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Ross Davis Scott

1927 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Ross Davis Scott Obituary

Ross Davies Scott of Lincoln, CA died on Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016. Born February 25, 1927 in Victoria BC to William Gilling Scott of Victoria, BC Canada and Myfanwy Davies Scott of Cardigan, Wales the UK. The third of 4 children, he is pre-deceased by his brother, Blayney Scott of Victoria BC and survived by, amongst others, his two sisters, Megan Scott Rucker of Merriam Kansas and Stephanie Scott Palmer, of Victoria BC; 6 children Shean R Scott, Kathleen M Scott, Margaret J Scott, Brinton M Scott, Ross C Scott, and LeeAnn Scott; and 5 grandchildren Claira Davis, Cayley Scott, Ross Scott, Scott Davis, and Sam Kot.

Ross embraced life with a zeal rarely seen in most men. A self-starter with a strong work ethic, Ross began as a cook's assistant in North Vancouver Island lumber camp at the age of 12 and never looked back. Armed with only raw physical talent and strong desire, he convinced the Vancouver College monks that he was a good prospect for their boys football team at age 14-and so began his career in athletics. After showing his prowess on the Vancouver College football pitch he was recruited by the Pac 10 Washington State Cougars where he played guard for 2-seasons. Not satisfied with a typical summer job, Ross opted to jump out of airplanes with nothing more than a pickax, a canteen, and a parachute as a smoke-jumper in Montana. After a smoke-jumping injury ended his college football days he transferred to Western Washington University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1952. He then completed his master's degree in Physical Therapy at Stanford University and moved to Yuba City California in 1954 where he began his lifelong professional career as a physical therapist and sports medicine expert.

His lifetime achievements are many. Highlights include, among others: Owner/operator of the Scott Center Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Clinic in Marysville, CA for over 56-years. Owner/founder of the Scott Ellis Lake Ice Arena (his proudest achievement) in Marysville, CA. Cofounder and director of Feather River State Bank (known as Umpqua Bank today). Player/Coach of the Twin Cities Fliers semi-pro ice hockey team in Marysville CA. Physical Therapist for the United States Olympic Team at the 1960 Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley and the National Champion "Twin City Cougars" semi-pro football team. Coach of the 1980 California State Champion Bantam ice hockey team. Member of the Rotary Club of Marysville CA, the Shriners, and the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Ross was well known for his philanthropy-though he often remained anonymous in his giving. He was an avid athlete and there was nary a sport that he did not play or try-but his true love was ice hockey, which he played into his 80's (he captained a number of Senior Hockey teams for tournaments all over the world). He was also an active pilot and spent his weekends flying volunteer search and rescue missions using his own aircraft for the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary along the Sacramento Delta and San Francisco Bay.

Always forward looking and thinking, he never complained nor said a bad word about anyone. He loved animals, a good meal, and his friends and family. Respected and loved by all who knew him-Ross will be sorely missed.

His family will hold a private memorial service on July 2, 2016 in Victoria, BC Canada. In memory of Ross, the family requests that a donation be made to either: Best Friends Animal Society, Attn: (Jonna W.) 5001 Angel Canyon Road Kanab UT 84741

Phone: (435) 644-2001, Ext.4873.

Online donations at: https://secure.bestfriends.org/page/contribute/memory or , Donor Relations, 2900 Rocky Point Drive Tampa, FL 33607

Phone: 855-401-4897

Fax: 813-281-7156

Online donations at: https://secure2.convio.net/shfc/site/Donation2?df_id=4900&4900.donation=form1&set.DonationLevel=6746&amount=25&undefined

Please send condolensces to the attention of Shean Scott at: [email protected].

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Published in Appeal Democrat from Apr. 24 to Apr. 26, 2016
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