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Virginia Lea Scott

September 12, 1931 — January 15, 2024


Virginia Lea Scott

In loving memory of Virginia Lea Scott:

Virginia Lea Scott, born on September 12, 1931, peacefully left us on January 15, 2024.  Preceded in death by her parents Phoenix Jack McClain, Myrtle McClain (Murray), husbands Billy Joe Bumgardner and John G. Scott, and granddaughter Nicola Williams.

She is survived by her three beloved children: Clu Scott, Rose Williams (Lonnie), and Glenda Koops (Vern).  Cherished by her sister Wanda Jackson, brother Gerald McClain, seven grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, her beloved cat Blue, many cousins, nieces, nephews, and longtime friends Barbara Barber, Sharron Cooper, Dave and Dawna Helin, Bill and Marsha Andersen.

Born in Ada, Oklahoma, during the Dust Bowl and Great Depression, Virginia faced life’s challenges with resilience.  A mother, homemaker, and Sunday painter in oils, she excelled as a pioneering businesswoman in automotive industry.  Her vibrant personality and discerning eyes made her unforgettable.

Virginia Lea Scott’s legacy is also woven with the threads of her witty and ornery humor.  Her sharp wit and playful spirit brought laughter to every room.  Whether teasing friends at the lake, pulling pranks with headlights, or sharing a clever remark, her humor was infectious.  Her ability to find joy in life’s moments, coupled with her mischievous charm, made her a source of warmth and laughter for everyone fortunate enough to know her.

Ahead of her time, Virginia challenged societal norms as a child, questioning the segregation of water fountains.  Her adventurous spirit included sailing with her husband John in their 46 foot Formosa sailboat exploring the coast of California, finding solace and escape on the water.  A dreamer, she aspired to win the lottery and return to California, a place she held dear.

An avid reader, Virginia Lea Scott’s legacy lives on through the memories of her unique and extraordinary life.  A special appreciation to Heartland Hospice for their time and attention to Virginia at the end of her life.  May she rest in eternal peace.

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