Walter Allen Scott a lifetime resident of Skagit County passed away Saturday
February 22, 2003 with his family at his side at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, WA at the age of 59 years. He was born May 9, 1943 in Burlington, WA the son of Milford and Virginia Sawyer Scott. Walter spent his life in Skagit County, working at various shake mills in the valley including Janicki Mill and Clear Shake. On March 27, 1964 at Ocean Shores, WA, he was married to Janice LaCount and they were married for 20 years.
Walter loved to participate in rodeos and jackpot team roping events; as a team roper he sometimes was the header, and sometimes the heeler. He had many buckles he had won at those events with so many of his friends at the other end of the steer including his sons. At home, they practiced for hours sometimes on the roping dummy Walter built that had moving back legs operated by a motor. He had three horses during his roping years, Buck, Tiger, and Yellow who went on before Walter and are in heaven waiting for that next big jackpot. Walter could do anything. When he wanted a horse trailer, he got a book from the library and taught himself to weld. He built several horse trailers over the years, each one better than the last. He built his barn at the house in Sedro-Woolley without any previous experience and it stood for thirty years. Walter went to every garage sale, bringing home things he would never find a use for, but had to have. He would rather do something for someone else than have anyone do something for him. He didn’t like to be ‘fussed over’. Walter is survived by his two sons Jeff Scott and his wife Carrie and their children Tera, Cassidy, Jordan, and Coltin of Surprise, AZ and Terry Scott and his wife Michelle and their son Cody of Sedro-Woolley. Two brothers David and his wife Midge Scott of Mount Vernon and Dicky Scott of Burlington and a sister Suzanne Locke of Burlington. Numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Mary and a brother Bill.
Graveside Services will be Wednesday, February 26, 2003 at 11:00AM at the Sedro-Woolley Union Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to your favorite charity. Arrangements and Services under the care of Lemley Chapel. Sedro-Woolley. You are invited to share your thoughts and memories of Walter by signing our online guestbook at www.lemleychapel.com.