Shirley Lee Scott
Shirley passed away March 03, 2019 in Happy Valley, OR from advance dementia. She was born in York, Nebraska to Harry and Gladys (Thamer) Atkison. The family moved to Oregon in the 1930’s, residing first in Corvallis and then eventually moving to Newport, where Shirley graduated from Newport High School in 1946.
Shirley married Samuel L. Scott in December 1945, starting and raising a family where Shirley was able to be a stay at home mom until all her children graduated from school. She then joined the work force and worked for the Lincoln County Court House until retirement. Following retirement, Shirley spent her days volunteering at the Oregon Coast Aquarium. Shirley was a member of the Toledo 49’rs Square Dance Club, Knotty Ladies Quilt group, and First Presbyterian Church. She found great joy spending time quilting, knitting, square dancing, and early morning lap swimming.
Shirley was preceded in death by husband Samuel L. Scott (Newport, OR), daughter Barbara Scott (Newport, OR). She is survived by her daughter Patricia Gibson (Oregon City, OR), two sons Samuel L. Scott (Willow Creek, CA), James R. Scott (Albany, OR); six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; brother Ray Atkison (Miami, FL).
Memorial Services will be held March 23, 2019 at 2PM at the First Presbyterian Church by Bateman’s Funeral Services. Memorial donations may be given to the Oregon Coast Aquarium or to the First Presbyterian Church.