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In Memory

Scott Vernon Craig

Scott Vernon Craig

Born:  October 10, 1947, Orange, Ca

Died:   October 1, 2016, Orange, CA

Survived by his wife, Verdun; Married August 15, 1970

Services to be held:  Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 11:00 AM, Calvary Chapel Westgrove, 12832 Knott Street, Garden Grove, CA


The following was posted by John Vaught (originally on our announcement page):



Scott Craig passed away on October 1st, 2016, at 3:13 a.m.  His wife, Verdon, was at his side when his spirit left his body and he went on to be with the Lord.  Scott had been battling esophageal cancer for over a year, and finally succumbed to his illness.

Scott and I have been friends for over 60 years. We attended elementary, junior high, high school, and college together.  He was a hard-working, intelligent, caring, and very thoughtful person.  He was extremely close to his family and had many friends who cared deeply about him. He was very involved with his Church and was a shining example of the Lord's teachings to everyone with whom he came into contact.

Scott was one of the most thoughtful and genuine people I have ever known.  One of his best traits was his sincere interest in other people.  He was, without a doubt, the best listener I have ever known. He truly cared about what you had to say and, if asked, always offered well thought-out, insightful advice.

Scott wanted very much to attend our 50th High School Reunion on September 10th, and managed to do so, in spite of having just been released from the hospital the day before.  I had the pleasure, as did many of you, to spend some time with him that evening and, even though he did not feel well, he was still able to share that wonderful sense of humor that made him such a special friend.

It is impossible to put into words the importance of friendship, and how much Scott meant to me over those years.  Even though we  had periods of time when we didn't see much of one another, any time we reunited, it always felt as if we had never been parted.  Scott positively influenced my life in many ways and I will miss him.   Scott, thank you for your friendship-I will miss you and never forget you and the good memories of the time we spent together.

Good-bye, my friend,

John Vaught

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10/05/16 04:13 PM #1    

David Cupples

ah shit. JV baseball - what a sweet guy. so glad to have seen him at the Re - I was touched that in his (finger-pad) comments to me he showed he had checked my profile and asked questions about me on that basis. sweet to the end.

10/05/16 06:01 PM #2    

Charles Varela


Talking with you, via your tablet, at the reunion was very personal to me and I appreciated the effort it took for you to just comunicate.  I am truely sorry we didn't, as you had earlier requested, have time to share our old work stories.  I had no idea your condition was so grave.  You were a true law enforcement professional, you were consistant, firm and showed compassion when it was called for.  My heart goes out to your dear family and your old work mates. 

R.I.P. my brother,



10/05/16 10:45 PM #3    

Brad Graff

One day, I told Scott that I really felt far from the Lord.  I'll never forget his answer, "Turn around, He's right behind you..."  I've always remembered that day, and what Scott said.  So simple yet so true.  I know he's with the Lord now, and we'll truley miss him.


10/07/16 10:12 AM #4    

Sharon Thacker (Hayworth)

So very sorry to hear of Scott's passing.  My condolances go out to his family and friends.  RIP Scott!

10/07/16 11:22 AM #5    

Paula Pletcher (DiLuigi)

I remember in March of this year receiving an email from Scott telling me about his medical situation and how he was hoping, that in spite of everything, he would still be able to attend the reunion.  I was struck not only by his positive attitude but the fact that it meant so much to him to be able to meet up with his 1966 classmates one more time.  I am so grateful that God gave Scott the strength to fulfill that wish so that he could attend the Reunion. We were all blessed by Scott's presence.  

Rest in peace, Scott, you will be missed.   

10/07/16 02:13 PM #6    

Bobby Carroll

I was so very sorry to hear of Scott's passing.  Sending condolences and prayers of strength, peace, and comfort to his family. RIP Scott. 

10/08/16 11:26 AM #7    

Vicki L Foote (Reno)

So sorry to hear of such a bright, shining star to lose his light here on earth, but he is shining even brighter in the heavens with His heavenly father.


10/08/16 06:24 PM #8    

Rose Ann Tapp (Nygren)

So very sorry that you lost your battle with the big "C" Scott. Such a terible disease! Hopefully some day they will find a cure. My condolences go out to your family. May you rest in peace, Rose Tapp (Nygren)

10/11/16 07:57 PM #9    

Wilhelmina A Gordon

My condolence to the Scott family. He will be missed. But he left a gift more valuable than gold.

From the post I have read he witness for the Lord, he will spend eternity with God. What a wonderful gift he left anyone who converse with him.

May the Lord strengthen family, close classmates during this time. Where will you spend eternity?



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