Dennis Rocky Scott, born on May 17, 1958, at Seaside Hospital in Crescent City, passed away on August 26, 2011, on the Klamath River in Klamath.
Dennis was a Yurok man with a great love for his family and his people. He was very proud of his Native American heritage. Dennis grew up on the Resighini Rancheria until the flood of 1964 when the family was relocated to Arcata. He returned back home to Klamath as a young man and never left again. He loved to hunt, fish, camp and work with wood, many times coming up with a beautiful piece of art or furniture made from native wood in the area. He was a charter member of the Resighini Rancheria and was a strong advocate for all native rights.
Dennis was preceded in death by his mother Rose Mae McCovey Scott in 2000, his father William John Scott in 2002, Grandmothers Lena Reed McCovey and Della Fiester Scott, numerous aunts, uncles and cousins and nephew Shannon W. Lunsford.
Dennis is survived by his soul mate and constant companion of six years, Tina Webster.
Sisters Janice Kelly and husband Kurtis of Klamath; Marilyn Lunsford and husband Kenneth of Klamath; Carla Dean and husband Brian of Pensacola, Fla.; Lisa Scott and constant companion Mark Piehl of Marathon, Fla., and Sheri Scott of Smith River.
Brothers William Randy Scott of Klamath; Mark A. Scott of North Dakota; Johnny M. Scott and wife Tamara of Sylmar, Calif.; Joe Scott and wife Carol of Klamath and Will Scott and wife Linda of Redding.
Aunts Jeanette Frizzell, Venola Dowd and Marie “DeeDee” Lawson, all of Crescent City.
Uncles Glenn J. Scott and Gerald McCovey, both of Klamath, and Donald McCovey of Crescent City.
Nieces Kimberly Trimble of Chicago; Sheila Diaz of Gasquet; Sunshine Mendoza and Brandy Mendoza and companion Richard Mendez, all of Klamath.
Nieces Misty Draper of Miami, Fla.; Della Draper of Marathon, Fla.; Sonia Hunsucker of Eureka; Jamie Scott and Shelena Bates both of Crescent City; Jessica Scott of Clearlake; Shannon Scott of Crescent City; Wendy Scott of Klamath; Sally Scott and companion Ronald of Crescent City; Dakotarose Scott of Sylmar, Calif.; Jeanette Scott of Redding; Shante Scott of Crescent City and Alyssia Scott of Gasquet.
Nephews Roy Fisher of Santa Rosa; Rodney Fisher and wife Cassie of Klamath; Rex Fisher and wife Christy of Petaluma; Stacy Wilson and Lee Wilson, both of Pensacola, Fla.; Clinton Hunsucker and wife Sange of Eureka; Andrew Hunsucker and wife Jenna, Brandon Scott and wife Natalie and Lewis Scott, all of Hoopa; Joseph R. Scott of Klamath; S. Buck Scott of Crescent City; Marcus Scott and Bryce Scott, both of Gasquet, and numerous cousins, great nieces and nephews, so many to name.
Dennis will be sadly and greatly missed by all who knew him. He had many close friends who were his extended family. Any time you needed help, he was the “go-to guy.”
A wake will be held Sept. 2, at noon at the family home on 175 East Klamath Beach Road, in Klamath.
Services will be held on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011, at 1 p.m. at the family home.
Burial will take place on the Resighini Rancheria in the tribal cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of Wier’s Mortuary Chapel of Crescent City.
— Submitted by Wier’s Mortuary Chapel