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Scott Wills April 13, 1981 - December 28, 2020

Scott Charles Wills, 39, of Happy Valley and formerly of Gresham, Oregon, died unexpectedly on Dec. 28, 2020 of a cardiac event.

Scott was born on April 13, 1981 in Wenatchee, WA to Chuck & Tina Wills. After his parents’ divorce in 1991, Scott’s mother Tina remarried in 1993 to David Ide. Scott graduated from Barlow High School in 1999 where he was a four-point student, valedictorian, and a three-sport letterman. Scott loved competition and enjoyed a wide variety of sports throughout his childhood, high school, and college. Scott met his wife Kara Pattison on the crew team at Oregon State University.

Scott graduated from Oregon State with a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering and soon after obtained his master’s degree in Chemistry. Scott worked his entire post graduate career at Microchip in Gresham as a chemical engineer.

Scott and Kara married in 2005 and have 2 children, Ben (10) and Avery (7). Ben and Avery meant everything to Scott.  He was an amazing husband and father.

Scott was full of fun and loved to organize Fantasy Football drafts, Hood to Coast Relay teams, vacations to Bend, and many more adventures. His family trips to Disney were epic.

Scott is survived by his wife, children, parents and siblings Jaclyn Padilla (JJ) of Sandy, Brian Wills of Albuquerque, Julie Estep (Matt) of Troutdale, Rachel Ryan (Andrew) of Newberg.  Scott has a large extended family and will be missed greatly.

Live stream of Scott’s memorial service https://youtu.be/FIeVJq__PXM

A memorial service will be 3:00p.m., Sunday, January 10, 2021 at Good Shepherd Community Church 28986 SE Haley Road, Boring, OR 97009



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    Leslie Conachan says

    Praying for your family.
    Love, Mrs. C
    Cannady Elementary School

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      Natalie Chew says

      When I heard the news there was just really no words. Scott was just so special, he was a truly gifted mind, good at anything he did athletically, had an infectious laugh, and was just tons of fun. I have so many memories of hanging out with Scott, Brent, Chris and the gang at young life, listening to U2 or Radiohead, sporting events, and driving around Gresham. Scott left behind a beautiful legacy he built with his lovely wife Kara. I pray for comfort and healing for his family.

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    Perry Johnson says

    There are no words that can express how deeply sorry I am for your loss Kara. I worked closely with Scott for many years while he was PE in CMP and I am still in shock as most are of his passing. Scott will be missed by everyone here at the chip. Our prayers are with you and your family.

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    Lynn Stephan says

    There are no words that ease the pain you all must experiencing. May you find peace during this difficult and unexplained loss. Scott will be missed by many.

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    Jennifer Talney says

    Kara, just want you to know that the inpatient crew at KSMC are sending you love and our most heartfelt condolences.

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    Anna Muchnik says

    Kara, my heart breaks for you and your kids. Nothing I can say seems adequate – know that you are all in our thoughts. Please reach out if you ever need anything.

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    Amy Hilton says

    I’m so sorry to hear the news of Scott’s passing. He was my friend in high school and the summer’s between college. Years have passed and we’ve lost touch but my heart breaks for his wife and children. I am so deeply sorry.

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    Kathy Loos says

    We are so sorry for your loss Kara and family. My son and daughter-in-law Rob and Sara Loos are devastated by Scott’s passing. Please accept our condolences and prayers for strength and peace during this traumatic time in your life. Scott will be so missed by all that have loved him.

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    Jennie Richard says

    My heart breaks for everyone who loved Scott, and I know he was loved by so many people. I wish peace and strength to you all. I am so sorry I won’t be able to attend his memorial service, but my thoughts and heart are with all of you.

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    Virginia Vang says

    My deepest condolence to you and your family. May God comfort you and surround you with unconditional love during this difficulty time. Know that you are in my thoughts and my prayers.
    Virginia Vang

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    John Kilian says

    Scott was a very special friend of many, including my sons David and Brian. Hood to coast, road trips, soccer. An inquisitive mind that lead him to be better at his endeavors, while always truly being respectful and humble. A great loss

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    Laura Premo says

    Deepest prayers and condolences to the family of Scott. He will be remembered as a wonderful person—caring, kind and genuine. We will remember his love for sports and the Blazers. Such a huge loss in our lives.

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    Sherry Whitcomb says

    My deepest condolences to you and your family. There are really no words for this tragedy. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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    Matt Dobbs says

    I’m not sure why, but I thought of Scott out of the blue today. What an amazing person…ran into him a few times around Portland, brewfests, Blazer games, talked quite a bit at the reunion. Every time we spoke, I left feeling like I was a better person for knowing him. The world would be a better place with more people like Scott in it…

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