Frederick Eugene Scott
1945 - 2020
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Frederick Eugene Scott

Frederick Eugene Scott was born December 30, 1945, in Corpus Christi, Texas to Gordon Eugene Scott and Dorothy Jean Danielson Scott. He died July 3, 2020, at Kaweah Delta Hospital in Visalia, California.

The family was welcomed back to their hometown, Kingsburg, CA, when Fred was one-year-old and his father was discharged from the U.S. Navy. Fred attended the local schools, participated in Boy Scouts and would later become an Eagle Scout. His summers were spent at his grandparents' cabin at Huntington Lake where he learned to sail. It was there that he built his first sailboat and explored the Sierras.

In 1964 Fred graduated from Kingsburg High School where he played all four years on the Vikings' golf and wresting teams and was a member of CSF.

His next educational journey took him to Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, when he was accepted into the Architectural Design program where he completed two years before enlisting in the U.S. Army serving two years in Munich, Germany. Fred then returned to Cal Poly to finish the final three years of the architectural curriculum. It was at this time that he met Nancy Lee Pacheco and they married on June 27, 1970, in Visalia, CA. They returned for their final school year where Nancy earned her teaching credential and Fred, as a member of SCARB, the National Honorary Architectural Society, graduated with honors in June of 1971.

Fred began his seven years of apprenticeship in Visalia with Harry Krikorian, AIA and later at Octagon and Associates becoming a principal partner after earning his AIA license. He then worked for Walter Vogel, AIA, and later opened his own practice, Scott and Associates, until the present. His work was primarily on commercial projects including many churches, several Tulare City Schools sites, office and medical buildings and several local car dealerships. Fred also volunteered his services to design the oak tree logo "Welcome to Visalia" signs located on Hwy. 99 leading into the city and on the bridge across Highway 198.

Over the years he belonged to many professional and civic organization including Jaycees, the Downtown Rotary Club (which included the Group Study exchanges with young business leaders from other countries), Sequoia Council of Boy Scouts of America, The Builders' Exchange, and Cal Poly Alumni Association.

Fred and Nancy's son, Danny, was born in 1973 and their second son, Eric, was born in 1978 bringing them great joy. They were involved with the boys' activities of Indian Guides, swim team and tennis. Many special family times revolved around water. There were summer vacations to Cayucos, sailing and regattas at Huntington Lake and San Diego, water skiing on lakes and rivers and snorkeling in Hawaii. Exploring the Sierras and choosing back roads brought many adventures. Through Rotary and the Redwood German Language Club they hosted several adults and students from throughout the world. In 1988 Susanne Renner arrived from Bremen, Germany, for a six week stay and became the daughter of our hearts.

Fred kept up with golfing through memberships with the Visalia Country Club, Spyglass Hill, Pebble Beach, and the Monterey Golfing Fellowship of Rotarians. He joined the Fresno Yacht Club (Huntington Lake), enjoyed wine tasting at Wine Society and belonged to Elks. He loved to garden, create art, and although Fred was not a cook he mastered three great recipes including the very best Swedish pancakes served for all holidays and just because, perfect coconut shrimp and his mother-in-law's homemade vanilla ice cream, wearing out two ice cream makers. For many years Scotty and Nan (Fred and Nancy's names for each other) belonged to a dinner group that spent memorable times each summer at Huntington Lake where he was the "fireman" in charge of the cooking campfire. They also traveled to many areas of the U.S and Europe and took many trips to Fred's favorite place, Hawaii. They loved sports cars and had MGBs and Porsches and a great day included driving back roads and scenic by-ways. In 2004 they joined the Sequoia Region of the Porsche Club of America where "Turbo Fred" later served as president. He took up auto crossing and drove the track at Laguna Seca. There were many tours taken with fellow car enthusiasts because "It's not just the cars, but the people."

Preceding Fred in death were his mother, Dorothy; his grandparents, Robert and Anna Sjostrand Scott and Fred and Fern Swedel Danielson; and in- laws, Art and Helen McBride Pacheco.

Surviving family include his father, Gordon E. Scott of Kingsburg and his wife, Nan; sons Danny Scott of San Francisco and Eric Scott of Visalia; "Daughter" Susanne Renner Bornhoevd and husband, Christof, and their daughters, Laura and Sophia, of Belmont, CA; his sister, Peggy Meyer and husband, David of Kingsburg; brother- in -law and wife, Kurt and Susan Pacheco of San Luis Obispo; and several nieces and nephews and their families along with other extended family and friends.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions services will be private.




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Published in Visalia Times-Delta & Tulare Advance-Register from Jul. 21 to Jul. 23, 2020.
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August 8, 2020
What a great guy. Really enjoyed working with him at the Porsche Club.
John Lillian
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August 5, 2020
I knew Fred for a few years. I met him at the Visalia Elks. He called me Big K because I don’t think he remembered my first name, lol. Anyway, I would see him one or two Saturday’s a month at the club. Fred was always so nice and we would have pleasant conversations. I’m glad I got to know him before I moved out of the area in late 2019. All my thoughts and prayers to Fred and his family during this difficult time. RIP
Kevin Lynott
Friend
August 5, 2020
I knew Fred for a few years. I met him at the Visalia Elks. He called me Big K because I don’t think he remembered my first name, lol. Anyway, I would see him one or two Saturday’s a month at the club. Fred was always so nice and we would have pleasant conversations. I’m glad I got to know him before I moved out of the area in late 2019. All my thoughts and prayers to Fred and his family during this difficult time. RIP
Kevin Lynott
Friend
July 28, 2020
My sincerest condolences to the Fred's family and friends. I had the privilege of working with Fred on many many projects and must say that it was always a pleasure working with him. Fred will be missed but never forgotten. God Bless
Steve Tindle
July 27, 2020
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Kimberly Vinson
July 27, 2020
So sorry to hear of Fred's passing. We knew him through business. Just ran into him a couple of months ago, had a nice visit. Jon and Johnnie Carl
Johnnie and Jon Carl
July 23, 2020
My sincere condolences to Nancy & family ... I really enjoyed Fred's conversation, wit & love for his family & hobbies @ our Visalia Elks
He loved his home & proud of his work ... Ran into him a few weeks ago picking up mail @ our PO Boxes ... Again, my sincere heartfelt condolences
Sharon Robison
Friend
July 22, 2020
Always enjoyed Fred, took many classes at KHS with him. In high school, he had the coolest white shoes, which he would lend to me for my band performances. No doubt, I played better when I wore them!!! RIP, Freddie!!!
Gerry Kataoka
Friend
July 22, 2020
Denney and I are sorry to hear of Fred's passing. We met Fred in the 80s when he was a client of mine at the Holiday Inn as he coordinated the "Discover Visalia Day" event. Later after I retired, Fred hired me part-time to help in his business. He was always so generous to everyone. He had many friends and will be missed. Our sympathies to the family.
Janiece Anderson
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