Vera Hatten Scott, 93, died June 18, 2007, at Federal Way, Wash.
She was born on March 15, 1914, to Alvin E. and Mary E. Hatten of Aberdeen, S.D. She was a founding member of the first Girl Scout troop in Aberdeen, eventually earning the Girl Scout equivalent of Eagle Scout.
After receiving her teaching certificate from Northern State Teachers College she taught in rural South Dakota.
She married Russell P. Scott on Dec. 25, 1937. They moved to Baker City in 1952. During her 48 years as a Baker City resident, Mrs. Scott was active in the community, serving as president of the North Baker PTA, Cub Scout leader, and 4-H leader.
Later in life, after her children were grown, she worked as a substitute teacher at the Baker City junior high and as a visiting teacher to homebound children. Throughout her life, she was a devoted member of the Methodist Church.
Her husband Russell died in 1996. In September 2000, Mrs. Scott moved to a retirement care center close to her son, Gene.
Survivors include three sons, Walter of Coral Gables, Fla., Jerry of Seattle, Wash., and Gene of Auburn, Wash.; two daughters, Nancy Koroloff of Portland and Virginia Bristol of Oregon City; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Baker Methodist Church.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, August 8, 2007
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor