Scott Anderson


Sept. 7, 2019 — On Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019, Scott Anderson, loving husband and father of two, passed away at age 48.

Scott was born in 1970 in Crescent City, Calif., to Edward Anderson and Cheryl Anderson. In 1994, Scott married Aimee Summers. They have two beautiful children together: their daughter, Faith, and son, Isaiah.

Scott earned his Bachelor’s degree in History with a minor in Forestry from Oregon State University in 1996, along with a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) from Southern Oregon University in 1999.

He was a beloved teacher and mentor to many students during his 20-year teaching career.

Scott valued education, not only his own, but also for his children and students. He held a passion for teaching and inspiring young people. He particularly loved western history and found ways to weave facts and education into the stories he told.

Scott’s vivid imagination, energy and genuine fondness of history facilitated a strong connection with many students.

Scott was a prolific writer of short stories and loved to write. He was a dynamic speaker and could light up a room with his stories. He also treasured the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, fishing, hiking and exploring the wilderness in his free time.

Scott is survived by his father, Edward; his mother, Cheryl; his wife, Aimee; his two children: Faith and Isaiah; his brother, Kris; sister-in-law Melialani; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and in-laws.

A celebration of his life is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 14, beginning at 2 p.m. at the Florence Events Center.

Everyone touched by Scott is welcome.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a conscious effort to be kind to someone. Call a friend or relative you haven’t reached out to recently, help or forgive someone.

All acts of kindness are appreciated.

Burns’s Riverside Chapel Florence Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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