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Raymond Frederick Scott

January 3, 1928 August 5, 2015
Raymond Frederick Scott
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Raymond Frederick Scott lived a full life. In his days on this earth he was a son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, artist, draftsman, pilot, baseball player, veteran, hunter, amateur archaeologist, and a relentless fisherman.

Born January 3rd, 1928 to Frederick and Leona Scott, Ray spent his adolescence in the small town of Antioch, Illinois, growing up on a farm with his younger brother Bob. During these years he developed a love of hunting and fishing and a curiosity of the natural world.
In high school he excelled at art and woodwork, and would later refine this talent by taking drafting courses. In the years after high school he followed other interests as well, learning to fly planes and playing baseball with amateur teams in northern Illinois.

He began working at Abbott Laboratories in 1945 in the advertising services department, which is where he met his future wife, Mary Lou Dolan. They married on October 7th, 1950.
In 1946, Ray joined the National Guard, and was called to federal active duty in 1951. He was trained in intelligence at Fort Riley, Kansas, and then stationed at Camp Cooke (now Vandenberg Air Force base) where he acted as an intelligence analyst. He became a father there in 1952 when his first child Jim was born. During the latter part of the Korean War he was transferred to Fort Lewis, Washington, continuing in to do intelligence work.

After the war they lived in Waukegan, Illinois and Ray went to work for Johns Manville in 1955. Outside of his day job, he worked nights drawing plans for the Charmglow Grill factory in Bristol, Wisconsin as well designing houses and apartments, including their own home.

In 1966 the family, now including Joan, and Tom, moved to Chillicothe, Ohio where he became plant manager for the Johns Manville plant there. While in Chillicothe he pursued in earnest his interest in archaeology.

In 1975 the family moved to Littleton, Colorado, where he remained for the rest of his life. He continued working for Johns Manville until his retirement in 1990.

During his post-work years, Ray filled his time with many pursuits. He continued his interest in archaeology becoming the President of the Colorado Archaeological Society. He did woodcarving and was known for the realistic ducks he carved and painted. He studied paleontology and volunteered at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, working at exhibits and in the fossil lab. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and family, especially time spent fishing with them. An avid fly fisherman, Ray could frequently be found either along a river or at his workbench tying flies.

On August 5th, 2015, at the age of 87, Ray passed away while surrounded by his family. He is preceded in death by his son Jim, and two baby daughters. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Mary Lou, his children Joan and Tom, daughters-in-law Lori and Nancy, five grandchildren, Michael, Joshua, Lacey, Amanda, and Sarah, and two great-grandchildren, Eden and Alannah. He will be missed.

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Visitation

Wednesday

12

Aug

9:30 AM 8/12/2015 9:30:00 AM - 10:20 AM 8/12/2015 10:20:00 AM
St. Mary Catholic Church

6853 South Prince Street
Littleton, CO 80120

St. Mary Catholic Church
6853 South Prince Street Littleton 80120 CO
United States

Service

Wednesday

12

Aug

10:30 AM 8/12/2015 10:30:00 AM
St. Mary Catholic Church

6853 South Prince Street
Littleton, CO 80120

Funeral Mass with luncheon following in the lower level of the church.

St. Mary Catholic Church
6853 South Prince Street Littleton 80120 CO
United States

Graveside

Wednesday

12

Aug

2:00 PM 8/12/2015 2:00:00 PM - 2:30 PM 8/12/2015 2:30:00 PM
Fort Logan National Cemetery

3698 South Sheridan Boulevard
Denver, CO 80235

With Military Honors

Fort Logan National Cemetery
3698 South Sheridan Boulevard Denver 80235 CO
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Fort Logan National Cemetery Final Resting Place

3698 South Sheridan Boulevard
Denver, CO 80235

3698 South Sheridan Boulevard Denver 80235 CO
United States

Memorial Contribution

Carmelite Monastery

6138 South Gallup Street
Littleton, CO 80120
6138 South Gallup Street, Littleton, Colorado 80120.

Wounded Warrior Project

P.O. Box 758517
Topeka, KS 66675
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