Douglas D. Scott, 57, passed away June 18th following a four-year, heroic battle with cancer. He was born on March 30, 1964 in Greeley, CO. He graduated from Greeley West High School in 1982 and went on to receive a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder in 1986.
Doug worked as a principal systems engineer for RT Logic in Colorado Springs, CO. He was committed to his work but his true passion was family. Doug loved planning family adventures that included salmon fishing and RV camping in Alaska, snorkeling in Hawaii and Mexico, hiking through the redwoods, and teaching his children how to ski. Doug especially loved spending time with his family at Rocky Mountain National Park. He was an avid cyclist and mountain biker completing the Leadville 100 Mountain Bike Race as well as the Ride the Rockies, Elephant Rock, and Triple Bypass road races. Doug loved flying and was a member of Civil Air Patrol in high school. He obtained his pilot’s license at the age of 16 years old. He was the ‘king of dad jokes’ suggesting that any ailment could be resolved with a blowtorch. In reality he was quite handy with tools and completed a basement finish including all of the framing, electrical, and plumbing. He loved animals and always got pets in sets of two so they would have a companion. In order to spend more time with his wife, Jenn, he started training for and ran 3 half marathons. His family will cherish all of the memories made during these amazing adventures.
Doug was preceded in death by his father, Claire Donovan Scott (October 2017). He is survived by his loving wife, Jennifer (Cullinane) Scott, his children; Ashley Harrison (Ryan), Jordan Scott (20) and Aidan Scott (15), grandchildren; Ruby (4) and Rex (4) Harrison; his mother Nancy (Boden) Railsback; his siblings; Michelle Scott and Craig Scott (Jennifer), his nephews Curtis Scott (27) and Easten Scott (14), and niece Amber Scott (25).
Doug’s cancer journey started on July 10, 2017 when he was diagnosed with stage 4 colorectal cancer. In the almost four years that he heroically fought the disease he cherished the time he could spend with his daughter Ashley, her husband Ryan and his grandchildren, Rex and Ruby; he went to Disney World and Universal Studios where he rode roller coasters for a week with his children; swam with dolphins and snorkeled in Mexico; snorkeled and swam with Manta Rays in Hawaii; and rode more roller coasters at Cedar Point, Magic Mountain, and Knotts Berry Farm. He also coached Aidan’s Robotics team for 3 years culminating in a 2nd place trophy for robot design in 2019. Despite the rigors of chemotherapy and multiple clinical trials he just kept fighting for more time to do the things he loved with his family. Doug’s family wishes to express their deepest gratitude to Dr. Logsden and all of the staff at Rocky Mountain Cancer Center, and to Dr. Lieu and the oncology team at CU Anschutz Cancer Care Center. Their compassion, care, and professionalism provided us with comfort every step of this journey.
A celebration of life open house will be held at the family home on Friday, July 2nd, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 2409 Ledgewood Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80921.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to:
CU School of Medicine Division of Medical Oncology: Guide to giving | Giving to CU National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): ColoradoGives
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