Delmore E. Scott was born in Osceola on Oct. 3, 1923, and died in Thousand Oaks, California, on April 28, 2018.
He was the son of Virgil M. and Helen E. (Davis) Scott and the descendant of Iowa pioneers, the Adams family in Osceola and the Davis family in Garden Grove. After graduation from high school in Mendota, Illinois, and then service in the army during World War II, he received two degrees from the University of Southern California. He remained in California for the rest of his life, teaching art history and art appreciation at USC, The Chouinard Art Institute and Moorpark College until retirement, all the while becoming a well-known art lecturer, photographer, collector and raconteur.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his partner of many years, Curt Opliger; a nephew, Timothy D. Scott; four “Scott cousins,” Robert, Ralph and Ronald Fouche and Ferndelene Nancy Lane; and three “Davis cousins,” Margie Thomas, Harvey Porter and Robert Dissly.
He is survived by his only sibling, Davis Anthony Scott of Moorhead, Minnesota; a nephew and niece, Kirk A. Scott of Anchorage, Alaska, and Laura L, Scott of El Paso, Texas; one cousin, Hayden Porter of Decker, Montana; and long-time friend and associate, Ginny Kazor of Los Angeles, California.
A celebration of his life will be held Oct. 3, 2018, on the 95th anniversary of his birth in Thousand Oaks, California.