October 11, 1943 - April 6, 2014
Jim passed away on April 6, 2014 at the age of 70. He was born on October 11, 1943 in White Salmon,
WA to James R. Scott Sr. and Vada P. (Huot) Scott.
He was raised in Hood River, OR, until leaving for the Navy at the age of 17. He served in the Navy
aboard the USS Taluga from 1960-1964 and continued his service as a Reserve. One of his proudest
accomplishments was serving his Country via the United States Navy.
He married Beverly “Jeannie” Sedlacek in 1965 and had four children, Lisa A. Cuevas, Tina C. Trahan,
James R. Scott III, and Brandon C.F. Scott.
His work history included working for SP & S Railroad, The Baker City Democrat Herald, The Bend
Bulletin, Cascade Heating and Sheet Metal, Ward Construction, and he retired from Kirby Nagelhout
Jim will be remembered for his sense of humor and ability to create laughter and intrigue with his story
telling. He loved to spend time with family and thoroughly enjoyed travelling with his wife and pets. He
had a passion for genealogy, politics, sports, billiards, and inventing creations to simplify life.
He is survived by “The love of his life”, his wife of 49 years, 4 children, 11 grandchildren, his mother, and
7 siblings. He is preceded in death by his father James R. Scott Sr. and his grandson Jeffry T. Nelson.
His family will be having a “Celebration of Life” at Pioneer Park located at: 1525 NW Wall St. in Bend, OR
Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 1-5:00pm. This will be a time for family and friends to gather and share
memories, stories, and laughter. In honor of his service in the US Navy his family will also be having a
proper military inurnment at Willamette National Cemetery located on Mt. Scott in Happy Valley at a later date.
Please sign the family’s online guestbook at www.niswonger-reynolds.com