Walter E. Scott, 94, of Tonasket, went to be with his Holy Father, Jan. 8, 2012. Walter was living at Park Place Adult Family Home when he passed away.
Walter was born on Oct. 16, 1917 to John and Gertrude Scott of Rigby, Idaho. Walter worked on his uncle Brook’s farm before he went into the Army on Sept. 26, 1942. While stationed in England, he went on a blind date and met the love of his life, Mary K. McCool of County Derry, Ireland. After Walter was honorably discharged on Jan. 6, 1946, he sent for Mary K and they were married on Aug. 8, 1947. Walter and Mary had one daughter, Patty.
Walter worked at a logging camp in Oregon and then moved to Tonasket where he worked for Ed Pheasant in the apple orchard until he went to work at St. Martin’s Hospital, now known as North Valley Hospital, as a maintenance man. All the beautiful roses around the hospital were Walter’s doing. Walter knew how to grow roses. Walter worked there for 40 years before retiring at 75-years-old. Walter also loved to bowl. He belonged to the senior leagues in Omak and bowled until he was 90- years-old. Walter also loved to walk and he did until his knees gave out. Walter loved to read western books, they had to be westerns. I tried to give him a mystery book one time, no, he didn’t care for that, so off to Canada we went to the bookstore where he traded books and he got about 25 books that lasted one week. Then off we would go to the bookstore again. Yes, he loved to read.
Walter is survived by his daughter, Patty and husband Roger Hull; granddaughter, Amy; grandson, Adam, all of Spanaway; granddaughter Kristin and husband Kevin McMahan; great-grandson, Aidan and great-granddaughter, Grace, of Seattle.
Walter was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mary K; sisters, Lillian Sauser and Grace (Peggy) Kiesecker; three brothers, Tom, Charlie and Sibbald Scott.
A Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Tonasket, on Jan. 21, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. Graveside Service will be at the Tonasket Cemetery following the Funeral Mass with military honors. A lunch will be held at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church following the graveside service.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the A.S.P.C.A in Walter’s name. Online condolences may be shared with the family at http://legacymemorial.info.
Legacy Memorial Funeral Home, Omak, has been entrusted with caring for the family.