Obituary: Scott, Raymond Earl
Raymond Earl Scott passed away June 5, 2012 at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane after a short illness. He was 83.
Raymond was born in Dalkena, WA May 22, 1929, to Neil and Jennie Madge (Hoisington) Scott. He grew up on the family farm in Dalkena later moving to Newport.
He attended Grade school in Dalkena and Cusick graduating from Newport High School in 1947. After High School he served in the U.S. Army from January 26, 1951 until he was relieved of active duty on December 17, 1952.
Raymond married his loving wife Phyllis (Funden) on July 14, 1953 in Newport; together they lovingly raised four children. They shared almost 59 wonderful years together. He worked at the Diamond Mill for 44 years mainly as a certified lumber grader, retiring in 1991.
Raymond loved the outdoors, hunting and fishing with his brothers, sons and other family members. Most of all he loved spending time with his family and friends. Survivors include his wife Phyllis, daughters Denise Aeschlimann (Rick Skow) of Deer Park, Kendra (Neil) Persyn of Newport, sons Steve (Sondra) Scott of Dalkena, Larry (Dana) Scott of Newport, his brother O.B. Scott of Newport, brother in-law Ray (Dorothy) Funden of Newport and sister in-law Karen David of Newport. He is also survived by ten grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his son Bradley Maynard, two sisters Jesse Dahlin and Charlotte Borden, six brothers Howard, Clarence, William (Phil), Blaine, Clifford and Kenneth.
Raymond’s kind loving heart and big smile will be missed by all those who loved him. Funeral services will be held Friday, June 15 at 1 p.m. at the Sherman-Knapp Funeral Home in Newport with interment to follow at Newport Cemetery with Military Honors, followed by a celebration of his life at the Newport Eagles.
In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Raymond’s name to Hospice of Spokane P.O. Box 2215 Spokane, WA 99210.
SHERMAN-KNAPP FUNERAL HOME in Newport, WA is in charge of arrangements. Family and friends are invited to sign the online guest book at sherman-knapp.com