Scott Dunn Sr.

Scott Dunn Sr. 12/09/45 - 11/19/12 Scott left us peacefully in his sleep after a years long illness. He was 67 years old. A native of Hayward, CA, he was preceded in death by his parents Carl and Ginger Dunn, his "bud" Rich McGinnis, and precious grand daughter Cayla Howarth. Scott leaves behind brother Joe (Sharon) Dunn of Colorado, friend and confidant Eileen Dunn of Eureka, and four kids: Rob't (Suzie) Dunn of Colorado Springs, Carly (Joe) Howarth of San Diego, Rosie McCullough (Nick Liegl) of Eureka, and Scott Dunn Jr. (Melissa) of Eureka. Scott also leaves behind his very beloved grand kids: Briana and Alisha Dunn of Colorado Springs, Eden, Jonas and Delaney Howarth of San Diego, Marysa McCullough Hernandez and Joey Liegl of Eureka, and Chase Lee Matthew Dunn (and his mom Daphne Sanders) of Eureka. Scott is survived by his many friends, some of whom are Paul & Michelle Allgaier of Carmichael, Dean Hooker of LA, Frank and Diana Erickson of Placerville, John Haskill of Tehama, and Gabe Roach, Amina Allen, Denise Goforth, Bob and Maureen Kammerer - all from Humboldt County, Bobby Goforth of LA, and Patrick McKay of Nottingham, England. Scott is also survived by many nieces and nephews, the entire Kammerer family, and many others for whom he cared for so deeply. After graduating Hayward High in 1963, Scott joined the Air Force. He spent two tours in Vietnam, then trained as a jet mechanic at Beale AFB. In 1970, he worked in sales for Exxon Corp, becoming lead sales rep for the western U.S. region. He grew tired of the "rat race", quitting Exxon for a career in the U.S. Forest Service, stationed at Crystal Springs in the Tahoe National Forest. He and his crew were members of the elite "Hot Shot" firefighters. In 1986, Scott was run over by a logging truck near Hell Hole Reservoir, thus disabling him from active service; hence, he relocated up here in Humboldt. He suffered, too, from cancers and ischemic heart disease related to his contact with agent orange while in Vietnam. Scott most always kept a sense of humor through all of these things. He enjoyed talking of sports, politics, humorous anecdotes from his past, and all things of a satirical nature. He was a loving father, grandfather, uncle and brother, and a true friend to many. Many thanks ot the ladies of Humboldt Caregivers: Loraine, and particularly to Linda and Marty who went above and beyond their call of duty and for their great sense of humor. A memorial service will take place to be announced in the spring. Please sign the guestbook at www.times-standard.com, click on obits.


Published in Eureka Times-Standard on Dec. 16, 2012