June 29, 1963 – January 10, 2020
On the morning of January 10, 2020 (Eric) Scott Middleton passed away suddenly in Nine Mile Falls, Washington. He was 56 years old. Scott was born on June 29, 1963 in La Jolla, California. He was raised in Rancho Santa Fe, California and attended the University of Santa Barbara, earning a degree in mathematics and economics. He met his wife of 29 years, Barbara, in Southern California. Scott and Barb moved to Nine Mile Falls in 1995, where they raised their 2 children, Kenna and Mitchell.
Scott had a big heart for anyone who crossed his path. He loved and laughed with ease, often providing humor to liven up any situation. He was most passionate about three things: his family, running, and soccer. He sought every opportunity to be together with his family, whether to work on one of their many projects, solve a math challenge, discuss a podcast, watch a Zags game or go on a group run. Scott honed his passion for running on the trails of Riverside State Park. At the time of his passing, he was training for his first 100K race in May. He ran 24 Bloomsday races, many of them as a second seed competitor, and a dozen Spokane Marathons. He loved the game of soccer, having played at the collegiate level, and shared this passion with his children and their teams as the soccer coach for 12 years, and more recently as a soccer official.
Scott is preceded in death by his father, Marshall; mother Cynthia, and brother Mark. He is survived by his wife Barbara, daughter Kenna Welsch and her husband Alden, son Mitchell, sister Ann, twin sister Susie, brother Drew, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Scott’s Life is planned for Saturday, 2/8/20 at 1:00 pm at the River City Foursquare Church located at 708 W. Nora Avenue in Spokane, Washington, 99205.
A Life Celebration
River City Foursquare Church
708 W. Nora Ave.
January 24, 2020
Scott was a ref for alot of my soccer games. We talked often about our runs like bloomsday, his first 50k at the river run and other marathons. He was always a delight to be around. He will be missed. Prayers out to his family.
January 24, 2020
Scott helped me to become a soccer referee, and was there for my first game, with much appreciated pointers. He was always so helpful and professional, he will be greatly missed. Condolences for his family.
January 19, 2020
I worked for Scott at the Arena. He gave me my first opportunity to work as a manager. I wouldn’t be where I am today without him taking a chance on me. Scott was so intelligent and dedicated and he loved to brag about his family! Praying for his family to find peace that passes all understanding.
January 18, 2020
Uncle Scooter was one of the best men I have ever known. He was always supportive of my athletics and cheered me on through my entire race, no matter how long. He was dedicated to his family and running. He was passionate about his marathons and improving himself. He will be greatly missed.
January 17, 2020
Scott touched my life in a way that I got to see what true determination looked like. Managing Suncrest Fitness Center it was a joy to see him train and also workout with his son Mitch. I will miss his wonderful energy. Prayers for his family and friends.
Joel San Nicolas
January 17, 2020
Scott was a great father, husband and man. I will remember him fondly. His spirit touched many and his legacy will live on through his kids and wife, Barb.
I pray that those left behind will find peace and comfort-during this trying time-though our risen savior!
January 15, 2020
It was always a great pleasure to work with Scott as an official for soccer games and tournaments. I looked forward to his presence on and off the field. He will be greatly missed by all of us in the soccer community. Our condolences to his family and friends.
January 15, 2020
I spent 18 years working for Scott at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena. As the lead vendor, he trusted me to run the vending room pretty much on my own. I held him in the highest regard and remember him as one of the best bosses I ever worked for.
January 13, 2020
Uncle Scooter was passionate about so many things in his life and lived every day to the fullest. There was never a dull moment with him, whether it be running through the mountains or along the beach, or just talking about soccer for hours. So many great memories to cherish forever. He will be greatly missed.
January 12, 2020
I worked for Scott for several years at Spokane Arena and Convention Center. Those years were some of the best times of my life. I will forever be grateful for Scott and the opportunities he opened for me. My prayers to Barb and family. Im truly sorry for this.
January 10, 2020
I enjoyed working with Scott at the Arena and have enjoyed seeing him referee soccer games the last several years. Good man who will be missed.