James Scott Obituary

James I.  Scott
James I. Scott
James I. Scott

January 14, 1935 - December 26, 2009
Born in Des Moines, IA
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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James I. Scott, 74, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, December 26, 2009.
A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 30, 2009, at Iles Funeral Homes-Dunn's Chapel, 2121 Grand Avenue in Des Moines, Iowa.
James was born in Des Moines on January 14, 1935, to Harry O. and Amanda B. (Lund) Scott.
After graduating from North High School in Des Moines, James attended and graduated from Drake University. While at Drake, James met his future wife of 46 years, Delores K. Moore.
James and Delores were married on June 19, 1959, and became the parents of five children.
During his career, James worked as an insurance professional attaining his CLU designation. In addition, he worked in investment management, as well as tax preparation.
Even as a young child, James enjoyed traveling. His sense of adventure took him to every state but Hawaii, and nearly all of the provinces in Canada. He especially loved traveling by train, which was inspired by his father 's life-long career with the railroad. During their retirement, James and Delores enjoyed many traveling adventures. Alaska was one of their favorite destinations.
Three years ago, James along with four of his grandchildren went on a vacation following the Lewis and Clark Trail. Additional family members joined the group in Portland, Oregon for a wonderful family vacation.
During the last 19 years, James was devoted to his mentoring work for the Powell III Alcoholism-Chemical Dependency Center, as well as the F & G Group.
In addition, James was a member of Plymouth Church for over 30 years.
James was predeceased by his wife, Delores, his infant daughter, Deborah, his parents, Harry and Amanda, and his brother Jerome.
Left to honor his precious memory are daughter Cynthia (Ron) Bolar and children Evan and Eric Howe, Tim and Jessica Bolar; daughter Sandra (Joseph) Pierceall and children Justin and Stephanie Pierceall; son James Scott II (Beverly) and children Ryan White, James III, Nick and Briana Scott; and son Robert Scott. Additional survivors include brother, Harry A. Scott; in laws Bob and Donna Olsem and Dorothy Bowers; and many other cherished family members and friends.
Donations may be made to the family to be used toward furthering James' work in the areas of alcoholism and chemical dependency counseling.


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Dunn's Funeral Home
2121 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
1:00 PM


A memorial fund has been established.