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  • "Good man. Well remembered."
    - Joe Stoeltje
  • "As I remember Stephen, he was funny and very smart. I am..."
    - Anthony Augustine
  • "Condolences to your family, Mr Scotts life as an officer,..."
    - Taylor
  • "Wanda and I wish to extend our condolences to Steves'..."
    - Michael Lafferty
  • "My Brother-in-law Steve was always a gentleman around me..."
    - Michael Lafferty
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Stephen Harlan Scott, a Beaumont native and 1953 BHS graduate, died of cancer April 6 at the VA Medical Center in Albuquerque, NM. He was 74. Steve attended Texas A&M for three years before receiving an appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, where he graduated in 1960. He served as an officer in the Army's air-defense artillery in Germany and Korea, leaving the Army in 1968. Steve and his family then settled in El Paso, where he earned a Masters degree in civil engineering from UTEP. He established Southwest Tension Systems, Inc., a concrete design and construction firm, in El Paso in the mid-1970s, and later worked for the Federal Emergency Management Agency in Denton, TX. He retired to Cloudcroft, NM in 2000. Survivors include his wife, Carol Lafferty Scott of San Antonio; two sons, Stephen of Naugatuck, CT and John, of Albuquerque; a step-daughter, Michelle Rasco Romero, of El Paso; his brother, Charles M. Red Scott Jr. of Litchfield Park, AZ; two nieces, Stephanie Scott Luke and Nancy Scott Richardson, both of Beaumont; a nephew, Paul M. Scott of Port Neches; and six grandchildren. Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 27 at the Kirtland Air Force Base Chapel in Albuquerque. For more information, search for stephenscott at

Published in the The Beaumont Enterprise from Apr. 16 to May 21, 2010
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