VOL. 17 ISSUE NO. 40   |  OCTOBER 5, 2011


Scott Westwood Craig

1952 – 2011

SCOTT CRAIGScott was born in December of 1952 in Washington Court House, Ohio, as was his father, grandfather, great-grandfather and back to 1684 when the Craig clan immigrated to America from Scotland. In 1874 the Craig Brothers Retail Mercantile opened, quickly earning a reputation for hones goods and a fair deal. At last look building and sign still stand.

When Scott was three his wonderful parents John and Nancy (a California native) and little brother Kevin moved to La Jolla, California where he had an idyllic childhood playing in the canyons and woods where UCSD now stands.

In the late 70s he moved to Arizona as a commercial real estate broker, but his passion was always Mercedes Benz and European autos. He met Susan in 1991, bought the Baker Building Plaza and Cave Creek European opened in March, 1992, St. Patrick’s Day.

From then on Scott was seen only in his CCE short and Mercedes logo cap. In keeping with Craig tradition he was fair and honest, extremely knowledgeable, which he shared by having an open shop policy. This mad for very loyal customers who would stop in anytime to chat – it became his first home.

Scott had great respect for his customers and for the Constitution. He loved riding his Sportster and going duck hunting. He called his mother every Friday. Most of his friends were lifelong. He lived a good story and tried never to hold up a line. His attitude and sense of humor through his health issues are commendable. He earned his reward * and on September 14, quietly in his sleep, Scott slipped away to collect it. He was a good man.

At his request, no services – but loving thoughts and good stories can be shared with Susan (his ‘Lucy’) and his family: Mom Nancy, brother Kevin and his wife Shaun and their daughters Sarah and Heather. Warmly welcomed at www.HansenMortuary.com or P.O. Box 2712, Carefree, AZ  85377 (Susan).

“To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.”   Eli Craig, 1922