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Scott Charles Mitson, 66

| October 20, 2021 1:00 AM

On Oct. 12, 2021, Scott Charles Mitson was called to heaven by his Lord and Savior, after a battle with cancer.

Scott Charles Mitson was born Oct. 6, 1955, to Bonnie Jean (O’Coyne) Mitson and Leslie A. Mitson. He is survived by his wife Bonnie, six children, two brothers, many cousins, aunts and uncles and his friends whom Scott called family.

Scott was born and raised in Post Falls, Idaho. He graduated Coeur d'Alene High school in 1973. He pursued his bachelor’s degree from the University of Idaho, and a M.S. Degree from the University of Nevada-Reno.

Scott went to work for Hanford from the Department of Defense, where he was stationed at the U.S. Army’s Yuma Proving Ground. Prior to this, he held engineering and leadership positions in support of numerous complex hazardous operations in the automotive supplemental restraint systems field, earning four patents for advancements in automotive airbag inflator technology at Autoliv.

Scott also worked in the research, development and manufacture of military and commercial explosives and pyrotechnics (HMX) and in Safety, Reliability, and Quality Assurance in Space Flight applications for the Ares I and I-X rockets for Alliant Techsystems in Utah, and for Bastion Technologies at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.,

Scott was deeply dedicated to the Hanford cleanup mission since he arrived at the Office of River Protection in 2014. As a qualified General Engineer and NQA-1 Lead Auditor with the Quality Assurance Division, he was a hardworking, caring person who will be missed by all who were lucky enough to serve with him.

Scott was an adventurous soul who loved rockhounding and hikes that ventured off the beaten path. He enjoyed playing different instruments, which he used to minister to those around him. Scott’s family and his Christian faith were two of the most important things in his life. While he was a quiet person, he was someone who you could count on and reach out to for help on a project, advice about a problem, or just to talk.

He had a passion for music. He loved playing his violin with his church worship team and the trumpet for the CDA Perfection Knots Band. He was a member of the American Society for Quality Control, the Grange and North Idaho Rock and Gem Club. Scott served over 25 years as an Awana Leader. Scott was a Boy Scout leader in Utah, Idaho, Alabama and had a passion for VBS.

Scott decorated and drove the parade float for the Winton Elementary School children’s choir.

A Viewing will be held from noon to 2:00 p.m., Oct. 21, at English Funeral Chapel 1133 N. Fourth St., Coeur d Alene, Idaho with Graveside service to follow at 2:00 p.m. at Riverview Cemetery in Coeur d Alene, Idaho.

A Celebration of Scott’s Life will be held at 1 p.m., Oct. 22, at Hayden Bible Church 290 E. Miles Ave., Hayden, Idaho.

To see Scott's online Memorial and to leave a message for the family please visit

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