Richard “Rick” N. Scott

January 12, 1946 - May 26, 2019

Richard N. Scott, 73, of Cape Coral FL, formally of Kirkland WA, passed away Sunday, May 26, 2019 at his home in Cape Coral, FL. He was born to parents J.R. and Mary Fern Scott on January 12, 1946 in Seattle, where they lived till the early 60’s when the family moved to California. That’s where Rick’s love of cars started and he picked up the automotive painting trade. He brought his skills back home in the 70’s and after working at a few local shops he became known for his skills at restoring the finishes of anything from Ferraris to Aston Martins to Rolls Royces.

In the early 70’s he started his own shop, RNR Automotive Refinishing Inc. Now located in Bellevue; RNR was small at first but with his experience and his business philosophy of honesty and quality RNR grew to be a premier auto refinishing company running it successfully until he decided to retire and sold it.

On December 12, 1987 Rick went on a blind date set up through mutual friends & met Berdine Armstrong. On May 18th, 1990 they were married in Maui & spent the next 26 years happily together on many adventures; boating & fishing trips in the San Juan Islands & Canada, traveling throughout the U.S, Mexico & Bahamas. For 14 years they enjoyed the warm winters of Cape Coral, FL. until he lost Berdie on March 23rd, 2016. Since losing Berdie he still continued the “snow birding” life wintering in the dream house they built together and summers in Snohomish, WA at his daughter’s home.

Rick treasured his family and friends and the time spent with them. He enjoyed cars both old and new, landscaping, and had many hobbies throughout his life which included raising & showing dogs, cats and birds, yachting, fishing, shooting guns, playing guitars, detailing cars and RC helicopters.

His humor, smile & generous, caring compassion will be missed by many, especially, his loving family, daughters, Melanie Armstrong (Mike) and Robin Lawson (Jonas); grandchildren, Dalynn & Dylan Bernethy, and Trevor & Jared Lawson; sister, Ramona Walker; nephews, Mike Walker (Mary Beth) and Kevin Walker (Lisa) and their families; cousins, Danny Allen (Karen) and Steve Allen (Karen); sister in law, Bunny Hascall (Marv); brother in law, Paul Heggeness, and his beloved cat, Dani.

Rick was preceded in death by his parents, J.R. Scott, Charlie & Mary Fern Mendenhall; brother in law, Eddie Walker; as well as his beloved wife, Berdie.

Graveside prayer for family at 10:30am on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at Evergreen Washelli Funeral Home, 11111 Aurora Ave North Seattle, WA 98133.

A celebration of life will be held for Rick at 12:30 PM on Saturday, August 17, 2019 in the Potlatch Room, Ivars Salmon House, 401 NE Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98102. Please RSVP to Melanie Armstrong so that proper preparations can take

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in memory of Richard Scott are suggested to: Seattle Persian & Himalayan Rescue,SPHR c/o Adriene Berg, 7815 224th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98053.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


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