Stephen Harlan Scott, a Beaumont native and 1953 BHS graduate, died of cancer April 6 at the VA Medical Center in Albuquerque, NM. He was 74. Steve attended Texas A&M for three years before receiving an appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, where he graduated in 1960. He served as an officer in the Army's air-defense artillery in Germany and Korea, leaving the Army in 1968. Steve and his family then settled in El Paso, where he earned a Masters degree in civil engineering from UTEP. He established Southwest Tension Systems, Inc., a concrete design and construction firm, in El Paso in the mid-1970s, and later worked for the Federal Emergency Management Agency in Denton, TX. He retired to Cloudcroft, NM in 2000. Survivors include his wife, Carol Lafferty Scott of San Antonio; two sons, Stephen of Naugatuck, CT and John, of Albuquerque; a step-daughter, Michelle Rasco Romero, of El Paso; his brother, Charles M. Red Scott Jr. of Litchfield Park, AZ; two nieces, Stephanie Scott Luke and Nancy Scott Richardson, both of Beaumont; a nephew, Paul M. Scott of Port Neches; and six grandchildren. Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 27 at the Kirtland Air Force Base Chapel in Albuquerque. For more information, search for stephenscott at www.carepages.com.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise from Apr. 16 to May 21, 2010