douglas scott

Settlers Bay resident Douglas Allan Scott, 80, died Jan. 8, 2009, at home.


A celebration of life will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Evergreen Memorial Chapel, 737 E St. There will be a potluck dinner for friends and family at 5000 Country Club Lane afterward. Douglas will be interred at Fort Richardson National Cemetery in the spring.


Douglas was born May 10, 1928, in Seattle, to Lawrence and Grace Scott. He graduated from West Seattle High School in 1946 and soon thereafter, enlisted in the Army, and was stationed in Nome. There, he met and married Alice Walker on Aug. 13, 1949. They raised seven children.
Doug worked as an electronics technician until his honorable discharge from the Air Force in 1966. He then worked for the Alaska Communications System, the Weather Bureau and the Federal Aviation Administration. Doug traveled statewide, installing weather equipment and did computer programming for the FAA. He retired from civil service in August 1983.


Doug and his family lived in Nome; Juneau; Seattle; San Leandro, Calif.; Anchorage, and most recently, Settlers Bay.
He enjoyed tinkering with and repairing electronic equipment, doing crafts, working on computers, going on road trips to Seattle, and attending the Fur Rendevous Singspiration and the AFN Convention to visit family and friends. Doug also enjoyed and spent many years working on the family genealogy. He spent his summers in Nome, camping, fishing, boating and hunting from the cabin he constructed there in the 1960s. Doug helped form and was an honorary member of the Arctic Native Brotherhood.
"Dad's love of his life was his wife, Alice," his family wrote. "They met over coffee in Nome in 1946 and spent 46 wonderful years together. He really enjoyed and was proud of his children and grandchildren. He could always be counted on to have a long litany of corny and oft repeated jokes. Dad really enjoyed his long retirement, saying he made more money after retirement than he ever did during his 37 years of government service."


Doug is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Alice and Ron Scherp of Big Lake; son and daughter-in-law, Allan and Cheri Scott of Anchorage; son, Douglas C. Scott of Selah, Wash.; daughter and son-in-law, Darlene and Dave Sellie of Settlers Bay; daughter and companion, Loretta Bullard and Roy Ashenfelter of Nome; daughter and son-in-law, Irene and Mike Douthit of Anchorage; brother Loren Scott and sister Jean Goetz of Seattle; and numerous nieces, nephews and grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Doug was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Alice Walker Scott, and their infant son, Darrell James Scott.


In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to a veteran's charity of choice. Condolences may be mailed to 9499 Brayton Drive, Space 190, Anchorage 99507.