LaVerne Scott, 89 of Grand Saline, formerly of Deport

lavernescottMrs. LaVerne Scott, age 89 formerly of Deport died Friday May 23 in Country Trails Care Center in Grand Saline.
Graveside funeral services will be Tues May 27, 2014 at Shady Grove Cemetery with Joe McCall officiating Wood Funeral Homes of Deport have charge of arrangements
She was born Feb 28, 1925 in Deport the daughter of Joe and Willie Mae Smallen Bybee. Warren Scott and LaVerne were both born and raised on farms in Lamar County. They first met in1941 at a “Sunday night singing” at the Martin School House. They dated off and on until Warren volunteered for service in the Navy in Jan 1943. LaVerne went into a government training program to learn how to assemble aircraft and became a “Rosie the Riveter “Warren was discharged from the navy in 1946. He and Lavern were married shortly thereafter on March 16, 1946 in Paris Texas. Warren preceded LaVerne in death on Oct 2.2012. LaVerne was a long-time volunteer at the senior center in DeSoto Texas. She was a member of the Cold Springs Church of Christ.
She is survived by her children Linda Jackson of Grand Saline, Paul Scott of Quitman and Doug Scott of Quinlan and 9 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren
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  1. Keith Akins says:

    Thank you, Paul, for going the extra effort to notify me of your mother’s passing. She and your dad were the best neighbors a person could hope for and I got lucky for over 30 yrs. I have read “Time takes all but memories” and I guess that is true. As we gathered today in the funeral home, some of us discussed our first few cars. All those cars are long gone but we each have our memories, both good and bad, of those cars. So too it is with people. Your parents have left this world but we still have their memory. One thing is for sure: my first car was fun at times but I remember the hood being up quite a bit too. When I reflect upon your parents I only have pleasant memories and I will always have those. Desiree and I are so sorry for your loss. Your family, and especially you, did right by your parents always. A lot of people can’t say that and you should be proud. Best wishes always, take care, God bless and if I can do something for you let me know.


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