lawrence 'Lare' Howard Scott

Former Steamboat Springs resident Lare Scott died Aug. 22, 2003, at his home in Pasco, Wash., from complications of diabetes.

Lare was born March 19, 1953, in Abington, Penn., to Anne and W. Wesley Scott. Lare was the fifth of seven children.

In 1960, the family moved to Manhattan Beach, Calif., where Lare attended Mira Costa High School. He graduated in 1971. Lare was a standout football, baseball and beach volleyball player in high school and college in the South Bay area of Los Angeles.

Lare lived in the Steamboat area off and on for 20 years beginning in the mid-1970s. He spent a couple of years living on the Cayman Islands, where he worked in the restaurant business and enjoyed diving and surfing.

In Steamboat, Lare was a respected chef and house painter. He also worked many years at the IMS window and door shop. His interests included spending time with family and friends, skiing, snowboarding and fly fishing. He also was a member of the flag football league for many years.

In 2001, Lare moved to Pasco, where he spent time taking classes to become a machinist. He enjoyed time with family, fishing and watching boat races on the Columbia River.

Lare is survived by six brothers and sisters, Dari Potapoff of Stayton, Ore., Becky Hausken of San Pedro, Calif., Mike Scott of Pasco, Chuck Scott of Temecula, Calif., Pam Higi of Sonoma, Calif., and Allie Barr of Steamboat and 13 nieces and nephews.

Donations may be made in his name to the American Diabetes Association Memorial and Honor Program, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, OH 44720.

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