March 5, 1935 - May 27, 2021

W. Scott Chiles died peacefully at his home on May 27,2021 from complications of Parkinson’s. His wife and dog were at his side.

He was born in Omaha, Nebraska on March 5, 1935. He was the first son of Warren Dale Chiles and Mary Virginia Larsen Chiles.

He was a graduate of Central High School in Omaha and the University of Nebraska. He had a Masters Degree in Marine Geology from Scripps Institute of Oceanography in La Joya, California . He participated in the Vermillion Sea Expedition March to May 1959. He was a cryptographer in the Military for several years.

Not able to find work in Geology in 1962 he began working in computers at Martin-Marietta on programs related to Titan II and Titan III missiles. Thus began his computer career which occupied the remainder of his work life. He loved to solve problems and work with computers.

Scott loved languages, different cultures and travel. He attended one college semester in Mexico City living with a family there. He loved the Mountains of Colorado and settled in Denver in the 60s. He married Eleanor Nay-Chiles in 1985 after dating for 15 years. Being slow too commit, they were both a bit afraid of how it would work out but life just got better and better. They traveled extensively to Europe, Mexico, Fiji, Costa Rico, and Guatemala among many other adventures. He enjoyed visiting with friends and family and a yearly southwestern journey to Arizona for Christmas with family.

Scott loved nature, hiking, camping and most of all skiing. He skied as long as his knees would carry him and hiked longer. He loved geology, photography, puzzles and music. He was a member of MENSA. Scott was an unassuming man who had a quick wit, a great sense of humor and a compassionate heart.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years Eleanor Nay-Chiles and their dog,The Molly Lama, by his sister Susan Christian of Scottsdale, Arizona his brother Kirt Chiles of Denver Colorado, his brother Michael Chiles of Phoenix, Arizona, five nephews, three nieces, a grand niece and great grand niece .

Per his request there will be no funeral. A celebrations his life will take place at his favorite Coffee Shop. Caffe Sole, 637 S Broadway, on July 14 from 3 to 6 PM Donations in his memory may be made to or the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson Research.
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