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Gerald (Jerry) Raymond Scott
While growing up he was born Dec. 14, 1928 to Raymond and Frances (Purviance) Scott in Yakima, Wash. He came from a Washington State pioneer family who settled in Yakima prior to 1889.
He was a self proclaimed `juvenile delinquent' as he skipped school and pushed over the neighbors outhouses, among other things.
He quit school in the tenth grade and at 16 joined the Merchant Marines ATS transport where he served in the Aleutian Islands as a steward.
He later became a union electrician and was the last person allowed into the apprenticeship program without finishing high school.
He married Norma Brenneman in 1973 in Carson City, Nevada.
Mr. Scott worked on the building of the Hanford plant where he had a high security clearance. He then moved his family to southern California where he worked for C. McGee Electric for 20 years. He spent several years at Disneyland and was one of the electricians working on the Big Thunder Mountain. He worked for various other contractors until he was disabled in 1989. In 1991 he and his wife moved to Prineville.
His hobbies included off-roading, exploring old mines, dirt biking, target shooting and anything else to do with the desert. He also enjoyed traveling and fishing and was an avid reader.
Mr. Scott was a past member of the NRA, Optimists, American Legion, the Historical Society and the Moose Lodge. He was also a member of the Prineville Elks Lodge 1814, the Prineville Eagles Lodge 2555, and a 49 year member of the IBEW 441.
Survivors include his wife Norma of Prineville; son, Jerry Jr. of Anaheim, Calif., daughter Debby Scheller of Modesto, Calif., brother, Delbert of Bellevue, Wash., sister, Evelyn Rose of Pasco, Wash.; grandchildren, Joshua, Jared and Nicole, as well many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two wives, Rose Marie Wills and Ruth Kouri.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Ladies of the Elks or Pioneer Memorial Hospice.
Memorial services will be held Fri., July 6 at 11 a.m. at the Prineville Elks Lodge 1814, 151 N. Main St.
Whispering Pines Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.