Elbert "Bert" Scouten, Jr. 8/7/1929 - 4/17/2014 Bert passed away surrounded by his loving family and pastor. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, June; daughters, Debi (Mark) Stratton, Kim (Ron) Gressley and son, Randy (Stacy) Scouten; grandchildren, Chad (Kelly) Gressley, Kevin Gressley, Eric Stratton, Travis Stratton, Carissa Stratton, Cason Scouten, Jake Scouten and great-grandson, Jackson Gressley; also survived by sister-in-law, Verna Tubbs. Bert was born in Corry, PA, and raised on a dairy farm in Spartansburg, PA. A graduate of Penn State University (1951), he taught vocational agriculture and science at Manheim High School. He then served in the Army during the Korean War. He returned to teach before relocating to Auburn, NY to work for Agrico Chemical Co. and G.E. In 1965, the family moved to Tucson where Bert obtained his MBA at U of A. He held business management positions in various companies and was co-owner of Scouten-Regina Window and Door company. Real estate became his career of choice; he taught classes for many schools including Pima College. As broker-owner of Eureka Realty, he enjoyed all aspects of the business, served on the Board of Directors, and was able to express his love of the land though the Cascabel Ranch properties he and his partner managed along the San Pedro River. For 23 years, he maintained a two acre parcel a block from home where horses and various animals were raised and enjoyed by the children. He supported their 4-H activities, sports, and especially church life where everyone participated. He loved to travel, take out his ski boat, play with the dogs and volunteer where needed. The grandchildren remember many family gatherings, pool parties and fun times with Grampa - aka Papa to the boys. A kind, gentle man, Bert will be remembered for his cheerful smile and positive attitude. A Memorial Service will be held for family and friends at Christ Presbyterian Church, 6565 E. Broadway, on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to Christ Presbyterian Church or the
. Arrangements by BRING'S BROADWAY CHAPEL.
Bring's Broadway Chapel
6910 East Broadway Boulevard Tucson, AZ 85710
Published in the Arizona Daily Star on May 4, 2014