Obituary: Vivian B. Scott

Vivian B. Scott

Vivian B. Scott

Vivian Bernice Carnahan Scott, 92, of Carson City, died Wednesday, October 6, 2010. She was the wife of the late Lawrence (Larry) Scott.

Born in Stratton, Ontario on June 6, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Anna Corina Beckman and Horace MacGregor Carnahan. She grew up in NW Ontario, graduating from Fort Frances High School, where she played on the basketball team. She received her RN from McKeller Hospital in Fort William (now Thunder Bay) Ontario in 1941, and emigrated to the United States soon afterwards, later becoming a naturalized US citizen. She worked as a nurse at University Hospital in Ann Arbor MI, where she met and married Lawrence B. Scott on 12/31/42, a marriage lasting 60 years.

After World War II, Vivian's primary focus was her family. She was a loving mother, gourmet cook, and consummate housewife. She enjoyed hiking and camping in the Sierras and Cascades and fishing from cabins in the Sierras and NW Ontario. She was an avid bird watcher, gardener, golfer, bridge player, bowler, dog trainer and rock hound. She loved to dance and enjoyed opera, ballet, and all types of music, taking up piano lessons in her late sixties. She had a life-long interest in nursing, being certified in several states, and was an active volunteer at Planned Parenthood, Carson Tahoe Hospital, RSVP, FISH, and with many other organizations. She was a member of the Carson City First Methodist Church.

She is survived by son and daughter-in law Bruce and Beth Scott of Carson City, daughters and sons-in-law Kathy and Dave Sylvia of Carson City and Linda Scott and Jamie Bennett of Jamestown RI, sister Frances Shelfantook of Fort Frances, Ontario, seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and a multitude of loving family and friends. She was predeceased by husband Larry, six siblings, and one grandson.

A memorial service will be held on October 22 at 3 p.m. at Carson City First Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, please remember Viv through personal acts of kindness or through donations to Planned Parenthood, FISH, or your favorite charity.


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