Scott Arnold Sargent

Scott Arnold Sargent, age 60, passed away at his home in Kemmerer, on Wednesday, April 14. He was born on May 28, 1960, in Ogden, Utah, the son of Michael Joseph and Judie Beth (Balling) Sargent.

Scott attended schools in the Ogden area and after high school graduation, he attended Weber State University in Ogden, and graduated with a degree in criminal justice. He later attended the University of Wyoming in Laramie, and obtained a Juris Doctorate degree in law. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force. He spent some time working as a plumber and building runways in the military.

Scott began working his law enforcement career in Diamondville as a police officer. He worked also as a patrol sergeant for Sublette County, spent two years working for Enron in Sublette County. He served as commander of the Sublette County Search and Rescue as well.

After completeing college, Scott served an internship with the Wyoming Attorney General’s Office in Cheyenne, and also with the Laramie County Attorney’s Office. He began his practice in law with Blain Klein in Buffalo, and then opened his own practice in Buffalo with Rick Erb.

Scott then moved to Rawlins for a short period of time and worked as a public defender in Carbon County, then moved his family back to Kemmerer, where he also worked in the public defender’s office. He also served as Lincoln County Attorney for six years. He then worked in private practice in Kemmerer until the time of his death. He had served as the Big Piney city attorney for more than 20 years and was currently serving in that capacity at the time of his death.

Scott was an avid hunter and fisherman, and he loved to spend time with his family and grandchildren camping in the mountains of Wyoming. He loved the outdoors.

He served his community by volunteering on the Oyster Ridge Music Festival Committee, at the Turning Point, and on the Kemmerer Senior Citizens Board of Directors. He was a member of the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity. He was an avid reader, loved to research, and enjoyed spending time doing family genealogy. He was also licensed to practice law in the state of Colorado.

Scott is lovingly survived by his wife, Denise Sargent of Kemmerer; his son, Dee (Michelle) Sargent of Tucson, Arizona; and a daughter, Louise (Tony) Zancannella of Albuquerque; three grandchildren, Giacamo, Bruno and Alegria. Scott is also survived by his parents; two brothers, Jeff (Dujnana) and Michael (Robin); and two sisters, Cindee Sargent and Michelle (Rick) Boulter.

Memorial services were conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 17, at the Kemmerer LDS Stake Center, with Bishop Jason Skidmore officiating. Services will conclude at the stake center, with full military honors to be held outside in the parking lot.

Cremation has taken place under the direction of Ball Family Chapel, Kemmerer. Online condolences may be left at


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