Robert Harvey Scott, 87, of Astoria, died Monday, May 21, 2007, in Astoria.
He was born Feb. 10, 1920, in Creston, Wash., to William Walter Scott and Marguerite (Hesseltine) Scott Crandall. His parents preceded him in death.
Mr. Scott graduated from Creston High School in 1937. He worked on the construction of the Grand Coulee Dam until joining the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1940. During World War II, he served until 1945 in the U.S., Ghana, West Africa and Egypt as an airplane mechanic and inspector.
He attended Whitworth College in Spokane, Wash., before graduating from Iowa State University in July 1949 with a bachelor's degree in physics. He received a master's degree in education from the University of Oregon and in earth sciences from Oregon State University.
In November 1945, he married Dorothy (Fairly) Scott in Indianola, Iowa. She survives, residing in Astoria.
Mr. Scott became a teacher of mathematics and science at Astoria High School in September 1949, and remained in this school district until he retired in 1982.
A member of the Clatsop Post 12 American Legion, he was also a member of the Elks Lodge No. 180, Pioneer Presbyterian Church and the International Order of Old Bastards. He worked as a volunteer assistant scoutmaster of Troop 510 and as a docent at the Astoria Heritage Museum.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons and a daughter-in-law, Robert Harvey Scott II of Vancouver, Wash., Thomas Scott of Seaside and William and Christine Scott of Astoria; a daughter, Tina (Scott) Jeffrey of Stuart's Draft, Va.; eight grandchildren and spouses, Jerry and Audrey Scott of Tualatin, Isaac and Michelle Scott of West Linn, Joseph and Vicki Scott of Raleigh, N.C., Christopher and Karen Scott of Gearhart, Bryon Jeffrey of Baltimore, Md., Jeremiah Scott of Warrenton, Nicholas Scott of Astoria and Kate Scott of Stuart's Draft; three step-grandchildren, Allison (Burt) Tilden of Portland and Ariane and Adam Burt of Astoria; three sisters-in-law; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a brother, William Walter Scott Jr.; a sister, Marianne Scott; and a daughter, Rilda Marlene Scott, in 1956, as well as by his parents.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Robert Scott Memorial Fund for Mathematics & Physics at Astoria High School Scholarships, Inc., 1636 Irving Ave., Astoria, OR 97103 or to a charity of one's choice.
BioGift of Portland is in charge of the arrangements.