Baker City, Oregon
Peter “Pete” Scott, 57, of Baker City, died March 18, 2003, at his home.
He will be laid to rest at Mount Hope Cemetery; services will be announced at a later date.
Peter was born in upstate New York on Aug. 13, 1945, and was the oldest of two children. While attending college studying engineering, he met Gunilla and soon after they were married. They lived in Los Angeles, New York, Sweden and Klamath Falls, before settling down in Baker City.
Pete and his family left Klamath Falls in the fall of 1979 with the intention to find a great place to raise their family and start a new business.
The Scott family came to Baker in May 1980, and when they arrived he said that this was the place they had been looking for.
Peter and his wife started the Baker City Bakery, known by many as the Swedish Bakery. He found that he had a knack for making creative and delicious soups. He enjoyed the company and conversation of his customers — many of whom became close personal friends.
After 20 years of running the bakery, Pete’s health prevented him from continuing to operate his business. He wanted to live out the rest of his days in Baker City, and even though his health was deteriorating, his spirit remained strong.
Peter had a thirst for knowledge, a passion for creativity, and enjoyed visiting with his friends. He will always be remembered by those who knew him as honest, creative, hardworking, compassionate, strong-willed and a great friend.
Peter is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Russell and Evie Scott of Big Springs, Texas; his son and daughter-in-law, Andy and Raji Scott of Antioch, Calif.; his son and daughter-in-law, Erik and Mindee Scott of Boise; and his daughter, Rebekka Scott of Boise.
Memorial contributions may be made to Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, March 27, 2003
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor