Utah
October 1962 Vernal, Utah
May 1957 Buffalo, Wyoming
July 11, 1977 Moab, Utah

Church Callings:
Sunday School President
Branch President
Gospel Doctrine teacher
President of an Indian Mission in Richfield, Utah
Three stake missions, family history and proselyting missions
Full-time Senior Mission in Mclaughlan, South Dakota with mother

Dad especially loved Grand County High School baseball, hunting pheasants, and his hunting dogs.

Dad is survived by his wife of 64 years, Shirley Jackson Duncan. Three children: Jeffrey Lynn Duncan (Beth), Kristi Duncan-Priest (Roger), and Melanie Duncan Brown (Joe), as well as 17 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. As well as brother-in-law Charles Bryan Jackson, Joseph Elmer Jackson, Steven Lee Jackson, James Ellis Jackson.

Elmer is preceded in death by his mother Ethel Edna Stott, his father Elmer J. Duncan, three brothers: Floyd Duncan (Edna Bennett), Stan Duncan (Lou Barkdull), Ken Duncan (Gwen Whatcott) and two sisters Lola Duncan Bushnell (Lee) and Edna Duncan. Also, his Mother-in-law Velma Olive Robison Jackson and Father-in-law John Bryan Jackson, as well as sisters-in-law Beverly Jackson Richards, Patricia Jackson, Sherry Jackson and Marguerite Jackson, Brother-in-law Reed Richards.

Many thanks for the loving support of his granddaughter Shiree Duncan, for her loving kindness over the last three years, as well as the Moab 1st ward and the Moab Utah Stake. Also, to the staff and residents of The Legacy House for their care and friendship.

A viewing will be held Saturday, June 15, 2019 at the Meadow LDS Church, 108 East Center, Meadow, UT 84644 from 12:00 – 1:30pm with the funeral following at 2:00pm.

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