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