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Richard Escott
(July 27, 1943 - February 27, 2013)

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Richard Escott

Richard A. Escott of Salmon, Idaho passed away on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 in Salmon, Idaho. Private Family services will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Jones & Casey Funeral Home of Salmon, Idaho. Richard Amos Escott was born on July 27, 1943 to Ernest Escott and Eva Viola Jacklin in Shelley, Idaho. He attended Shelley schools and in 1961 he won a 4 week course at the University of Idaho for Agriculture. He graduated from Shelley High School in 1962 and attended Ricks College until 1964, when he left college to run the family farm. He continued to take courses at in Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Business. In 1970 he also took a six week course in Auctioneering in Billings, Montana along with other agriculture studies. He was employed at the Gang Ranch in British Columbia for several years before moving to Boise, Idaho where he was employed with BECO Construction. In 1980 he started Blueline Sales and Construction, selling dairy equipment, metal buildings, grain storage equipment until a fire destroyed the business. He continued to work for various agriculture companies selling agriculture and veterinary supplies. In 1985 he moved to Riggins, Idaho where he worked for various outfitters, doing river trips on the Main Salmon and Lower Salmon River and the Hells Canyon on the Snake River. He was working to obtain his jet boat license on the Main Salmon when the outfitter he was working for sold his business. He was a previous owner of Idaho Ventures, Inc., Payette Lake charters and Lick Creek Fly Shop, and also wrote an article for the Mules and More Magazine. He spent over 13 years at the Middle Fork Ranches Inc. and Sulphur Creek Ranch on the Middle Fork of the Salmon. His job duties included pack trips, guided fishing trips on the river and Hight Mountain Lakes, guided Big Game Hunts, organizing supplies and assisted managing the operations. He also worked for the Salmon Challis National Forest on their noxious weed program and when that was completed he worked for the trail crew surveying and flagging new trail sights as well as packing by horse and mule. His hobbies included riding, fishing, hunting photography (wildlife), white water rafting, fly fishing, fly tying, and writing. He is survived by brothers: LaMar Escott of Idaho Falls, Idaho and Jay Escott of Alaska; and Aunt Evelyn Storer of Idaho Falls, Idaho. He was preceded in death by parents and sister Carloyn Mickelsen.

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