Patricia Ann Scott, age 88, passed away peacefully in her sleep in Emmett, Idaho on January 8, 2022, secure in the knowledge that her Blessed Redeemer, Jesus Christ, was calling her home.
Patricia was born to parents Glenn and Irene Dowers on July 12, 1933 in Caldwell, Idaho. She grew up in Madras, Oregon, graduating from Madras High School. She then later attended Oregon State University in Corvallis. Madras, however, is where she met Russell Scott. After a brief courtship, they were married on January 18, 1952. Over the next 18 years, Russ and Pat welcomed 5 children into the world.
From participating in the bell ringer choir at Ft. Riley, Kansas to enjoying golf and walks with friends in Emmett, Pat lived an active and vibrant life. She also enjoyed quilting and sewing, even showing her work at the Emmett Cherry Festival quilt show. Her beautiful quilts were the pride of anyone lucky enough to receive one.
She faced challenges with quiet determination and faith in her God. Russ’s career in the Army meant they moved a lot. It also meant that Pat often raised the kids while Russ was away–which she did with her characteristic quiet strength. If there was something that needed done, she did it. Many years later, when Russ became sick, she took care of him when he needed dialysis, administering care to him in his last years. She also fought off a cancer scare of her own, going through treatment and a surgery. Throughout life however, she was always present in multiple ways for her family, friends, and church.
Her church family/community was rooted at the First Baptist Church in Emmett, but Pat remembers first becoming a Christian after hearing Billy Graham speak at one his revivals. Not only did her faith feed her spiritually, it gave her an instant fellowship with other like-minded people. She served her church in innumerable ways from cleaning to serving on committees, but it could be said that she best served Christ by living out her values in her relationships with others.
Patricia was a woman of few words, but she was always attentive, listening, and present. Her kindness and thoughtful presence was always a comfort to those who knew her. No family birthday or milestone escaped her attention. She had an innate ability to make everyone feel heard and valued. She was beloved by her family, friends, and her church community at the First Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by Russell and her daughter Dianna. She is survived by her other four children and their spouses, 11 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren, all of whom carry her legacy of love in their hearts.
The family also wishes to express their deepest gratitude towards Heart N Home Hospice for the compassionate and loving care that was given to Patricia..
Memorial Services will be held Monday, January 17, 2022 at 11:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, Emmett, ID.
A private interment will be held at the Emmett Cemetery, Emmett, ID.
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