The Obit For Wally Scott

Wallace Reid Scott

Published in Eureka Times-Standard from March 5 to March 6, 2011

Born at Trinidad on September 16, 1923. Died on March 1, 2011 at home with his family. He was raised at Blue Lake, and graduated from Arcata High School where he excelled in sports.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corp after graduation and ended up with the 8th Air Force at England, where he participated in over 30 B-17 bombing missions. He was slated to go to the south Pacific when WWII ended.

He played semi pro baseball for the Pacific Coast League and was called to play pro baseball, and lived at San Francisco. He played shortstop for the Humboldt Crabs.

Wally was a logger for most of his life. He married JoAnne Murdock. Together they raised 8 children. He was a life long member of the VFW and the American Legion. He belonged to the Yurok tribe of Northern California.

He was featured in the book, The Original Patriots, and was on tape on KEET TV Channel 13, along with Frank Richards of Smith River and Lee Hover of Bayside.

He was a Giant, Forty niner, and Humboldt Crabs fan. He lived a long and productive life. He was recently chosen to be on the Veterans honor flight to Washington DC in April of this year.

He is survived by wife JoAnne, sons Wally and wife Marva, Wesley and wife Tori and their families. Daughters Kathy Ferris, MJ Peets, Anita Rae Scott, and their families. He leaves numerous grandchildren and great grandkids. Sister in law Susan and husband, Matt Painter, Frank Murdock and wife Majorie and many nieces and nephews. He leaves many relatives and good friends. Many thanks to Tweet for all her support.

He was preceded in death by his parents, In-laws Frank and Anita Murdock, sister in law Jean Stanshaw, sister Addie Pratt, daughters Judith, Pamela son Laurance. Grandchildren, Garrick, and Rebecca. Great grandkids, Christy and Angel.

Services will be held at Sanders Funeral Home, 1835 E Street, Eureka on Monday March 7, 2011 at 11 a.m. with burial following at Trinidad Cemetery. Sign our online guest book at www.times-standard.com click on obits.