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Scott Steven Eskra

October 4, 1975 ~ March 7, 2018 (age 42)


SCOTT STEVEN ESKRA Scott Steven Eskra, age 42, unexpectedly went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ March 7, 2018. Scott was born in Eureka, Ca. on October 4th, 1975 to Steve Eskra and Catherine Grace. Scott was well known and liked not only throughout Humboldt County but across the country.
He was an avid sportsman and an incredible athlete, who excelled in baseball. Scott's baseball skills became apparent at an early age hitting "bombs" out of the park at Redwood Empire Little League. His abilities continued throughout Babe Ruth, EHS, Humboldt Eagles, College of the Redwoods, the Humboldt Crabs, and Lassen College. He eventually played 3rd base on a full ride scholarship at Ole Miss. He received multiple all-county and MVP awards and Scott was later inducted into the Humboldt Crabs Hall of Fame in 2015.
If you knew Scott, you knew he loved the outdoors. Instead of a crib, Scott could be found bundled up with his dad, Steve, in a scull boat at a very young age. Athough he loved all types of hunting, his favorite was shooting ducks near his home overlooking Humboldt Bay. Next in his line of sight was deer hunting, in which he was equally skilled not only with the rifle,but the bow. He took pride in feeding his friends and family with abalone, "buck meat", crab, salmon, halibut and duck. He built his home from the ground up and decorated it with his numerous trophy mounts. On a hunting trip to Cody, WY. with Craig and his hunting partners, Scott dropped the largest elk of his life, which made the cover of Teton wilderness magazine. Part of his pleasure in hunting was being able to spend quality time with his life long friends and family members. He loved to hunt with his good friend and best man in his wedding, Eric on his property in Hayfork, California. Scott also felt right at home at Showers Rock Ranch, hunting with his extended hunting family. He spoke of many special moments and memories spending time in the outdoors with his "Dad's", Steve and Craig, his brothers, and so many hunting buddies, too many to name. You know who you are and so does Scott.
Instead of chasing the Major League Baseball dream, Scott decided to return to his roots in Humboldt County where he began work in construction. Like everything else he did, Scott excelled in building homes and made it his career. It was here where he teamed up with his childhood friend, Abe, and the pair built numerous quality homes throughout the County.
Scotts pride and joy was his daughter Ariana Catherine Eskra, his love bug. Like father, like daughter, "Ari" picked up the joy of hunting and the love of sports just like her dad. The love of Scott's life was his wife Brandy Eskra. After a long friendship which lasted over a decade, the two developed a deep love for one another and began dating in 2013. They married on May 2, 2015. The couple designed his wedding ring to mimic a duck band, that he cherished and wore with pride. Scott happily helped parent Brandy's children Austin Chase Evenson and Jovie Ann Fischer. From a previous marriage Scott also had a special bond with Hunter and Gage Barsanti. Scott had the privilege to pass along his knowledge and love of baseball to Gage.
Survivors include; precious daughter Ari Eskra, beloved wife, Brandy Eskra, stepchildren, Private First Class Austin Chase Evenson (United State Marine Corps) and Jovie Fischer, siblings, Cole and Ross Eskra, Michael Hansen, step sister Michelle Hansen (Philip) and their children Emma and Bennie. Step brother Scott Hansen, and his daughter Isa. Parents, Cathy Grace, Steve Eskra (Teresa) Craig Hansen( Lisa) and In-laws Dennis and Phyllis Ganfield. Brother in-law Dennis Ganfield Jr. Step grandmother Beverly Hansen. Numerous aunts, uncles, cousins,and all his wonderful friends. He was preceded in death by maternal grandparents Russell and Blanche Scott. Paternal grandparents Augusta and Joseph Eskra. Step grandfather Harlan Hansen also Ron Umbertus, a very dear friend and his faithful companion and dog "Elle."
If you knew Scott you know what his favorite beverage was. So cheers, and raise a glass to an amazing husband, father, son, brother, friend.. legend. You will be deeply missed. Rest in peace, we will see you in Heaven. Memorial will be held Saturday March 17th, 11:00 am at Faith Center Foursquare Church, 1032 Bay St. Eureka Ca. 95501 immediately followed by a celebration of life at the Elk's Lodge, 445 Herrick Ave, Eureka Ca. 95503. To share memories or express condolences please sign the guest book.
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