Mary Eliza Scott died peacefully on Sunday, June 14, 1998, at the home of her son Gerald, in Dunwoody, GA, at the age of 95.
She was the wife of Kenneth L. Scott (deceased) and the mother of five sons, including Elder Richard G. Scott of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.She was born October 4, 1902, in Oakley, Idaho, the daughter of William Casper and Margaret Shields Whittle, both deceased. She was reared there. Following her marriage in Blackfoot, ID, July 20, 1925, (later sealed in the Idaho Falls Temple) and the birth of three sons, her family moved to Washington, D.C., where her two youngest sons were born. She lived in Washington many years, reared her family there, and served with her husband as ordinance workers in the Washington Temple.
Following the death of her husband, May 17, 1988, in Salt Lake City, UT, Mrs. Scott moved to Atlanta, GA, near her son Gerald.
She is survived by five sons and their wives: Gerald L. and Betty E. Scott, Dunwoody, GA; Richard G. and Jeanene W. Scott (deceased), Salt Lake City, UT; Walter C. and June Scott, Purcellville, VA; K. Wayne and Ann B. Scott, Salt Lake City, UT; J. Mitchel and Sue Scott, Greensboro, NC. Also surviving are a sister, Lura Mae Henderson, Provo, UT, and a brother, Ralph Casper Whittle, Spokane, WA. She has twenty-six grandchildren and fifty great-grandchildren. Her family says of her, "We will remember our mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother for her noble life which was centered in loving, rearing, and influencing her beloved family; for her keen ever-present wit; for the pioneer ancestry she has given each of us; and for her warm, loving, always appreciative manner."
Funeral service will be held Friday, June 19, 1998, at 12 noon in the Mount Olympus North Stake Center in Salt Lake City, 4176 East Adonis Drive (4160 South). Friends may call Thursday, June 18, 1998, at Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple, from 6-8 p.m. and 10:45-11:45 a.m. Friday at the church. Burial will be at the Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park in Salt Lake City.
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