Longtime Klamath Falls resident, Leonard Everett Scott, passed away Sept. 13, 2012, in Yuma, Ariz., following a lengthy battle with lymphoma.
Leonard was the youngest of nine siblings born to Daniel E. and Lenora (Abrams) Scott on Aug. 14, 1923, in Stanley, Wis. At the age of 13, the family moved to Oregon, first to the Rogue Valley, then in 1941 to Klamath Falls. He graduated from Klamath Union High School in 1942.
In 1943, Leonard entered the Army
and served in the European Theater. He was awarded several medals, but was especially proud of his Combat Infantryman's Badge.
On June 22, 1947, he married Donna Bobenmoyer at the Congregational Church in Klamath Falls. To that union a son David was born in 1951. He was employed as a dry kiln operator at Weyerhaeuser Timber Co. for nearly 38 years, retiring in 1985.
Leonard had a great love for the outdoors and was happiest when he was camping, fishing, or hunting deer or elk. Favorite places were Gerber Reservoir and Deadhorse Lake for fishing and the Horsefly Mountain area for hunting. Another hobby he and Donna enjoyed for 53 years was square dancing. They began with the Klamath Falls Merry Mixers in 1956 and in later years joined the Tule Twirlers and Happy Huggers, also enjoying dancing in Yuma until his health allowed it. Leonard was always ready for a good card game, enjoyed rock hunting, and spent many evenings and weekends supporting the Boy Scouts. He and Donna enjoyed traveling after retirement - many times in their RV, but also trips to Australia, New Zealand, and several countries in Europe. His happiest times, however, were when he was with family and friends.
After retirement, Leonard and Donna started spending winters in Yuma, eventually purchasing a home there. Due to his health, they moved permanently to Yuma in 2009.
Leonard is survived by Donna, his wife of 65 years; son David, Lt. Col., USAF (Ret.), Boulder City, Nev.; granddaughter Teresa Crampton and her husband Zachery Crampton, both lieutenants in the USAF in Okinawa, Japan; and grandson Russell Scott of Redmond, Wash. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews, including Lionel Scott and wife Mary Beth of Klamath Falls as well as many other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents and all eight siblings.
Burial was held in Boulder City, Nev., with final military honors at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery on Sept. 24, 2012.
Donna will continue to live in Arizona at the home they established at 14353 E. 28th Place, Yuma, AZ 85367.
Memorial contributions may be made to the