Donald L. Scott, 75Posted: Friday, May 4, 2012 12:00 am
Donald L. Scott, loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather died unexpectedly in a tractor accident on April 24, 2012, in Rathdrum. Don was born in Poteau, Okla., in 1937, the second child of Dale and Susie Scott.
He graduated high school in Price, Utah, and later joined the Navy and served for five years. It was during this time he met and married his wife, Barbara Elston in 1961. They lived in the California Bay area for 13 years where he worked for Kaiser Aluminum Co. In 1977 Don and his family relocated to Rathdrum and he worked for Kaiser Trentwood and later at Central Pre-Mix in Spokane.
Don enjoyed attending his children’s, grand and great-grandchildren’s sports and school events when possible. He loved having them around and teaching them all he could about fixing cars, motorcycles, fishing and anything that would help them later in life. He loved to fish and recently took up bee keeping and belonged to the Spokane Bee Association.
Don was preceded in death by his father, Dale Scott and brothers, Troy and J.R.
He is survived by his mother, Susie Scott; brother Bob Scott; two sisters and their husbands, Betty and Gail Crick, and Sherry and David Riding; his wife, Barbara Scott; two daughters and their husbands, Jodee and Tom Fyfe, and Janna Busch and Pete Waagenaar; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
A private family memorial with a tree planting was held on the property on April 29, 2012, to honor his memory. English Funeral Chapel is in care of the arrangements.