D. Clinton PRESCOTT Jr. — proud member of Class of 1946
Clint was an enthusiastic Fiji who volunteered to assist and support our fraternity throughout his life. I had the opportunity (as an undergraduate) to work closely with Clint in the design and build of the Univ. of Puget Sound fraternity house in the mid-Sixties. Clint guided a design that replicated many of the features of 4503 (pre-remodel). Whether building character in the new Fijis or guiding the construction of the cathedral ceiling living room, the balcony overlooking the entry door, the long dining room with tables and bench seats, Clint was a guiding light. He was a good Fiji, and he will be missed. Perge!
UPS – Class of ’68
Clint passed away peacefully March 21, 2014 at the age of 89. He was born in Seattle to Ruth and D. Clinton Prescott Sr. His family lived briefly on Bainbridge Island and Mercer Island. Clint fondly remembered the ferry crossings before the I-90 bridge was built. He graduated from Franklin High School and earned a BA from the University of Washington, where he was a proud member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity and an active alumnus. Clint met Nancy White while attending the UW and the two were married in 1951. They were blessed to share 63 years together.
In 1954 Clint and Nancy moved to Tacoma where Clint started his career in mortgage banking. In 1971 the family moved to Mercer Island and Clint continued his work in the mortgage industry until his retirement. Clint served in the Pacific on the USS McKeen during WWII and was a Naval Reservist for over thirty years retiring as a Commander.
Clint was a strong believer in giving back and did so serving as Chairman of the March of Dimes for all of Pierce County, President of Mercer Island Rotary, Mercer Island Volkssport Club and President of the Franklin High School Alumni Association. He also enjoyed being chairman for his 50th high school reunion.
More than anything Clint and Nancy treasured spending time with family and friends, boating, time on San Juan Island, Whidbey and Vashon Islands. Clint loved walking his Dalmatian in Pioneer Park with his dog walking friends.
Clint was preceded in death by his parents and two younger brothers, Loren and John. He is survived by his wife, Nancy, sons, Clint (Susanne) and Tracy (Dr. Janet Barrall), daughter, Marley, and grandchildren, Erin and Greg (Alisha). Clint understood what was important in life, always putting others first. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
At his request no service will be held. Contributions in his name can be sent to the Seattle Humane Society and Seattle Children’s Hospital.
Published in The Seattle Times from Mar. 30 to Mar. 31, 2014