SCOTT C. FLANARY (1947 - 2013)

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Scott C. Flanary, 65, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on May 16, 2013 after a brave battle with cancer.

He was born in Burlington, WA on September 18, 1947 to Clifford and Nina Flanary.

He graduated from Mount Vernon High School in 1965 and attended Skagit Valley College & The University of Washington where he studied architecture and is still an avid Huskies fan.

Scott lived for a short time in Seattle, but lived most of his life in Skagit Valley.

Scott married Jana May Gates of Mount Vernon on June 13, 1987.

Scott and his brothers had a design/construction firm in Seattle then he moved back to the valley and started Scott Flanary Design. He also worked for Tom Theisen Architects in Mount Vernon. Over the years he designed many fine homes and building in Skagit County and surrounding areas. Scott, his wife and daughter Amanda also own Miss May's Creative Learning Store.

Scott was very involved in the community. He was a volunteer for the Bay View Fire Department and was a First Responder. He sat on the YMCA board and the Mount Vernon Board of Appeals and was a member of Kiwanis. Scott was also a volunteer at the Highland Games and the Skagit Valley Hospital Festival of Trees.

He was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Scott loved singing and was a member of the Skagit Valley Chorale for 20 years. He was co-founder of the Christmas Choristers. He also had a love of fishing, hiking, golfing and always had time for a family game of bocce ball or croquet.

Scott is survived by his wife Jana and 3 children, Amanda Flanary-Keegan & husband Brendan, John Bennett Howe & his wife Bonney, Heather Miller and her wife Laurie and stepdaughter Erika Keizer, brother Hugh Flanary and wife Cristi and his twin brother Kim Flanary. He is also survived by his 4 grandchildren Rilie, Bennett, Lydia & Conner and his honorary sister Pam Rolfson, stepsister Debra Gates and his stepmum/mother-in-law Lois Flanary.

He was preceded in death by his parents Clifford and Nina Flanary.

The family wishes to extend special thanks to Dr. Kojouri and the staff at Skagit Cancer Care Alliance also the caring nurses/cna's and palliative care team at Skagit Valley Hospital and Kern's.

Memorial Services will be held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Mount Vernon Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 2pm. There will be a Wake at 5pm at Porterhouse in Mount Vernon.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to the Scott C. Flanary donation account at Skagit State Bank.
Published in Skagit Valley Herald Publishing Company on May 21, 2013
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