L. Scott Loring(July 9, 1956 - February 25, 2013)

L. Scott Loring of Brinnon passed away on February 25 from pancreatic cancer in Bremerton, Washington.

He was born on July 9, 1956, to Harry Albert and Jeanne LaMae Loring.

Scott graduated from Quilcene High School in 1974 before working as a logger in Western Washington for more than 20 years.

After Scott was injured on the job, he had to quit his career as a logger and take up new work as a flagger for various companies. Scott was working as a wildlife technician, tracking and monitoring the local elk, which he loved, when he fell ill.

He married his wife, Jennifer L. Gaul, on August 31, 1985, in Brinnon.

Scott loved his family and friends, and enjoyed NASCAR racing, camping and deer hunting. Scott also enjoyed his work as a volunteer at his local food bank and working for and helping the elderly in his community. He especially appreciated their stories and wisdom.

Scott's commitment to God, his family and living sober were spurred by the wisdom of an AA "old-timer" who once said, "It's just a better way to live."

Scott attended Brinnon Community Church and was a commissioner for the Brinnon Cemetery Board.

He leaves behind his wife, Jennifer Loring of Brinnon; son Michael Jeffrey Loring of Brinnon; brothers Steven of Salem, Oregon, Shaun (Beth) in North Dakota, Lynn of Quilcene and his half-brother, Gary (Donna) from Wisconsin; sister Vickie Hakes in North Dakota; widowered brother-in-law Willie Clark; and many numerous nieces, nephews and great-nieces and -nephews.

He joins his parents, Harry Albert and Jeanne LaMae Loring; half-brother Howard; and half-sisters Georgia Cox and Connie Clark.

A 1 p.m. memorial service will take place on Saturday, March 9, at Brinnon Community Church, 52 Church Road, Brinnon, with a potluck to follow.

Memorial contributions can be made in his honor to the Brinnon Food Bank, P.O. Box 10, Brinnon, WA 98320, or to the Hospice of Kitsap County/Fred Lowthian Care Center, 570 Lebo Boulevard, Bremerton, WA 98310.

Published in The Peninsula Daily News on Mar. 8, 2013