Scott Duane David Springer came into this life on December 13, 1986 waving hello to his parents and left this life on November 12, 2011 near Hartsel, CO while traveling to celebrate and spend time with his family.
Scott was born in Pueblo, CO (the same hospital his dad was born in) and he came home to five older siblings.
He lived up Ideal Canyon near Walsenburg, CO, where he was a 5th generation cattleman on the family ranch. He attended three years of elementary school in La Veta, CO. In 1995 the family moved to Hartsel, CO. where he graduated from South Park High School, .
While still in middle school Scott got his own brand and started his cattle herd. At such a young age his business plan included passing his ranching legacy on to his kids.
Scott had a unique way of solving problems, he could fix almost anything. He had worked as an outfitter, a guide, a lineman, a roughneck on the drilling rigs, and on numerous ranches before returning to the Springer ranch.
The three brothers are huge practical jokers. One time the boys came in the house, Scott had on a ball cap and tennis shoes, he slouched and kept his back to his mom, she asked the other two who was with them, and they thought that was hilarious that she did not recognize her own son without boots and a cowboy hat on.
Scott, like his siblings, participated in 4-H. He twice took projects to the Colorado State Fair, taking reserve grand champion in plants and soils and later in forestry. Scott had a very generous and caring soul. His last year of 4-H, he gave his hog to a new 4-H’er whose own hog had suffered misfortune getting to weigh-ins.
He did not know a stranger, as he made friends quickly. Scott brought home many troubled people for his family to take care of, once he even picked up a homeless person off a street corner.
In 2008 Scott reunited with his true love, Joy. They were never apart from that day on. They were married and became the parents of adorable twins. He continued to cowboy and work on the oil rigs with his brothers, Preston and Owen, in order to support his family. He had recently moved his family to Westcliffe, CO and he was quite proud of his home, his family and the beautiful scenery that surrounded them.
Scott Springer is and always will be a COWBOY; he loved being in the saddle and soaking in the outdoors. He had a gentle yet efficient way of working animals. His family was so proud of the man he had become and how he was taking such perfect care of his family.
He told his mom days before his passing what a lucky guy he was, that he had the most wonderful wife.
He loved to spend time with family, friends, children, animals and music.
We will continue to talk about his generous heart, his unique outlook on life; the passionate, blissful love he shared with his wife; the way he took care of his children; how he loved his nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and grandparents; how hard he played with his friends; the close bond and numerous memories shared between the six siblings; and the deep connection he has with his parents. His passionate care for his whole family and all of his friends will not be forgotten.
Scott’s mom is compiling a book about the essence of Scott for his children. It would be greatly appreciated if those who knew Scott would email or mail stories to email@example.com or PO Box 53, Hartsel CO 80449. A fund for his wife and children has been set up at the Colorado East Bank, PO Box 673, Fairplay, CO 80440.
Scott was welcomed to heaven by several family members and friends.
He leaves his adored wife, Joy Anna (Bjorklund) Springer, his children, two year old twins, Ely Duane and Kaylie Anna. He is survived by his parents, Dennis and Theresa Springer of Hartsel, CO; and grandparents Glen and Angelina Springer of Brush, CO; and David and Rosemary Smeal of Albuquerque, NM. He leaves his siblings, Wendy (Benny) Nichols and their four children of Molina, CO; Gail Springer of Aurora, CO; Sandy (Jeff) Jones and their two children of Grand Junction, CO; Preston (Erin) Springer and their two children and expecting one of Hartsel, CO; and Owen (Kendall) Springer and daughter Lyla of Hartsel, CO.
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