Obituary: Betty Rose Scott Dec. 23, 1930 – July 12, 2019

BETTY ROSE SCOTT Dec. 23, 1930 – July 12, 2019

Betty Rose Scott of Los Alamos passed away July 12, 2019.

In 1948 Betty and Virgil W. Scott met and married soon after in Alton, Illinois and shared 68 years together.

In 1959 Virgil heard about the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory and moved the family there from Illinois. Virgil and Betty raised 4 kids and spent the next 57 years together in Los Alamos.

Betty was such a sweet and caring Mom and Grandmother. Betty never met a stranger; she was friends with everybody. She brought life and light everywhere she went. Everyone she met felt the same.

Betty worked for Los Alamos National Laboratory for 20+ years. She volunteered in the Lobby Shop at Los Alamos Medical Center.

Betty was an Immaculate Heart of Mary Parishioner for 59 years. When the church started the Perpetual Adoration, she took the 11:00am hour every Monday, and helped count the collections on Sunday’s.

The Scott family has so many wonderful memories of her. She is so loved and will be missed very much.

Betty was preceded in death by her Father, Harold Lavey; Mother, Elizabeth Beiser; Daughters, Sandra Embry, and Kathleen Gibbons; and many other family and extended family members.

She is survived by her Daughter/Caretaker: Kimberly Scott of Los Alamos, NM; Son and Daughter in-law: Paul and Nelda Scott of Cleburne, TX; 16 Grandkids, 22 Great Grandkids and 3 Great Great Grandkids. Jolyn McTeigue was Betty’s daytime caretaker for nearly 2 years. She was such a blessing to both Betty and Kim. And two of her best lifelong friends, Lyle and Peggi Edwards of Los Alamos, NM. They were great friends for 53 years and shared many fun memories.

Rosary at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Los Alamos, NM, at 7:00pm Tuesday July 16, 2019.

Mass of Christian Burial at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parrish in Los Alamos, NM at 10:00am  Wednesday July 17, 2019. Reception to follow at approximately 11:15am in the Parish Hall.

Burial will take place at the Santa Fe National Cemetery on Monday July 22, 2019 at 1:30 PM. The Scott family has selected the care of Betty to Rivera Family Funerals & Cremations of Los Alamos, 1627 A Central Ave, Los Alamos, NM 87544. (505) 663-6880 www.riverafamilyfuneralhome.com.

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