Courtesy of the United States Naval Academy
Lieutenant Commander MacGregor G. Scott, United States Navy (Ret.) died peacefully at his home in Poulsbo, Washington on 23 July 1994, following a short but courageous battle with cancer. Graveside services were held 26 September 1994 at burial of his ashes in Arlington National Cemetery.
Born 5 December 1932 in Honolulu, Hawaii, he was the son of the late Rear Admiral John A. Scott, United States Navy, Class of 1928, and Jessie MacGregor Scott.
As a Navy junior, Mac acquired his early education at a variety of schools across the country; his high school graduation in 1950 was from the Bullis School in Potomac, Maryland.
Immediately following graduation from the United States Naval Academy, he reported to the destroyer WALLER (DD-466) in Norfolk, Virginia. This first tour was followed by Submarine Officer's School in New London, Connecticut in 1958. As a submarine officer, Mac served on VOLADOR (SS-490), Submarine group San Francisco Bay Staff, Vallejo, California, STONEWALL JACKSON (SSBN-634) and Submarine Squadron 15 Staff in Guam, MI. Later tours included the communications ship ANNAPOLIS (AGMR-1) and COMTRALANT Staff in Norfolk, Virginia.
Upon retirement in 1975 Mac moved to Washington state where he was employed, until shortly before his death, by the various government contractors that operated Trident Support Services at the Naval Submarine Base, Bangor, Washington.
In addition to his wife Anne, Mac is survived by his mother; his sister Janet; and daughters Lynn and Page.
Last Call, Shipmate, October 1994
SCOTT, MacGregor G., Lieutenant Commander, USN (Retired) 1975. On 3 June 1985 Anne and I reside in the pleasant countryside of the beautiful Northwest. We have about five acres with an excellent view of the Olympic Mountains. We share our space with a golden retriever pup, two cats, and two horses. We also have one daughter here with us, but she is a real short timer. Jennifer, 18, will graduate from high school next week. She is working as a draftsperson for a small local firm. She will quit work in mid August to participate, with her horses, in our county fair for the sixth and final year. Immediately after fair, Jennie heads off to Boulder, Colorado and the University of Colorado to pursue her education in the College of Design and Planning. She also intends to take her skis.
Our older daughter, Lyn, is 21. She lives across the Puget Sound in Seattle. She is working for a small A & E firm there, but is soon to move to a larger organization. I have been with Pan Am at the Trident submarine base for almost nine years. Anne has a “part-time” position with the University of Southern California as their Masters Degree Program Coordinator for SUBASE and the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton.
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