Elaine Laurose Scott
Elaine Laurose Scott, 70, of Elgin, died Oct. 16 at the Grande Ronde Hospital. A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Elgin Cemetery, with a potluck to follow at the Elgin Stampede Hall.
Mrs. Scott was born July 24, 1936, in Imbler to Ivan and Elsie Obert Churchill. She attended school in Elgin and graduated with the Class of 1954. On Oct. 9, 1955, she married Wesley S. Scott in Elgin. The couple traveled numerous times over the years as Wesley served in the Navy, eventually settling in Elgin in 1970.
She was very active in the VFW Auxiliary, the Elgin election board and the Elgin High School Alumni committee. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, gardening, cooking, reading, bowling and watching the television game show “Jeopardy.” Most of all she loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include her children, Mary Scott, Marie Hanson, Sharon Baxley and James Scott, all of Elgin, and Helen Falconer of Orofino, Idaho; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; siblings, Wick Churchill, Cecil Churchill, Harley Churchill and Annette Howell, all of Elgin, Chet Churchill of Imbler and Ardith Noyes of Summerville; and other relatives. Her parents, husband, a son, Phillip Scott, and a sister, Verlee Jones, all preceded her in death.
Contributions in memory of Elaine Laurose Scott may be made to Doernbecher Children’s Hospital or the Shriners Children’s Hospital in care of Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St., La Grande 97850.
The Observer, La Grande, Oregon – Obituaries for the week ending Oct. 14, 2006,, Published: October 16, 2006