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William Dodds-Scott Jr.

William Dodds-Scott Jr.

William Dodds-Scott, Jr. passed away September 29, 2012, at home surrounded by family. Bill was born July 4, 1926, in Rifle, Colorado, to William and Esther Dodds-Scott.

He served in the Army during WWII.

He married Barbara Jean Elliott on November 16, 1947. They had four children. They divorced in 1975. He married Hazel Ferguson in May, 1977.

Bill was a Boy Scout Leader for over 50 years, guiding 65 boys to the rank of Eagle Scout. He served on more than 132 committees, chairman of 70. He was instrumental in helping start such organizations as Garfield County Search and Rescue, Sheriff’s Posse, Junior NRA in Glenwood and West Glenwood Fire Department. He was a Hunter’s Safety Instructor for over 40 years, He was a member of the Elk’s Lodge and a Mason for 50 years.

He was preceded in death by his wife Hazel and son William I. Dodds-Scott. Bill is survived by his granddaughter and caregiver Tami Buniger, his children Barbara (John) Koritar, Liz (Verlin) Gilkerson, Bonnie (Jimmy) Waller, Barry Dodds-Scott; stepchildren Dan (Denise) Ferguson, Ann (Dean) Fortik, Albert (Jeanie) Ferguson, Walter (Kathy) Ferguson, nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 3:30pm Wednesday, October 3, 2012, at the Elk’s Lodge in Glenwood Springs. Additional parking and a shuttle service will be provided starting at 2:45pm from Glenwood Church of Christ, Soccer Field and Donegan Road by the Glenwood Springs Middle School.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests you contribute to a youth group of your choice or Home Care and Hospice of the Valley.

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