Scott Allison Foss Sr.

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Scott Allison Foss Sr., age 65, of Klawock, AK, died, April 21, 2012 due to complications after open
heart surgery in Anchorage, AK. He was born to Byrnadine Kilner Foss and the late Allison Henry Foss, July 5, 1946, in Santa Monica, California.
Scott attended Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach, California. In his youth Scott was an avid
Surfer along with his Father and Brother in Southern California.
He married the Love of His life, Roberta Roberts, from Klawock, in 1965 and lived in Juneau, Tenakee
Hot Springs, then relocated to Sitka where they started their family.
Scott was an active member, over the years, of the United Pentecostal Church in Sitka, Sitka Christian Center; Church of God in
Craig; Assembly of God in Klawock; and more recently, The Journey Church in Klawock. He also enjoyed playing his drums at
various churches. Scott worked for the Alaska Lumber and Pulp Company (ALP) for 20 plus years that included positions as Boom Man, Tug Boat Operator, and a Shop Steward for the Silver Bay Local No. 962, International Brotherhood of Pulp, Sulphite and Paper Mill Work-ers. Other jobs in the Timber Industry took him to Red Clark logging camp based out of Tenakee Hot Springs; the Sort Yard at the Klawock Sawmill and Longshoreman at the Klawock Ship Dock: also Commercial Fishing out of Juneau, Sitka, Kodiak and Dutch Harbor. His adventures from California to Alaska took him through Alberta, Canada where he worked in the oil ?elds before coming to Juneau where he ?rst met Roberta.
Scott was a Civil War History Buff, which led him to become a member of Sitka's 9th Infantry where they would reenact the 1867
Transfer Ceremony of the Russian Flag to the American Flag and ?re the cannon on Alaska Day from Castle Hill.
Scott was never short for words, whether it was stories of past adventures to the latest in today's politics. Scott enjoyed many
activities with his Family such as picnics, drives, ?shing, canoeing, and always made sure his Family was provided for. He kept his
sense of humor to the end and will be missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his wife Roberta, six daughters; Alicia, Robyn, Lola, Holly, Gloria, Scotia and one son Scott Jr. with their respective families who reside in Alaska and Colorado, 20 Grandchildren and 5 Great Grandchildren. Also, Mother Byrnadine Wagoner of Grand Junction, CO, Brother Rex ( JoEllen) of Salt Lake City, UT, and Sister Summer(Alan) of Silt, CO, and many nephews and nieces.
Celebration of Life was held at the The Journey Church in Klawock, Saturday, April 28, 2012
Published in The Juneau Empire from July 14 to Aug. 13, 2012