Roland Scott Scowden
Roland Scott Scowden, 62, died January 22, 2021 at St. Vincent Hospital, Portland, OR due to complications from a stroke. Scott was most recently a resident of Tigard, but lived many years in Sherwood, OR.
Scott was born August 25, 1958, in Pontiac, MI to Roland and Mary Scowden. Though a Michigander by birthright, he spent his formative years in California, living in San Jose and Gilroy respectively. After graduating from Gilroy High School in 1976, Scott moved to Arizona to attend the Phoenix Institute of Technology to study drafting. After obtaining his degree from PIT he moved back to CA and started his career. In 2000, he came to Oregon for what was supposed to be a temporary move to oversee the construction of a new facility for Novellus (now Lam Research), but he grew to love the beautiful state and decided to transfer here permanently. He continued with Lam Research ultimately becoming manager of global real estate and occupancy planning, a job he loved and thrived at. Until 2016, when due to medical reasons he had to "retire early".
Scott loved to travel. While he did travel the world for his job, he was happiest taking road trips in the desert, spending time on the beach in Hawaii and camping throughout the country with his daughters. He was a great cook and a master of the grill. He possessed a unique ability to turn unusual antique items into perfectly fitting décor throughout his homes.
Those who knew Scott undoubtedly encountered his mischievous grin, his great sense of humor and his stubborn streak a mile wide.
Scott is preceded in death by his mother Mary Scowden, his father Roland N. Scowden and stepmother Julie Scowden.
Scott is survived by his daughters, Emily Scowden and Danielle Scowden; and their mother Debra Hubbard of Oregon. His siblings/stepsiblings Katie Smith of Texas, Shannon (Jeff) Orlando of Oregon, Don (Laura) Enberg and Dina Enberg of California; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews across the country.
A Celebration of Life in his honor will be held at 2pm Sunday, August 29, 2021, at Champoeg State Park Pioneer Memorial Pavilion. Family and friends are welcome.