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Don Scott Memorial
Don Scott Memorial

Don Scott

Don Scott

Saturday, May 10th, 2014

DonScott  Don Owen Scott, age 85, passed away peacefully at his family home May 10,2014, surrounded by the love of family.  Don was born July 19, 1928, in Bellingham, Washington to Russell and Ora (Hallet) Scott.

   Don married Elaine Thompson of Bellingham on June 26, 1948.  They would have celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary next month.  They moved to Sedro Woolley in 1958 where they raised their three children.

   Don was known for his hard work, which he continued into his 70’s.  He began working at age 10 at Joe’s Garden in Bellingham.  He then worked for the Chicago/Milwaukee Railroad at age 15 and in coal-mining with his father a few years later.  In the 1950’s he went into the timber/logging industry and began working for Bendix/Skagit Steel in the 1960’s until his retirement.  After retiring with Skagit Steel, he worked for IRI of Clearlake. 

  Don leaves behind his wife, Elaine; daughter, Suzy Engberg of Sedro Woolley, and son, Jeffrey (Doni) of Granite Falls.  He has seven grandchildren, Ryan (Lindsey) Scott of Bothell, Travis and Hailey Scott of Granite Falls, Dawn (Randy) Peschek of Maple Valley, Megan (Clark) Stonic of Portland, Amy Clark of Burlington, and Erin (Rueben) Maestas of Arizona.  He has eight great-grandchildren.

  Also surviving Don are his three sisters: twin-sister, Donna Daniels of Bellingham, Delores Forthum of Everson, and Lois Swenson of Bellingham. 

   Don was preceded in death by his parents; his two siblings, Bob Scott and Iris Hall, and his son, Gregory. 

  At Don’s request, there will be no funeral, however, there will be a memorial at a later date. 

   Special thanks goes to grandchildren, Erin and Rueben, for their exceptional love and care for him, and for making Don’s wish to return home during his last weeks a reality, and to granddaughter, Megan, for her compassionate and loving care for him in his final days.  Also the family would like to thank the entire Hospice Northwest team, (Dana, Jenny, Betty, Jesse and Gordon) for their constant support and dedication.  


  • Gary Zahnow

    I am the son of Leroy Zahnow, who is Elaines 1st cousin. Our famiies often got together, and I grew close to the whole Scott family, Don and Elaine where very special to me. Greg was one of my favorite cousins. Don was loving and a kind father and provider, always considerate. I send my late condolences and sympathy to the Scott family. Best regards to you all. Gary Zahnow

  • june slayden

    Suzy I am sorry about your Dad .I know that god is with you , and he will comfort for you always.

  • Bob Ireland

    I had the pleasure of working with Don quite a bit in my life, and it was totally my pleasure.

  • A Neighbor

    I’m sorry for the loss of Don Scott please know that “…He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has even put eternity in their heart… I have concluded that there is nothing better for them than to rejoice and to do good during their life; also that everyone should eat and drink and find enjoyment for all his hard work. It is the gift of God.” Ecclesiastes 3:10-13
    “And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever.” John 14:16; John 5:28,29; Psalms 37:29

  • Wayne Crabtree

    I had the privileged of working with Don for a few years at IRI. What a wonderful man he was.He will be missed.May God be with the family in there time of mourning. I will be praying. Wayne Ctrabtree

  • Jay Follman

    On behalf of the team at IRI of Clear Lake please accept our condolences. Don was a much appreciated contributer here and had many friends and admirers. Don’s expertise and boundless energy made him a natural leader and he was valued greatly. He was a brilliant talent and allowed our growing compay to take many risks and opportunities confident that Don was able to execute many difficult challenges. And he never let us down! We are forever grateful for Don’s contributions. Many here today benefit from what Don helped build. RIP Don!