Major Timothy G. Scofield, USAF (Ret) of Carmichael passed away at his home on April 30, 2020, surrounded by loved ones.
Tim was born in Springfield, Missouri, on October 3, 1939. He grew up in Anchorage, Alaska, and San Carlos, California. As a young man Tim was a participant in scouting, active in his science projects, ran track in high school and was a member of DeMolay. Tim graduated from Carlmont High School in 1957 and then graduated from the University of California at Berkeley, in 1962. Tim rowed Crew all four years at CAL taking a National Title in 1961. He was a member and one time Undergraduate President of the Big C Society and a member of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity. Tim was also a member of the “Order of the Golden Bear” for outstanding achievement as an undergraduate. Tim participated in Navy ROTC while at CAL intending to become a Marine Officer but upon graduation enlisted in the USAF followed by USAF OCS and Navigator training. Tim was commissioned as a 2nd LT in the USAF in 1963. His first assignment was to Hill AFB, Ogden, Utah, in C-124 military transports. It was there he met his future wife, Margo.
Tim’s next assignment took he and his family to Tachikawa AFB, Tokyo, Japan. Subsequent assignments were to Korat AFB, Thailand; Mather AFB, Sacramento, California, as a navigator instructor; Nellis AFB, Las Vegas, Nevada, in F-111’s; Royal Air Force Upper Heyford, Oxfordshire, England; and in 1979 a last assignment at Mountain Home AFB, Idaho. Tim retired from the Air Force in 1984.
Upon retirement Tim enrolled at Boise State University receiving a second degree in Business Administration in 1986. He was also elected a member of Beta Gamma Sigma. Tim received a California teaching credential for mathematics in 1995 from San Francisco State University.
In 1986 Tim and Margo moved from Boise, Idaho, to Fair Oaks, California, where Tim designed a home which he supervised building with his lifelong friend, Tom Hessler. Tim was fortunate to resume rowing in a Master’s Program at Lake Natoma. Tim rowed stroke on the crew team for 15 years winning a championship at the San Diego Crew Classic. Tim was a founding member of the Friends of CAL Crew and a benefactor of the Marines’ Memorial Association, San Francisco, California.
Tim is survived by his loving sons Michael A. Scofield of Monterey, California, and Bryant T. Scofield of Fair Oaks, California, their mother Margo McKay of Fair Oaks, his daughter-in-law Chandra, Bryant’s wife, and beloved life companion Nancy Johnson of Spokane, Washington, cousins and many dear friends.
Tim’s funeral will be live streamed on Friday, May 29, 2020 at 1 PM PST. Please see Tim’s page at PriceFuneralChapel.com. Tim will be buried at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon, California, at a future date to be announced.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to Friends of CAL Crew, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720, or the Marines’ Memorial Association, 609 Sutter Street, San Francisco, California 94102.
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