Gordon Scott Fairley

Born: Sun., Jul. 24, 1966
Died: Tue., Jan. 7, 2020

Memorial Service

2:00 PM Sun., Jan. 19, 2020
Location: Pendleton Convention Center

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Scott Fairley, dedicated public servant who loved Pendleton, devoted family man, Pendleton city councilor and Regional Business Development Officer for the state of Oregon, passed away on Jan. 7, 2020.

Scott was raised in Pendleton and was a 1985 graduate of Pendleton High School. He received a bachelor’s degree in history and communications from the University of Oregon before beginning a long career in public service.
Scott worked for several state agencies, including the Department of Transportation and Department of Environmental Quality. For more than a decade, he served as an ombudsman for
the Governor’s office.

His community service in Pendleton included the Planning Commission, Airport Commission, Farmers Market and Youth Soccer Association.

Scott ran for city council in 2016 and was just beginning his fourth year in office. He recently announced that he would run for re-election.

Scott was a lifelong outdoorsman whose hobbies included backpacking and camping, hiking, skiing, motorcycling, travel and reading.

Scott is remembered by his family and many friends as a devoted husband, son and father; a committed friend; a kind and thoughtful citizen of Pendleton; and a lover of animals, children and his hometown. He was especially respected as an outstanding listener who did his best to make Pendleton a better city.

Scott died from a medical incident while on vacation in Mexico. He is survived by his wife, Kimbra; his son, Lieden Cook; his sister, Jennifer, of Clackamas; and his mother, Carolyn Frasier. He was preceded in death by his father, Stephen Fairley.
A profile of Scott is posted at https://tinyurl.com/yx3rlk8u.
There will be a celebration of Scott’s life at the Pendleton Convention Center on January 19, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.  Please sign the East Oregonian online guest book.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Oregon Public Broadcasting, Children’s Museum of Eastern Oregon, Pendleton Animal Welfare Shelter (PAWS), and the Pendleton Center for the Arts, c/o Pendleton Pioneer Chapel, Folsom-Bishop at 131 SE Byers Ave. Pendleton, Oregon 97801

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Jan Leonard
   Posted Wed January 15, 2020
My dear friend Kimbra my heart aches for you at this difficult time. May memories comfort you .. Scott was a wonderful person and will be missed by all who knew him and thought so much of him.. I am here for you always and send my love to you, Please keep in touch..
Jan Leonard

Vicki Scharn
   Posted Sat January 18, 2020
The loss of Scott is such a devastating shock to so many. He was such a force and gave his all to what ever was before him. A life cut to short but lived well and to the fullest. Any one who knew him will feel the empty place in their life. Sympathies and prayers to Kimbra and family

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