Scott Kay
1948 - 2020
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Scott Bergan Kay
Scott Bergan Kay, age 72, passed away on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 in San Antonio after a long struggle with liver disease and diabetes. Born in Ross, California on April 28, 1948, Scott was raised in Saudi Arabia where his father worked for the Arabian American Oil Company (ARAMCO). He started school at the American School of Abqaiq before attending the Governor's Academy (previously Governor Dummer) in Newberry, Massachusetts for his upper school years.
After graduation, Scott earned his BA from Northwestern University in 1970. That same year, Scott married J. Elisabeth "Sissy" Quick in Nacogdoches, Texas. Together, they raised three children - Natasha Lara Kay born in Indonesia, Chandra Kay Bricker born in Singapore, and Mathew Tareq Kay born in Saudi Arabia where Scott and Sissy continued their family tradition of international travel. In 1976, Scott earned his MBA from Stephen F. Austin University. For 45 years, Scott helped developing countries build large industrial projects as a Procurement Manager (primarily) for Bechtel Corporation. Scott lived by Colossians verse 3:23, "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart."
Scott's overseas career included projects on six of the seven continents - the Sohar Aluminum Smelter Project in Oman, Iceland, Qatar, Montreal, and New Delhi; the Alba Line 5 Expansion in Bahrain; Mining & Metals Operations in Adelaide, Australia; Logistics and Operations for Asia Pacific in Tokyo, Japan; and, the historic Al-Tameer and Al Awda Project supporting the global effort to extinguish oil field fires after the Gulf War to rebuild oil field operations in Kuwait. Additionally, Scott worked in Dubai, Norway, Indonesia, Singapore, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia. In between international supply chain efforts, Scott and his family returned to Houston, Texas before Scott retired in 2015 to Canyon Lake where he and his bride finally wrote an address in ink to 'settle down'.
When not jet-setting across the globe, Scott enjoyed building things with his hands, specifically working with wood to build whatever furniture his wife requested. His children hold fond memories of going to the hardware store with their dad where he would use his professional procurement habits to ensure he got the best deal for the materials he needed - oftentimes shopping the same stores repeatedly on the same day to find the most cost-effective goods! A loving father and active grandfather, Scott spent his later years watching high school theater productions, volleyball games and tennis matches where he could be found laughing, cheering, and coaching from the sidelines.
Scott is survived by his wife, their three children, and six grandchildren, Shana Kay Bricker, Taryn Elisabeth Bricker, Degan Wayne Bricker, Charlotte Elizabeth Kay, Ethan Mathew Kay, and Lilah Hope Kay, and his grand-dog, Bella. Additional surviving family includes Scott's son-in-law Joshua Wayne Bricker, daughter-in-law Elizabeth Hope Kay and his sisters, Kristi Waterland, Kim Webster, and Tamra Kay. Scott is preceded in death by his parents Ruth Gayle Bergan and Ivan Harold Kay. Memorial donations may be made in Scott's name to the Salvation Army and the San Antonio Food Bank. For personal acknowledgement, you may sign the online guestbook at in the obituary section.

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Published in Houston Chronicle on Aug. 16, 2020.
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September 3, 2020
Scott was the best - a fantastic man - so many good times shared - so welcoming and hospitable - so many yummy meals - so many laughs and games of cards - so many wonderful memories I often do and always will relive with much fondness - thank you Scott and Sissy - Scott, you are always in my heart...
Rob McLachlan
August 23, 2020
I worked with Scott on and off for 30 years. He was a good friend, good manager, good family man. He was simply "A Good Man". My best to Sissy and the family.

August 22, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
MC Soh
August 22, 2020
We enjoyed being Scott and Elizabeth's fiends. Our condolences to Elizabeth and her family.
Renata & Adam Sulisz
August 22, 2020
Scott was my friend, my coworker and my mentor. I will miss him greatly and am saddened by his passing. My heart goes out to Sissy and the family.
Terry Ryan
August 21, 2020
We enjoyed being Scott and Elizabeth's next door neighbors for the last two years. Scott was always warm and friendly with a kind heart. He had a great deal of knowledge on many subjects. He will be dearly missed.
Ken & Julie Moore
August 16, 2020
I will miss Mr. Kay's interesting insights and conversation. He was always fun to be around.
Joy L. Wafful
August 16, 2020
I went to junior high with Scott in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia. He was always a happy go lucky kind of guy with a smile on his face. One summer he ran a pizza making and delivery service out of his house-that was novel in our little community! It's uplifting to see what a beautiful family and great service he provided with his life. My heart goes out to all his family in their time of sorrow. May the Blessings Be.
August 15, 2020
I worked with Scott for a short time in Houston. My condolences to his family & friends. RIP.
Jim Henschel
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