Gregory A. Scott passed away suddenly February 21, 2019 in Fortuna. He was born December 29, 1963 in Eureka and attended Cutten Elementary School, Winship Jr. High and graduated from Eureka High School in June of 1982.

Growing up on a houseboat on Trinity Lake during the ‘70s was the highlight of his formative years, where he learned to water ski, drive a jet boat and fish. As Greg and his brother Mike became older, they were allowed to spend most of their summers on the houseboat. Greg took a job at Estrellita Marina and would have his brother Mike “drive” him to work in the jet boat each morning. Greg loved being on the lake with his family and all of the friends that they had made through the houseboating community.

Greg loved working with his hands. He began working on cars as a young adult. He initially took a job at a paint supply store, and eventually found work with Eureka Body Shop and started his trade as an autobody painter. He was later in life known as the “Buff King”…only one that could make a black car shine. Greg also had quite a “green thumb” when it came to planting flowers and vegetables and was quite generous sharing with all of his neighbors.

Greg loved animals. His first dog Duke, a black lab, was his best friend. In recent years, he and his partner Mary have had the joy of sharing their home with a family of dogs — Murphy and their two French Bullies, Knoell & Kingston, and also several fish aquariums full of tropical freshwater fish that he enjoyed breeding and watching them interact.

Greg is survived by his partner of 24 years, Mary Murphy of Fortuna; his parents, Joe & Dodie Scott of Redding; brother Michael and sister-in-law Paula Pavlich-Scott of Eureka; nephews Braedon Scott and Chris Gutierrez; niece Hunter Rae Scott; aunts and uncles, Nancy Rounds and Bob & Beverly Sholes and cousins Debbie Frazier.and Wendy Cabalzar.

Greg had a special friendship with Randy Church, Jr. AKA “Rando”, Russ Barker, Seth Ash, Don Mechals, Jesse Conn, Chad Smith and all the guys at Nor Cal Body Shop.

A celebration of Greg’s life will be held April 13th from 2-4:30 p.m. at Rohner Rec Hall in Rohner Park, Fortuna.


The obituary above was submitted on behalf of Greg Scott’s family. The Lost Coast Outpost runs obituaries of Humboldt County residents at no charge. See guidelines here.