Scott Jay Hebert, of Palm Desert, CA, passed away on Saturday September 3, 2016. He was born in Inglewood, CA, and raised in Torrance. He graduated from West High School, attended El Camino College and graduated from Kaplan University in Palm Springs. Scott was 62 when he died suddenly in a car accident caused by a drunk driver who ran a red light. Scott had various careers over the years in the South Bay, San Francisco area and Palm Desert. After becoming a Certified Professional Medical Coder, he worked for several different companies, lastly at ArroHealth as a Lead Auditor. Scott enjoyed travel and went on eleven cruises with his partner. His primary hobbies were his birds and fish. Scott is survived by partner James Atkins, father Robert Hebert, sister Julie Hebert Edwards, brothers Ralph Frederick (Becky), Gary Hebert (Susan), and Michael Hebert, and multiple nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by mother Mary Hebert. The Service will be held at Rice Mortuary on September 24, 2016 at 11:00 am. A reception will follow in Rice's Lighthouse Room until 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD) in Scott's name.

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  1. I knew Scott, through work, for a very short time. I loved his dedication to being a lead auditor but I think I loved his parrots, the most. He would tell me about the different ones, their names and a few of their antics. I could always hear them chatting in the telephone background. He encouraged me to take a cruise which I will be doing next year for my 60th birthday. I was horribly shocked by the news that he was killed in a car accident. At work, it seems like everything I touched had Scott’s name on it. So in fond memory of Scott, I share this poem:

    Do Not Stand By My Grave and Weep

    By Mary Elizabeth Frye

    Do not stand at my grave and weep
    I am not there; I do not sleep.
    I am a thousand winds that blow,
    I am the diamond glints on snow,
    I am the sun on ripened grain,
    I am the gentle autumn rain.
    When you awaken in the morning’s hush
    I am the swift uplifting rush
    Of quiet birds in circled flight.
    I am the soft stars that shine at night.
    Do not stand at my grave and cry,
    I am not there; I did not die.

    My sincerest condolences to Scott’s partner and family.

    Christine Speight

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