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Niewendorp, Scott Owen

Scott Owen Niewendorp, Ret. MSGT, U.S. Air Force bravely battled Multiple Myeloma for the last seven years with honor, dignity and a wicked sense of humor. Scott passed away peacefully at home in Truckee Jan. 16, 2007 surrounded by his family.-

Scott was born in Cheyenne, Wyo., April 17, 1955. He is survived by his wife, Amalia Fernandez Niewendorp of Truckee; his children, Monica Marie Niewendorp of Auburndale, Fla., Steven Niewendorp, of Columbia, Miss., Aldana Margarita Fernandez, of Richmond, Calif.; and grandson Scott Pendelton, of Gold Canyon, Ariz.-

Scott is also survived by his parents, Clifford and Helen Niewendorp; brother Clark; sister-in law Joyce; and nephew Eric Niewendorp, all of Portland, Ore.; and brother Grant Niewendorp. He leaves a legacy of love with his “tribe”: Nini, Adela, Alicia, Jose, Anise, Diego, Tia Ali, Ignacio, and all the phenomenal friends and extended family.-

He was a loving husband, brother-in-law extraordinaire, the finest son that anyone can aspire to boast about, brother, father, uncle, friend, and family patriarch. Scott enjoyed spending time with family and friends, fixing cars and building a fleet of running cars despite the “loose nut behind the steering wheel.” He made it his purpose to make sure that everyone felt at home, had a first-rate visit and experienced the splendor of Truckee, which he was delighted to call his home since 2003.-

Scott graduated from Fort Zumwalt High School and received a bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1973 to 1993 and received various medals for overseas short and long tours of duty. His last tour of duty was from 1990 to 1993 in Operation Desert Shield/Storm. A full military burial will be held for him on April 17, 2007 at Arlington National Cemetery, Washington D.C.-

For our Truckee friends and extended family Amalia, Clark, Joyce, Nini and the “tribe” will be at home to accept visitors on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2007 from 1 to 5 p.m. –

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The Niewendorp Family wishes that in lieu of flowers, memorials should be sent to the Veterans Guest House, which provided a home to the “tribe” during the many heroic battles Scott fought at the Reno Veterans Hospital: Veterans Guest House, 880 Locust Street, Reno, NV 89502-0948. Phone: (775) 324-6958 – Website: http://www.veteransguesthouse.org.