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Obituary: Walter Thornton Scrimgeour

Walter Thornton Scrimgeour

Walter Thornton Scrimgeour

Walter Thornton Scrimgeour, age 86, passed on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, at The Marley House Hospice of Prescott, Arizona.

He was born in Washington, D.C., went on to serve in the U.S. Marine Corps, before marrying his wife, Mary Ann Tolson, of Silver Spring, Maryland.

They then moved to Yuma, Arizona, with their three children in 1965. In 1988 Walter and Mary Ann moved to Prescott, Arizona. Walter loved the sport of big game hunting in his earlier years, but turned to target shooting in his later years. His knowledge of reloading ammunition was immense. But his true pleasure was being at the ranch with his wife doing chores, then settling in for a fun spirited but very competitive shooting match against each other!

Walter is survived by his son, Mark Scrimgeour of Yuma, Arizona; daughter, Sandy Scrimgeour (Jim Alred) of Prescott, Arizona. Walter’s wife of 64 years, Mary Ann, preceded him in passing on Jan. 1, 2018, and his son, Tom Scrimgeour of Yuma, Arizona, also preceded him in passing. Valediction of a beloved husband, father, brother and son: “So long” — Walter Thornton Scrimgeour.

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