Phyllis V. Scott - 92
4/12/1922 - 6/4/2014
Phyllis Virginia Scott, 92, died peacefully on Wednesday June 4, 2014 with family by her side at Pinecrest Terrace, Mount Morris, and joined her husband, Jack Scott, just three weeks after he died. They were always together for 69 years, and are together again.
Phyllis was born April 13, 1922 in Vancouver, BC, Canada, the daughter of Harold Fillmore and Margery Currie. She grew up in Vancouver with her sisters Dorothy and Jessie, her foster sister Marjorie and her parents. Phyllis attended Commercial High School and loved learning shorthand and typing. She was active in both the Canadian Girls in Training and the Girl Guides of Canada. She loved spending time with her friends, going to concerts and dances, and stayed in touch with many of those friends throughout her life. In her early 20’s she met Jack Scott and fell in love. In September 1945, as Jack was on his way to being deployed to Europe, the war ended, so Jack returned to Vancouver and married his true love, Phyllis, on September 21, 1945. Jack and Phyllis would have celebrated 69 years of marriage this year.
Phyllis and Jack lived in Vancouver, BC while Jack attended the University of British Columbia, and while in Vancouver, they had a daughter, Diane, and a son, Richard. The family then moved to Trail, British Columbia, where they lived for several years before moving to Spokane, Washington. Their third child, Linda, was born in Spokane. In 1958, the family moved across the country to North Haven, Connecticut. In 1969, they moved to Joliet, Illinois, and then in 1979 moved to Lake Charles, Louisiana. They stayed in Lake Charles until 2005, when Hurricane Rita hit. At that point Phyllis and Jack relocated to Oregon, Illinois. Phyllis was loved by the people who knew her everywhere she lived, and she had many dear friends that she stayed in touch with.
Phyllis was an Administrative Assistant and Office Manager in both North Haven and Joliet, retiring after moving to Lake Charles. She was very proud of the efficiencies she could bring to an office, and thoroughly enjoyed the jobs that she had.
Phyllis loved traveling, reading, playing Scrabble and Cribbage, knitting, symphony and theater, and doing crossword puzzles with Jack. She passed those loves on to her children, teaching her daughters to sew and knit, and sharing the love of music and theater with all three children. Phyllis especially loved all of the Winnie-the-Pooh books by A.A. Milne, and the poems of Robert Louis Stevenson.
After retiring, she enjoyed giving back to her community through volunteering, including work at the local hospital, the literacy council, and tax preparation for seniors. Phyllis was especially proud of an endowment she was able to make to the Lake Charles Symphony, endowing the principal flute chair, which is now named the Phyllis Fillmore Scott Chair for Principal Flute. After moving to Oregon, she and Jack loved spending time at the Rock River Senior Center with their many friends before moving to Pinecrest in 2012.
Phyllis is survived by her children Diane (Leon Fiftal) Scott, Richard (Susan) Scott, Linda (Don) Pottinger, 5 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Jack, her parents, her sisters and many dear friends. The family would like to give a special thanks to all of the staff at Pinecrest Terrace, who took such wonderful care of her the last two years, and to Serenity Hospice who provided assistance the last few days.
A celebration of Phyllis and Jack’s lives will be held at the Rock River Senior Center on Friday June 20 from 2pm - ? in the Café area, with a dessert bar. Please stop by and share your memories of Phyllis and Jack.
Gathering of Friends
Friday June 20th 2:00 PM- ?? Rock River Senior Center, Oregon
Celebration of Life:
Friday June 20th 2:00 PM- ?? Rock River Senior Center, OregonView Phyllis V. Scott's Guestbook