December 21, 1920 - September 20, 2012
Pat Scott, age 91, passed away Thursday, September 20, 2012, in Bellingham. She was born December 21, 1920, in Montesano, Washington, to Luther and Blanche Thompson. Pat had an eagerness for life that sent her off to Grays Harbor Community College to learn secretarial work which led her to working for an architectural firm.
In 1942, she met and married Jarle Margido Scott. Jarle was in the Elite Ski Troops during World War II and they were stationed in Texas where Pat loved the thunderstorms. She told about a particular storm so wild the lightning came down through the door of their tiny house and exited through the window.
After the war they moved back to Aberdeen and began a family. They had two children, Wendy and Gordy. Pat was fiercely protective of her two children and took an active interest in their lives, becoming a den mother both to Wendy in the Girl Scouts and Gordy in the Boy Scouts. She was also active in the McDermouth PTA and on the board of the Aberdeen YMCA.
Pat had a deep sense of responsibility and kindness, helping people whenever she could, particularly her family. Wendy tells stories of Pat driving more than an hour from Aberdeen to Lost Lake every evening in the dark after Jarle got home from work to take care of her sick mother.
With a love of homemaking and gardening, Pat made a beautiful and comfortable home for her family. She also loved camping and fishing and the family spent a lot of time during the summer going on camping and fishing adventures, and visiting relatives and friends. Pat had a wonderful and whimsical sense of creativity; she loved crafting and became a professional candle maker with her own shop in Aberdeen in 1967. Her little shop was open to everyone and she loved it when hippies would come in and visit her. She finally closed the shop when she was 72.
Pat and Jarle were married for sixty years until Jarle passed away in 2002. In 2005, she packed up the house she’d raised her family in, sold it and moved to Bellingham to be near her daughter and grandsons, Erik and Kenny. She bought a house four doors down from Wendy and soon became the toast of the neighborhood with her impish sense of humor, her love of entertaining and joie d’vivre. She could often be found gardening, sometimes at her house, sometimes at a neighbor’s! Pat loved staying busy and wasn’t above pulling weeds wherever she found them. She was known in the neighborhood for her brisk daily walks with her dog, Pepper and enjoyed visiting with any neighbors she ran across. The little neighborhood on Donovan Street where she lived will deeply miss the lively, tiny woman who so quickly became an integral part of their lives. Her friends and family everywhere feel the loss of her generous heart, her kindness to all, her sense of humor and love.
Pat is survived by her daughter, Wendy of Bellingham; son, Gordy of Aberdeen; and grandsons, Erik (Bellingham) and Kenny and his wife, Keri, (California); and many, many loving relatives and friends.
The family would love to have you share your memories of Pat at www.westfordfuneralhome.com.
Westford Funeral Home