Scott Hannah Obituary, Scott Hannah Has Passed Away
Scott Scott Hannah Obituary, Death – Scott Hannah died peacefully surrounded by his wife, Lynn, son, John, and daughters, Susan and Patty, on Thursday. Scott was born in Evanston, Illinois on May 17th. His parents, George and Wilma Hannah, and brother George all died before him. Over the years, he delighted many people with his legendary yarns of growing up in Lake Forest, Michigan, near the shores of Lake Michigan. He’d usually start with, “Did I tell you about the time…” Those who were fortunate enough to hear his stories would often roll their eyes, knowing they’d heard it all before. To be honest, hearing about “Scott” made everyone happy. The story itself wasn’t always relevant; what made it so enjoyable was the storyteller, who had a great time telling us about his adventures while imparting wisdom.
Scott relocated from Illinois to Boulder, Colorado, to attend the University of Colorado and seek a Buffalo degree. On the first day of school, Scott ran into Lynn Halvorsen in the registration line. Their love of adventure began in college, when they attended Scott’s SAE frat parties and skied in Colorado’s magnificent mountains. Susan, their first child, was born after they married. After Boulder, they traveled to Northern California for Scott’s first job with Proctor & Gamble. They relocated to the Pacific Northwest in 1965, and their second child, Patty, was born in 1966, followed by son John a year later. Scott began his career in the food industry at Nalley’s Fine Foods and then at Western Farmers Association.
Pacific Valley Foods first opened its doors in 1975. Scott and Lynn established the frozen food industry, distributing products all over the world. Their willingness to treat coworkers and customers as actual friends set them apart. They were frequently invited to clients’ homes for lunch or to spend the weekend with a supplier and their family. Many colleagues will miss Scott’s quick wit, breadth of knowledge, and genuineness. His “no nonsense” demeanor was respected, admired, and perhaps initially frightened due to his towering stature. But once you met Scott, you knew he was one of the “genuine” legends of the field. Scott had a lot of fun volunteering for the Medina Emergency Committee, coaching basketball for the Boys & Girls Club, going to Overlake Country Club, and going to Bellevue Presbyterian Church. Scott’s greatest legacy, though, was his love and devotion to his family.
From years of vacationing in Poipu, Kauai, to membership in the Newport Hills Swim and Tennis Club, to ski holidays back to their beloved Aspen, CO, Scott and Lynn’s love of adventure was evident in the varied activities they participated in with their entire family. But nowhere could their love be more visible than on the lake. They began with a 17-foot boat, three tiny children, a dog, and a tent, then graduated to larger vessels. Who knew that would be the beginning of a 55-year boating journey? Scott’s heart was always immature. He and Lynn liked entertaining family and friends aboard their boat, from visiting John’s fraternity brothers to tying up to the log boom and taking in the historic Seafair activities. They became members of the Bellevue Yacht Club, later the Seattle Yacht Club.
The San Juan Islands, notably Roche Harbor, captivated them (where today the family still celebrates 4th of July). Later, on their boat “Eleuthera,” named after the Bahamas island that means “Freedom,” they cruised annually to Desolation Sound and further north. When they were alone up North, fishing and cruising or meeting up with club pals, their zest for life was most visible. They also “gated” UW Husky football games, participated in the annual Christmas Lighted Boat Parade, and volunteered to take gorgeous individuals on the Meydenbauer Special People’s Cruise for many years. Scott is survived by his wife Lynn, daughter Susan and husband Aaron (and his children John, Kelsey, and Ryan), granddaughter Laura and husband Devin, and great granddaughter Cameron, daughter Patty and husband Bret, grandchildren Kalyn and Nolan, son John and wife Nicole, grandchildren Caroline and Ava, and a large circle of loved ones.
Scott Scott Hannah Obituary, Death – Scott Hannah died peacefully surrounded by his wife, Lynn, son, John, and daughters, Susan and Patty, on Thursday. Scott was born in Evanston, Illinois on May 17th. His parents, George and Wilma Hannah, and brother George all died before him. Over the years, he delighted many people with his…