Robert W. Scott, 74, a former Baker City resident, died Nov. 15, 2006.
His memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, 2007, at Evergreen-Washelli in Seattle, Wash. The family asks that friends and relatives visit and sign the guest book at www.washelli.com.
Robert was born on July 22, 1932, at Baker City to Walter and Miriam Scott. He attended Klamath Union High School at Klamath Falls, and then graduated from the University of Oregon at Eugene in business and communications. He was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity, and ROTC.
In 1952, he married Carmel Finnigan of Klamath Falls. After serving as a captain in the U.S. Air Force and a brief career in radio broadcasting, he joined Sylvania in its lighting products division. He retired 36 years later as the Northwest Division manager.
He married Kirsten James of Seattle in 1999. Retirement didn’t suit Bob well, so he put his extensive experience to work for Consolidated Electrical Distributors as the administrator for contracts held by them with the state of Washington until his death.
He was most notably an avid boater, but also very well-read, a great skier, sportsman, tennis player and always lived life to its fullest. During “retirement”, he became a U.S Coast Guard licensed captain with a 100-ton rating.
He ran charters, often with Kirsten at his side, throughout the San Juans and Canadian Gulf Islands for 15 years aboard his beloved boat, the “Vagabond.”
He also worked for local companies as a charter and dinner cruise captain. Mostly, he, Kirsten, and the entire family, loved being out at anchor, enjoying wonderful times together, and the very heart of life itself.
Survivors include his first wife, Carmel; and their children, Robert, and his wife, Angela, Bonny, Daniel and his wife, Shawna, and James and his wife, Lori; his wife, Kirsten; stepson, Alexander James; his grandchildren, Ryan, Missy, Robert, Andrew, Joey and Koa; and great-granddaughter, Mayabella.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Puget Sound Chapter of the American Lung Association.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, December 4, 2006
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor