|Birth: ||Feb. 16, 1951|
|Death: ||Nov. 11, 2007|
Scott Alan Anderson of Napa died in his sleep on Sunday, November 11th. "Scotty," as everyone knew him, was born on February 16th 1951 to his mother Juanita "Sammy" McClanahan Anderson and father Otto Michael Anderson. Scotty grew up in Calistoga and attended local schools graduating in 1969. He lettered in wrestling.
Scotty was a carpenter, a mason, and talented in all aspects of construction. He enjoyed fishing, hiking, surfing, and reading. Scotty had an imaginary friend named Mr. Bigelow who he wrote stories about. He wrote letters to friends and kept a journal of his solo adventures to Alaska and New Mexico.
Scotty was a merry prankster at heart and could easily charm a roomful of people with his stories and antics. Scotty's life could be described as a combination of two books written by his favorite authors. Ken Kesey's Sometimes a Great Notion and Hunter S. Thompson's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. When catching a fish in a stream he would kiss the fish on the lips and throw it back in the water, a variation of a practice by Eskimo's described in the book Top of the World by Hans Ruesch. There are many trout in local streams kissed by Scotty.
Scotty found a new love in May of 1993 when his daughter Samantha was born. Scotty spent time as a parent volunteer in the classroom with his daughter "Sam" and coached her in softball. She went everywhere with him, from job sites to the beach to pony rides.
Scotty was predeceased by his mother Juanita. Scotty is survived by his daughter Samantha of Santa Rosa, father Otto Anderson of Calistoga, sisters, Sandra Dela Cruz of Calistoga, Susan O'Brien of Napa, brothers Steven Anderson of Paris, Tennessee, Shannon Anderson of Napa, and numerous nieces and nephews. He will be missed by many Calistoga friends and by friends made while working for Project 90 of Napa this past year. He will be greatly missed by his "friend of 47 years", Nick Triglia.
A celebration of Scotty's life will be held Sunday November 25th, 1pm at Debbie O'Gorman's home, Calistoga. Donations in his name may be made to Diana Weston c/o Project 90 Inc. 720 South B St. San Mateo, CA 94401. Arrangements are under the direction of Richard Pierce Funeral Service and memories or condolences can be sent to the family on-line at WWW.RPFSC.COM.
Otto Michael Anderson (1916 - 2009)
Juanita McClanahan Anderson (1917 - 1977)
Created by: Geraldine "Gerry" Hume...
Record added: Dec 02, 2007
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