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Scott  Beattie
Scott Beattie

October 27, 1967 - September 26, 2017
Born in Haverhill, MA
Resided in West Windsor, VT


Scott Alexander Beattie, Born in Haverhill, MA on October 27, 1967, passed away on September 26, 2017, in Dover, NH. He enjoyed an idyllic childhood in W. Newbury, MA where he developed a lifelong love for the outdoors. Scott attended Pentucket High School and went on to the University of Utah in Salt Lake City at the age of 17 where he developed a love for the Rocky Mountain West that continued for his entire adult life.

While completing his studies and obtaining a bachelor degree in Anthropology, Scott began the first years of his "mountain career" which included the ski patrol, avalanche control, search and rescue and wildlife suppression. His employment took him from the slopes of the Wasatch to the backcountry of Yellowstone and eventually to the peaks of Denali National Park in Alaska. He began at an entry level and grew to where he was managing complex and dangerous situations, which often involved the use of helicopters in harsh and high altitude environments. In his thirties, Scott transitioned into the world of computers and primarily in Geographic Information Systems. He became a Software Project Manager and worked on projects that varied from gold mining to hurricane preparedness. With his recent employer, Critigen he worked with a multitude of government contracts at the city, state, federal and international level.

Always finding time for his beloved outdoor pursuits, Scott continued to enjoy them right through the first years of his battle with cancer. He also was able to keep his sense of humor through the struggle and as people who knew him recognized that he was one of those rare individuals with both sides of their brain firing. Scott was also known to be extremely generous to his family and friends.

He is survived by his parents, Dave and Betty Beattie of Kittery, ME; his brother and sister-in-law, David and Karen Beattie of Epping, NH; along with his niece, Kaelin and as important friends too numerous to mention across the Mountain West.

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