Wallace Reid Scott
Published in Eureka Times-Standard from March 5 to March
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
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
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.