Russell Edwin “Scotty” LaCount

Russell Edwin “Scotty” LaCount

Birth
Eureka, Humboldt County, California, USA
Death 31 Dec 1992 (aged 75)
Fortuna, Humboldt County, California, USA
Burial Eureka, Humboldt County, California, USA
Memorial ID 154543811 · View Source
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Russell "Scotty" E. LaCount died Dec. 31, 1992, in Fortuna at age 75. A native of Eureka, he was a resident of Fortuna.
Scotty passed away in his home in Fortuna after a four-month battle with cancer. He was born and raised in Eureka and served in the Merchant Marines during World War II.
He joined the Pile Drivers Union No. 34 in 1945 and he and his wife traveled all over California for 30 years working construction jobs. After retiring, they spent their winters in Yuma, Ariz., and enjoyed trips to Laughlin, Nev., to gamble.
His great love was hunting and fishing as well as spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He spent many years at King Salmon, where he had his fishing cabin and could be near the water.
Scotty's family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Harmon and staff in the radiology department, the nurses of the fourth floor of St. Joseph Hospital and many thanks to Dr. Irvine for keeping Scotty's spirits up during his illness.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Dorothy LaCount; his sister-in-law, Lorraine Miranda; four sisters, Dorothy Peters, Helen Walsh, Hazel Irvine and Fern Carr; his grandchildren, Nancy and Brad Chamberland, Mike and Jan Guyot and Dada Curtis and Matt Guyot; his great-grandchildren, Lee, Curt, Tyler and Joan; and his favorite niece and nephew, Marilyn and Alvin Weber.
He also was uncle, great-uncle and great-great-uncle to the Story family of Bakersfield and will be missed by his very special friends, Julia and clay Adams, Jim and Ethyl McInnes, Owen and Kella Johnson, M.C. Sterling and all his friends in Yuma and the many friends he made throughout his life.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Joan LaCount Kemp; two brothers; five sisters and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Abe LaCount.
Friends are invited to attend graveside services at Ocean View Cemetery in Eureka on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 1993, at 2 p.m. with Pastor Bob Hapgood of the Southern County Ministries of Fortuna officiating. Interment will be at Ocean View Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2942 F. St., Eureka 95501; or Hospice of Humboldt, P.O. Box 6296, Eureka, 95502.
Arrangements are under the direction of Chapel of the Ferns, Cooper Mortuary, Eureka.



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  • Created by: Diana Stockwell
  • Added: 2 Nov 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 154543811
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Russell Edwin “Scotty” LaCount (15 Sep 1917–31 Dec 1992), Find A Grave Memorial no. 154543811, citing Ocean View Cemetery, Eureka, Humboldt County, California, USA ; Maintained by Diana Stockwell (contributor 48874867) .