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John Scott

February 8th, 2013

John G. Scott, 88, of Jordan Valley, Oregon, died February 8, 2013. John was born February 6, 1925 to Esther Robinson Everson and John M. Scott. John graduated from Eugene High School in 1943. He was a member of the FFA and the rifle club. In 1944 while taking over his grandparents farm north of Eugene he joined the Cowboy Turtle Association, he was #726. CTA became the Rodeo Cowboys Association and he was a member of that. When work allowed he went to local Oregon rodeos. There at the Sisters Rodeo in 1946 he met his future wife Delores Helfrich. They were married in November 1946. They eventually had three daughters. In 1962 they added cattle to the place and became ranchers with the last forest permit on the Willamette National Forest. There was always a large family gathering when it was time to move the cows from the forest. Because of the brush and also his love of bells each cow was fitted with a bell so they could be found. The family lived at Mt. Vernon in Grant County for a time in 1970’s and ran cattle in both places. In 1999 the place was sold and a bigger one purchased at Jordan Valley. He was a hard worker all his life and active up until September 2012 when he had a stroke. He is survived by his wife of 66 years Delores, 3 daughters; Janice Scott, Zelda (Mike) Worksman both of Jordan Valley and Helen (Jim) McDonald of Denio. 8 grandkids; Cristina Rosenberg, Corrina Robinson, JoAnna Rosenberg, Linden Goodwin, Gordon Goodwin, Carol Cano, Brandon Plourde and Teresa Plourde. Step grandkids; Bo, Sam and Ty Workman, 11 great-grandkids and 9 step great-grandkids. John was preceded in death by his parents, stepfather, stepmother and in-laws. A celebration of John’s life will be held Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 1:30 PM at the Lion’s Den in Jordan Valley. Service Information

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