SCOTT, E. Harrison

passed on September 11, 2018 at the age of 88. He was born December 15, 1929 in Charlottesville, Virginia to the late Thurman C. Scott and Katharine Bruffy. Harrison was raised in Athens, Ohio the oldest of three children. He attended Ohio University, where he earned a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry. He then earned his Master's in Chemistry at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He served in the Air Force during the Korean War, stationed at Wright-Patterson AFB in Dayton, Ohio. Harrison met the love of his life, Sonya Landis, in Midland, Michigan where they were married on June 14, 1958. Together, they lovingly raised two children as they moved from Midland to Camden, South Carolina and then Baltimore, Maryland. They later lived in Cincinnati, Ohio before following their children West, retiring to Tucson in 1995. It was in Tucson that Harrison's lifelong love of photography came into full bloom. Inspired by the beauty of the desert Southwest he spent the next 20 years camera in hand, colorful Hawaiian shirt on his back and Sonya at his side, capturing the region's flora, fauna and architecture and winning many juried photography competitions. The Desert Museum, Saguaro National Park and nearby fields of wildflowers provided many of his favorite subjects. Harrison is survived by his wife of 60 years, their two children, Laura Scott (Steve Kimura) of Los Angeles and David Scott of Tucson; their two granddaughters, Erin Scott of Tucson and Paloma Kimura of Los Angeles; his sister, Maggie Scott of San Francisco, two Landis family sisters-in-law and many loved nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Carol Scott of Athens, Ohio. The family would like to thank the staff of Peppi's House for their compassionate care during his final days of life. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. in the prayer garden of Northminster Presbyterian Church. Memorials may be made in Harrison's name to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson.