Scott Allen Reno

Thursday, May 16, 2019
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Scott Allen Reno died on May 8, 2019, at home in Garneill, after a struggle with pancreatic cancer. He was 57 years old.

Scott was born in Harlowton, on April 3, 1962, to Doris Sears Reno and Palmer Reno, the last of seven children. His five older sisters all doted on him, thinking he was their own.

He spent his childhood and teen years in Martinsdale, tearing up the town with his pals Joey Petit, Jess Rice and Karen (Sears) Scally, his cousin. He went to elementary school and middle school in Martinsdale, then attended high school in Harlowton. He played on the football team and had one year of wrestling.

Scott married the love of his life, Kerri Christensen, on June 18, 1982, at the Lennep Church. Scott attended Northern Montana College in Havre for a few quarters, and attended the University of Montana for a time.

Scott’s chosen career was in the golf course industry, and he served as superintendent at Jawbone Creek in Harlowton, superintendent at Highlands Golf Course in Missoula, assistant superintendent at Orange Tree in Scottsdale, Arizona and finished his career with 22 years as superintendent at Pine Meadows Golf Course in Lewistown. Scott enjoyed making the courses beautiful and liked his early day schedule, which allowed him to see many sunrises.

Scott and Kerri have no children. Scott is survived by his wife, Kerri, and his siblings Christy (Clayton) Garrick, Phillip (Shelene) Reno, Cindy Cavender and Letty (Harold) Crowley and many nieces and nephews. Scott was preceded in death by his parents and his sisters, Denise (Roger) Lindsley and Moyra Lewis.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Pine Meadows Golf Course July 6 at 2 p.m. Please be prepared to speak about your memories of Scott. In lieu of flowers, there is a fund established to plant trees at Pine Meadows Golf Course. Please send donations to P.O. Box 719, Lewistown, MT 59457.

He will be sorely missed.



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