May 29, 1930 – June 26, 2018
Gerald B. Scott’s journey began at home in Poplar Bluff, MO on May 26, 1930 and ended on June 26, 2018 at home in Elko, Nevada. He grew up on a 40 acre farm in South Eastern Missouri.
“Jerry” was a member of the Black Creek Baptist Church where his uncle Norman was the pastor.
“Jerry” attended South Eastern Missouri Baptist Jr. College, and then transferred to the University of Missouri in Columbia where he earned a B.S. degree in Analytical Chemistry. While attending the University of Kansas he was drafted into the U.S. Army and served for 2 years in the Korean War. Upon his Honorable Discharge “Jerry” returned to the United States in 1956 and went to work at Millincroft Chemical Works in St. Louis. He soon tired of city life and headed west in 1957 to be employed by Kennecott Copper Corp., in the assay lab at McGill, Nevada.
While working at the lab “Jerry” met a nurse at Steptoe Valley Hospital. On November 28, 1959 “Jerry” married Myrna Heidenreich at St. Barthlomew’s in Ely Nevada. “Jerry” and Myrna had three sons; Paul, Mark and Jon.
After 21 years working a KCC, it was closed and “Jerry” and Myrna moved to Elko, Nevada where he was employed at Newmont as the assay lab supervisor. This came at a time of expanding production and lab employees. During this time “Jerry” was instrumental with several other assayers in forming the Society of Mineral Analysts. “Jerry” retired from Newmont and began his new career enjoying his hobbies, such as, collecting, troubleshooting and repairing antique radios. He was also a licensed amateur radio operator (N7WVY).
“Jerry” was preceded in death by his parents Wylie and Zelma Scott and brother Richard. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Myrna Scott, sons Paul, Mark and Jon; sisters; Bonnie Sue (Don) Larrew, Bridgeton, MO; brothers; Phillip (Ruby); Jerry (Linda) and sister-in-law Pat, St Louis MO.; brothers-in-law; Ron (Eleanor) and Keith (Dee) Heidenreich; great granddaughter, Kristin; great grandchildren; Logan and Lindsey, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
“Jerry was an awesome husband, father and teacher and will be greatly missed.
Special thanks go out to Drs. Paton Whimple and Alfed Brown, along with their staff. And a very special thank you to the staff of NNRH, Highland Manor and Genesis Home Health and Carla, Kandis, Sherry, Edgar Reed and Rory.
A memorial Service will be held at St. Paul’s Church, 777 Sage St., on July 21, 2018 at 9am. followed by brunch. In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to your Church or favorite charity.
Rest in Peace “Jer”.