Robert Samuel Coutts

Robert Samuel Coutts, 88, of Scottsdale, passed away February 17, 2014. Born in Waukesha, Bob was a U.S.

Army Air Corps veteran and retired from ITT-Cannon in 1995 as a contract administrator.

He had been an involved and longtime member of Living Water Lutheran Church and a sponsor of many men in more than 30 years supporting victims of substance abuse through Al-Anon.

Bob will be greatly missed by his two sons, David John Coutts and Lawrence Robert Coutts, and his wife, Linda; four grandchildren, Melissa, Marcia, Michelle and Michael; four great-grandchildren, Cade, Aubrey, Trace and Hunter; a sister, Anne Betty; and brother, Jim. He is also survived by his close friend, Carol Flowers of Scottsdale, who shared a deep and spiritual relationship with him for the last 10 years.

Bob’s wife, Peggy, of 55 years preceded him in death in 2002 as well as his two brothers, Wally and George “Bill.”

A memorial service commemorating Bob’s life will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, March 2, at Living Water Lutheran Church, 9201 E. Happy Valley Road in Scottsdale. Graveside services with military honors will be held for the family at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, where Bob and Peggy will be interred together.

Memorial contributions would be welcomed by Living Water Church or Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014.

Messinger Mortuaries, 480-945-9521, is serving the family. Please visit to leave the Coutts family a condolence.