JOSEPH SCOTT

Times Standard (Eureka) - - OBITUARIES -

1940-2020

Joseph Vic­tor Scott passed away Fe­bru­ary 14, 2020 in Red­ding, CA at Shasta Re­gional Hospital due to COPD. He was born in New York Oc­to­ber 22, 1940 to the late Holt and Treva Scott, and later moved to West Vir­ginia be­fore mov­ing to the Eu­reka area dur­ing ju­nior high school. Joe grad­u­ated from Ar­cata High School in 1958 and then joined the U.S Navy and served from 1958 through 1961.He went on to earn his AA De­gree from Col­lege of the Red­woods and in March of 1963 mar­ried his high school sweet­heart, Delores (Dodie) Sholes. Joe and Dodie raised 2 boys, Gre­gory Alan Scott and Michael Andrew Scott.

Joe worked for Krae­mer Auto Sup­ply in Ar­cata and then went on to be­come a Deputy Sher­iff for Hum­boldt County for 26 years re­tir­ing in 1993 as Ev­i­dence Tech­ni­cian.

Joe built a house­boat and had it trucked up to Trin­ity Lake in the 70’s where the whole fam­ily and numer­ous friends and fam­ily en­joyed ski­ing and boat­ing al­most ev­ery week­end and va­ca­tion time. Af­ter re­tir­ing in ’93, Joe and Dodie loved trav­el­ing. They vis­ited most all the Caribbean is­lands, Mex­ico, Puerto Rico, Tahiti and Bora Bora. Also a fa­vorite of theirs was New Or­leans and Las Ve­gas.

Joe loved to cook. He not only cooked, but he shopped for all the gro­ceries and even cleaned up af­ter­wards. I would try to at least do the dishes ..... but he al­ways said "No thanks .... this is my job."

Joe was pre­ceded in death by his son Gre­gory Alan Scott who passed away sud­denly Fe­bru­ary 21, 2019; his brother Don Scott and his par­ents Holt & Treva Scott. Joe is sur­vived by his wife Dodie Scott of 57 years; his son Michael Andrew Scott (Paula) of Eu­reka, Mary Mur­phy of For­tuna, Grand­kids Brae­don and Hunter Rae Scott and Chris Gu­tier­rez (Am­ber) all of Eu­reka and Blake Fisher of Red­ding. Great Grand­chil­dren 9 month old twins Charlie Ray and Lo­tus Kyle Gu­tier­rez; Sis­ter-in-laws Nancy Rounds and Bev­erly Sholes; Brother in-law Robert Sholes; Nieces Deb­bie Fra­zier and Wendy Ca­balzar and BFF’s Dave and Valda Ir­ish of Dem­ing, New Mex­ico

Papa Joe was such a good guy and will be sorely missed.

Per Joe’s wishes there will be no me­mo­rial ser­vice.

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