Frances (Fran) A. Scott passed away following a long battle with heart disease Saturday, Aug. 22, 2009, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and has now gone to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
She was born Aug. 4, 1930, in Livermore Falls, Maine, to Urban Sibley Hall and Winnifred Elliott Hall, but lived most of her childhood in Fort Edward. She graduated from Fort Edward High School as salutatorian in 1948, then attended Southern Nazarene College. She married John A. Scott on June 25, 1950. She returned to Maine in 1970 and resided in North Fryeburg.
She was predeceased by her parents, husband John, brother Lewis Hall, sister Marjorie Moore, and her two baby girls Sylvia Jean and Heidi Frances. She greatly missed her mother, who died when Fran was only 15. She and John were married for 55 years.
Fran is survived by and was very proud of her children, Timothy J. Scott and wife Julia A. Jantz of Norman, Okla., Sarah C. and husband Robert Smith of Mims, Fla., Stephen U. and wife Lois Scott of North Fryeburg, Maine; her grandchildren Valerie, Victoria and Raymond and wife Emily Scott of Oklahoma; Thunder and Samson Goode of Maine; John and wife Leanne Scott, Atarah and Pinkerton of Stow, Maine, and Willie Scott of Maine; and her great-grandchildren, Iris and Caine and Troy, all in Maine. Fran leaves behind her beloved cat Olga.
She also leaves behind many family and friends. She will be greatly missed.
Perhaps Fran’s greatest contribution was to give her children a Christian upbringing. She was a very hard worker and was always on the go milking cows and haying on their dairy farm on Scott Road in North Hebron from 1955-1970. Fran took care of her children and worked other jobs to help out.
Fran was full of spunk and found humor in mundane things. She enjoyed reading, history, geneology, canoeing and hiking. She avidly watched the Boston Red Sox, Celtics, New England Patriots, NASCAR and track and field.
She attended the Fryeburg Fair in Maine every year since 1970 and was looking forward to attending again this fall.
Fran loved the ocean and lighthouses. She especially loved the Walpole-Pemaquid area where many of here ancestors are buried. She loved to travel and have adventures like riding horseback with her sister from New York to Maine when she was younger. She visited most of the 50 states, including Hawaii.
Fran was involved in a number of groups: Daughters of the American Revolution, The Red Hat Society, Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary, Fryeburg Historical Society, Merrymakers Christmas Club and Senior Citizens.
The Stow Baptist Church was her home away from home for many years and a very important part of her life. She taught Sunday school and youth groups, and played piano. She most recently was church secretary. Jesus was a very important part of her life. She always put others first and worried about getting old and not being able to help friends and family. She was also proud to have never smoked or drank alcohol.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to Stow Baptist Church, 622 Stow Road, Stow, ME 04037.
A celebration of Fran’s colorful life will be held on Sunday, Sept. 6, at 1 p.m. at her home: 2 Harbor Road, North Fryeburg, Maine.
We will miss you Mom until we see you again in Heaven!