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Duane Evans Scott

December 13, 1927 — February 3, 2024


Duane Evans Scott, 96, of Longview, passed away Feb. 3, 2024, at home. 

He was born Dec. 13, 1927, in Longview, and attended Northlake Elementary School and graduated from RA Long High School in 1947.

He spent most of his childhood in Willow Grove working the family farm. He later went to work for Pacific Northwest Bell, where most knew him as “Scotty.” Duane was a lineman. He loved the outdoors and the variety the job offered. He met Mildred Zumstein, a PNB operator at a “telephone” dance.

Duane and Mildred married in 1950. Shortly after, he joined the Coast Guard until the war was over, then back to his job at PNB in Longview. They began building their home in 1950 and Duane lived there for 74 years until he passed, always proud of the fact that he never had a mortgage and built as they could afford it. Which served him well when he was offered an early retirement at 57 because PNB was becoming ATT.

He and Micki went on numerous cruises, traveling with their trailer, boating and even water skiing into his “older age.” Duane was an avid fisherman and hunter, there was always fish or elk in the freezer. He enjoyed working in his beautiful flower gardens and preserving blueberries and the fruit from his trees.

Duane was a caring and involved father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He thoroughly enjoyed spending time with family and friends and participating in every activity he could. He was a member of various camping clubs and Bethany Lutheran Church.

Duane was preceded in death by his father, Charles E. Scott; his mother, Georgia Work; and his wife of 68 years, Mildred J. (Zumstein) Scott. 

Survivors include three children and their spouses, Jan and Troy Clarno,, Perry Scott, and Sherri and Mike Kingsley; five grandchildren, Summer Secor, Wyatt and Crystal Scott, and Michael and Dylan Kingsley; and four great-grandchildren.

Duane would tell you he credited his long life to staying active and interested in things, eating healthy, very little alcohol and “living beneath your means” – to keep stress down. He was proud to have made it to 96 and said “I’ve lived a good life, had a great family and lots of experiences!”

A service is planned for 2 p.m. Feb. 16th, at Bethany Lutheran, 2900 Parkview Dr., in Longview. Final arrangements have been entrusted to Steele Chapel. Duane will be laid to rest with Mildred at Longview Memorial Park.

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