Matthew Scott
Matthew Scott

A father of three killed in a 28-vehicle pileup during the recent freezing weather is the son of Mary Katsilometes, a local iconographer whose work is located in Catholic churches in the Archdiocese of Portland.

Matthew Scott, of Tualatin, died Feb. 6 during the Interstate 5 crash in Battle Ground, Wash., that involved 28 vehicles.

Family and friends have set up the Matthew Scott Memorial Fund through U.S. Bank or at FundRazr.com. Proceeds will help the family. Scott did not have life insurance.  

The 39-year-old man completed high school in Pocatello, Idaho, and moved to Oregon, where he owned his own business as a private investigator. 

He is survived by his wife Stacie Buchanan-Scott; children, Thomas, Kaylee and Abigail; father Sheldon Scott; mother Mary Katsilometes (Michael Reinbold); siblings, Peter, Justin, Benjamin, Ryan, Jenna, Megan, Aimee and Brenda; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

The family’s dog, a 2-year-old Yorkie named Daisy, was in the car during the accident and disappeared after the crash. The family hopes someone will find their dog and bring her home.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 13, at Resurrection Parish in Tualatin.