Scott, George Michael | Obituary
George Michael Scott George Michael “Mike” Scott, 74, passed away on May 11, 2021 surrounded by his loving family at his home in Klamath Falls. Mike was born January 29, 1947 to Sam and Fannie (Starr) Scott in Klamath Falls, Oregon, and graduated from Thurston High School, Springfield, Oregon, in 1965. Mike enlisted in the Army National Guard directly at the end of high school. He then joined the United States Army and then the United States Navy and proudly served three terms during the Vietnam War. He was very proud to have graduated from SERS School and was honored to serve our country. After his military career, Mike returned to Klamath Falls and began working at Weyerhauser, where he worked for over 14 years. During this time he found his passion with horses. He began to train and run racehorses, and also began to shoe horses. In 1986 Mike met the love of his life, Linda (Vian) Scott, and they married in 1988. The couple raised, trained and raced Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses across Oregon and the north. of California for many years. They had a great circle of friends with whom they enjoyed their time. But more importantly, Mike took on the role of father to Linda’s three children. He was an amazing father when he didn’t have to be. Mike started shoeing horses full time after retiring from Weyerhauser. He has spent a lot of time helping others and has enjoyed spending time with his clients for almost 30 years. He was known as a very kind and humorous man. One of Mike’s greatest pleasures was spending time with his children and three grandchildren. He loved fishing and camping with the grandchildren when they were young. He taught them to hunt ducks and geese off the lake near their homes. Mike especially enjoyed the time he spent with them on their small farm during Sunday dinners and during the holidays. He was very proud of everyone. In his later years, Mike and Linda looked forward to spending their summers at Fish Lake, where they enjoyed camping, fishing and kayaking together with family and friends. For over 35 years, you would rarely see Mike without Linda. Together they had an amazing marriage and a wonderful family. Mike is predeceased by his father Samuel Jacob Scott; mother Fannie Beatrice Scott; sister Connie Scott Null and nephew Shawn Scott. He is survived by his wife Linda (Vian) Scott; children Kelly and Shane Taipin, Brian and Freddie Tejada and Michael and Ann Tejada; grandchildren Noa Taipin, Kai Taipin and Kekoa Taipin; and special nieces and nephews Tammy, Dave, Kevin, Dee Dee, Shyann, Debbie, Sheila, Barbara, Robert and Richard; and many cousins and close relatives. A small family reunion will be held on Saturday May 29 at his home on Spring Lake. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Klamath Hospice, 541-882-2902.