Scott Lien

  • "Happy 53rd Birthday Scotty, another year has past which..."
    - Robyn Syren
  • "Happy Birthday Little Bro you are still in my thoughts and..."
    - Robyn Syren
  • "Missing you....Me and Scottie and Gary all share our..."
    - Linda Coffer
  • "Happy birthday bro miss you each day. This year you pass..."
    - Robyn Syren
  • "Another year has passed and still miss you terribly. Wish..."
    - Robyn Syren

Anchorage resident Scott "Scooter" Lien, 43, died April 30, 2009, unexpectedly at his home. A celebration of life will be from 2 p.m. to ? May 16 at the Anchorage Moose Lodge. Per Scooter's request, his body will be cremated and no services will be held. His family invites everyone to bring pictures and stories to share. "Scooter was born May 15, 1965, unexpectedly at home in Cosmos, Minn.," his family recalled. "He started life his own way and continued to live life his own way. He moved to Alaska in 1972 and from then on Alaska was his home and he never wanted to leave. "He was a diehard Vikings and Twins fan, and if you ever had a trivia question he would be the one to answer it. Scooter enjoyed reading books; he always had three books going at one time. He enjoyed dancing and could never pass up a good time. His house was always open to all friends and family, where the music was always on loud and he was cooking up a storm. Cooking, bartending and being around people is what drove him in life. He worked at many restaurants and bars here in Alaska. He was an avid collector of cookbooks, which ended once he reached 500. Scooter could light up a room with his personality and sense of humor. By knowing Scooter, many people would agree that Alaska will not be the same without him. "Our son, brother and uncle was a caring and giving individual who also had a zest for life that will be hard to match. We will miss him terribly." Scooter was preceded in death by his father, Jerry "BigGuy" Lien. He is survived by his mother, Linda Lien; sisters and brothers-in-laws, Lynnette and James MacDonald and Robyn and Tim Syren; brother, Bryan Lien; nieces and nephews, Adam, Jenny, Jason, Kevin, Danielle, Alexis, Kaci and Emma, all of Anchorage; and many uncles, aunts, and cousins.

Published in Anchorage Daily News from May 6 to May 7, 2009