Ignacio resident Clayborn Wayne Scott Sr. died Monday, May 7, 2012, at his home. The cause of death was homicide. He was 55.
Known as Slick, Mr. Scott Sr. was born Aug. 31, 1956, at Mercy Hospital in Durango and was adopted by Walter M. and Anna Marie Scott. He was raised in Ignacio and graduated from Ignacio High School in the early 1970s.
During the mid-1970s, Mr. Scott Sr. married Derise Lammon and the couple had a son, Matthew Scott. The marriage ended in divorce. He later had his second son, Clayborn Scott Jr., with his partner Christina Moore. The couple later separated. In the mid-1990s he married Tammy Perambo-Scott and the marriage resulted in his third son, Randy Scott. Ms. Perambo-Scott preceded Mr. Scott Sr. in death.
On Jan. 2, 2006, Mr. Scott Sr. married Rose Silva.
Later the same year, on Nov. 19, he suffered a brain injury in a serious motorcycle accident.
Mr. Scott Sr. was an enrolled member of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe.
“He enjoyed life and all its changes, was quick to smile and joke and always knew how to have a good time,” his family said.
“Clayborn loved to raise heck,” they said. “He was always in some kind of trouble, but that’s what made him Slick. He was kind and loving and had a big heart, strong back and lots of guts. He wouldn’t back down from anything if he believed it was the right thing to do.”
Mr. Scott Sr. was preceded in death by his second wife, Tammy Perambo-Scott.
He is survived by his wife, Rose Silva, of Ignacio; mother, Anna Marie Scott, of Ignacio; sisters Roberta Scott, Dora Howe and Josephine Hight, all of Ignacio; brother, Daniel Weaver, of Ignacio; sons Matthew Scott of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Clayborn Scott Jr. and Randy Scott, both of Ignacio; and ex-wife Derise Lammon of Maryland.
A celebration of life will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at St. Ignatius Catholic Church with a meal immediately after at the Ignacio multi-purpose center.