David O. Scott

David O. Scott, Jr.

David O. Scott, Jr. was born October 3, 1934 in Silver City, New Mexico to Phyllis (McLaughlin) and David Scott, Sr. 

His early years were spent in Penasco, Taos and back to Silver City where he graduated from high school.  He enlisted in the U.S. Army and spent three years based at Fort Bliss, Texas and transferred to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves where he was honorably discharged. 

After his stint in the military he joined his parent in Missoula, Montana where he graduated with a Bachelors degree in Forestry and a minor degree in Animal Husbandry.  Upon graduation he began his 30-year federal service career working for the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. 

In the early 1960’s the wilds of Alaska called, so away he went to explore the state for the next 25 years living in Nome, Fairbanks and Bethel. Several of those years were spent volunteering for the Nome Volunteer Fire Department, Nome Volunteer Ambulance Service and as Chief of Police. 

He also served on the Nome City Council and was vital in reviving the Nome Chapter of the National Rotary Club. He married Carrie (Ullrich) on June 23, 1981 and in 1989 retired to Artesia, New Mexico moving shortly thereafter to White Oaks. They have spent the last 14 years in Carrizozo, New Mexico. 

Dave was a tireless volunteer and generously gave his efforts to the White Oaks Fire Department, Sherriff’s Posse and his latest endeavor the Carrizozo Heritage Museum.

He is survived by his wife, Carrie; sons David, III (Leslie) of Weaverville, North Carolina and Neal “Willie” (Litsa) of Bethel/Nicosia, Cyprus; daughters Terri Olsen of Durango, Colorado and Linda Kimoktoak of Nome, Alaska.  Grandchildren: Alex, Sundi, Sydney, Levi, Austin and Martin.

He was preceded in death by his parents Phyllis and David, sister Julia and son Stephen. Two days after Dave passed away, his younger sister Jean Anderson passed away in the same exact manner as her brother.

There wasn’t a subject he couldn’t converse about, a person he didn’t take time for, and animal he didn’t love or an animal that didn’t love him.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests that a donation be made in his name to the Nome Volunteer Fire Department, Nome, Alaska, 99762.

The Nome Nugget

PO Box 610
Nome, Alaska 99762

Phone: (907) 443-5235
Fax: (907) 443-5112


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