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Mary Regina Scott

January 18, 1936 — October 15, 2023


Mary Regina Scott


Mary Regina Scott, beloved Aunt, passed away on October 15, 2023, at the age of 87. She was born on January 18, 1936, in Washington DC where her father was working as an Engineer for the Government. She was the third child of Anna Cecil Irving Scott of St. Louis, Missouri, and James Powell Scott of Howardsville, Virginia.

When Mary was a young girl the family moved to Decatur, Georgia, where Mary attended grammar school and graduated from Decatur Girl's High School in 1953. While in school she played the violin and piano and sang in both school and church choirs - the start of her lifelong love of music. She went on to attend the University of Georgia graduating in 1957 with a BS in Business Administration.

After graduation from college, Mary was hired as a teacher for the Department of Defense school system and taught in Kaiserslautem, Germany. She took full advantage of these years traveling extensively throughout Europe in her spare time.

After teaching in Germany Mary was transferred to the Department of Defense school at Kadena Air Force Base in Okinawa, Japan. While there she took every opportunity to tour the Far East.

In 1964 Mary returned home to Decatur, Georgia, and began a career with Northwest Orient Airlines with whom she worked for the next 30 years. Mary happily took advantage of all the opportunities of being in the airline industry and traveled the world visiting Korea, Thailand, Egypt, and Afghanistan among many other places.

After retirement Mary moved to her family farm in Howardsville, Virginia - a place she had visited numerous times as a child and always loved. The house her father had grown up in was lost to fire so Mary rebuilt on the same spot and spent the next 20 years doing genealogical research on her Virginia family roots, learning the history of the area, and volunteering to help and rescue homeless dogs who held the biggest spot in her heart. She was the volunteer organist for her church in Charlottesville and an active member of many genealogical and heritage associations. Mary spent her last few years in the care of the loving and gentle staff at Morningside Assisted Living in Charlottesville. Mary was predeceased by her parents Anna Irving and James Powell Scott, her sister and brother-in-law Elizabeth Scott and Robert Clark Foster, and her brother Gordon Irving Scott. She is survived by her nephew Edward (Anne) Foster of Grand Junction, Colorado, her niece Margaret Anne Foster (John) Clark of Tallahassee, Florida, her niece Elizabeth Foster (Bruce) Raich, of Howardsville, Virginia, her sister-in-law Joanne Martin Scott of St. Simons Island, Georgia, six great nieces and nephews, and eight great-great nieces and nephews.

Mary will be laid to rest in her family cemetery with a graveside service on Saturday, October 28 at 1:00 p.m.  at Monmouth Farm in Howardsville.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made to Caring for Creatures at 352 Sanctuary Rd in Palmyra or The Scottsville Museum P.O. Box 101 Scottsville, Virginia 24590 Attn: Evelyn Edson.

Arrangements by the Wells/Sheffield Funeral Chapel of Lovingston (434-263-4097).

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Saturday, October 28, 2023

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