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1931 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Carroll Edison Scarff Obituary
Carroll Edison Scarff

Carroll Edison Scarff, 82, died January 10, 2014 in Palm Desert California. Cal was born November 19, 1931 in Auburn, Washington, the youngest of three sons of Wayland and Della Scarff. After growing up in Redondo and Auburn, he graduated from Auburn HS in 1949. Enlisted in the Navy ROTC and graduated from the University of Washington in 1953. Following college Cal started at his father's dealership, along side his brothers Robert and Bowen at Scarff Ford Auburn, WA.

Throughout the years Cal enjoyed many outdoor activities with his family including golf, snow & water skiing, hiking, camping and fishing. Cal was an avid reader and golfer. In his retirement years Cal and Virginia loved wintering in Palm Desert and were active at Ironwood Golf and Country Club, being charter members. Cal was very involved with numerous activities and organizations in the Valley. The YMCA, Auburn Rotary from 1963 to present(president 1970), Auburn Parks Board 1957-2000, Auburn Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year(1978-1979), Federal Way Library, Twin Lakes Golf Club, and Washington Junior Golf. He was also active at St Matthew Episcopal Church in Tacoma/Brown's Point. Cal is preceded in death by father Wayland in 1962, mother Della in 1981 and by his wife Virginia who passed away in 2011. Also, stepsons Gary and Neal deceased.

Cal is survived by his daughter Colleen (Alan) Smith of Wenatchee, WA. Greg (Peggy) Scarff of Kalispell, MT and Doug (Denise) Scarff of Gillette, WY. Grandchildren Brendan (Liz), Andrea (Heath), Caitrin, Emma(Shaun), Connor, Jennifer, Marcie (Ryan), Ashlee (Jesus) and Jamieson and 6 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at St. Matthew Episcopal Church, 6800 Eastside Drive NE, Tacoma, WA on February 7 at 11:00 AM. Following the service, it was Cal's wish to have an informal, joyous celebration of life that will be held at the Auburn Golf Course and will take place shortly after the service. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to the Living Desert in Palm Desert and St Matthew Episcopal Church, Tacoma/Brown's Point.
Published in The Seattle Times on Jan. 26, 2014
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