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Scott Manley (Paper) - Class of 2009 VIEW PROFILE

Scott Manley (Paper)

(MISSOULA)- Scott James Manley, 60, of Missoula, passed away Sunday, August 28, 2011, of natural causes.

Scott was born February 26, 1951, in Missoula to Jim and Mila Manley. As a young boy, Scott grew up on a ranch near Drummond and attended Drummond Grade School.  He moved with his family to Missoula for his high school years and attended Sentinel High School, where he participated in wrestling and won state championships as part of Jug Beck's legendary team.  He then went on to attend Montana State University and continued wrestling, winning multiple Big Sky championships and attending the NCAA finals. He graduated with a degree in physical education and history.

On November 25, 1978, he married Jeanette Manley, whom he had met at university in Bozeman.  Jeanette and Scott settled in Missoula, where Scott worked in the wood products industry.

Scott was an avid outdoorsman and through the years spent his free time fishing, hunting, building two cabins and enjoying western Montana to the fullest.  He often said that he did not need to travel because Montana was just too much fun.  He loved reading, often finishing several books a week on history, current events, and politics.  He was a hard man to beat playing cards at family get-togethers.

Survivors include his wife Jeanette, Missoula; brother Clifford Manley, Hamilton; brother Donald Manley, Ronan; sister Marcia (Manley) Chapman, her husband Rick Chapman and her daughters Leia and Moe, Florence; many cousins and numerous nieces and nephews and in-laws who loved him.

A celebration of life service was held Thursday, September 1, at St. Anthony's Church in Missoula.

In lieu of flowers, please send your memorials to the Missoula Food Bank, 219 S. 3rd St. W., Missoula, MT 59801 or on-line at

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