Scott Evan Murdzia
It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to a beloved son, father, brother, nephew, cousin and friend. Scott was born in Bellingham, WA to mother, Sharon Karlberg (Gary) and Don Murdzia (Laura).
He was a 1983 BHS graduate and remained in Whatcom County his entire life. Scott married Susan Butenschoen in 1992 and together they parented their son, Nick Murdzia. Scott, a very hard worker, worked at Georgia Pacific until it closed and has spent the past 15 years working for Matrix at the Ferndale refinery.
In April 2016 Scott decided to sell his condo in Bellingham and become a home owner. He bought a house in Birch Bay Village, settled into the community, made many new friends and met his current girlfriend, Jenn Driedger.
Scott had a great love for the outdoors. He was a fearless lover of speed and motorcycles. A great day was a day spent on a trail ride with his son or his friends.
Scott had a multitude of friends. He loved his family, he was funny and made corny jokes. He always checked in with everybody just to touch base and to tell them he loved them. Scott had a fondness for a former boss whom he stopped by to see regularly. Scott had a generous heart which he demonstrated when he opened his house to a cousin in need of a temporary home. Scott was very shy as a child, but became a very outgoing adult with a funny laugh and a sometimes blunt attitude. Scott, a middle child, always knew his brothers had his back. He had a warm spot in his heart for little kids. He will be fondly remembered. Scott will live on through the immense impact he made on those fortunate enough to have known him. He mattered.
Scott is survived by his mother Sharon Karlberg (Gary), father Don Murdzia (Laura); siblings Mark Murdzia (Cindy), Steve Murdzia( Cassie), Jason Murdzia, Jenny Murdzia, Tracy Murdzia, Doug Karlberg, Ken Karlberg (Lisa), Bryn Karlberg (Rueben) and Jenn Driedger as well as several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
The family asks that if you know someone in crisis, please don’t hesitate to call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255.