Friday, September 19, 2014

Scott Bowlden

    Scott Bowlden passed away Sept. 10, 2014, at his home in Seattle after a three-year battle with lung cancer.
    He was born to Orville and Louise Bowlden in Carey, Idaho, on Sept. 3, 1927. He was raised in Gannett, Idaho, and Hailey, Idaho, graduating from Hailey High School. He then joined the U.S. Navy in 1945 and served three years, returning home to serve in the National Guard.
    Scott married Barbara Scarborough in 1950. Together they produced and raised three sons. Scott worked at the Triumph Mine for five years, working both underground and as an electrician. He moved on to power line construction, climbing poles and pulling wire throughout the Southwest for several years.
    Eventually he resettled his family in Hailey after breaking into the commercial fishing industry. He climbed the ladder from deckhand to skipper and boat owner, fishing for king crab in the Gulf of Alaska and the Bering Sea. He moved to Seattle with Barbara and his youngest son Jay in 1974. He ran a tight, safe ship, and was liked and respected by those in the industry. He finally retired at the age of 65 from a “young man’s game.”
    Scott loved to hunt and fish during his early life. Later on he developed a passion for golf. He liked to watch sports and spent many hours rooting for his hometown Mariners. He will be remembered for his great sense of humor, his integrity, and his warm heart.
    Scott is survived by Barbara, his wife of 64 years; sons Scott (Kristy), Ed, and Jay (Jodi); and three grandchildren: Danielle, Nicole, and Spencer; and by the beloved family dog, Rambo.

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