Scott M. Craven
Scott Marshall Craven, 66, a resident of Fort Myers since 2012, formally of Minneapolis MN, passed away Thursday, March 2, 2017 in Ft Myers. He was born December 28, 1950 in Seattle, WA.
After studying mental and behavioral health at both the University of Minnesota and the University of Saint Thomas, Scott earned an MSW and an MBA. He began a long and dedicated career as a top administrator for UnitedHealthCare and Optum. Scott’s compassionate and selfless work guided and inspired others. He received numerous awards for his lifetime of professional service. He had a passion for volunteering as well, which was expressed through his long association with NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), serving on the Board of Directors for the Minnesota Chapter from 2007-2013. NAMI awarded him a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014.
Later in his life, he chose to relocate to southwest Florida where he found new happiness along with a large and loving community of friends. He was also very involved with the Make A Wish Foundation for Southern Florida.
Those who knew Scott, know of his passion for golfing, boating, fishing, and his love of life.
Scott will be remembered for his generosity, his laugh, and his big heart.
He is survived by his beloved siblings, Anne E. McDonald of Redmond, WA and James “Jim” M. Craven of Vancouver, WA; as well as nieces and nephews including Sarah Frederick and Ian McDonald.
A Memorial Service will be held at 6:00pm Thursday, March 9, 2017 at St Tropez, 2745 First St., Ft. Myers, FL 33916.
Memorial contributions in memory of Scott Craven are suggested to NAMI at 800 Transfer Road #31; St. Paul, MN 55114 and to Make A Wish Foundation, 3655 Bonita Beach Rd SE #4, Bonita Springs, FL 34134.
Friends are invited to send condolences via the on-line guest book which can be found at www.MullinsMemorial.com.
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Fort Myers, is entrusted with final care.