Obituary for Lois I. Scott On June 29 after living over 90 wonderful years, Lois Irene Scott passed away at Davis Hospice. Lois was born on September 25, 1927 in Cedar Point, Kansas to Truman and Lucille Dean. When Lois was very young the Dean family traveled west looking for employment opportunities. Her father’s job searches resulted in Lois growing up in small towns in Nebraska and Wyoming, often living in houses that lacked such amenities as indoor plumbing. As a child Lois survived a bout of scarlet fever and always considered herself lucky since all she lost was the hearing in one ear. During Lois’s teen years her family lived in Powder River which required Lois to travel to Casper to attend high school. Each Sunday night she rode the train to Casper where she boarded with another family during the week. She then made the return trip to Powder River the next Saturday morning. She spend those summers working at the Powder River Bar and Cafe waiting tables earning quarter tips. For recreation she and the rest of the town danced at the town hall on Saturday nights. Perhaps because of her upbringing Lois never asked for much in life and gratefully accepted what was given her. Following her graduation Lois worked as a nurse’s aide in Casper and attended Casper College for one semester but quit after growing tired of not having any money. She then worked as a telephone operator and as a floor clerk at J.C. Penny in downtown Casper. In the evenings she helped out her parents who were then managing and working at the B&B Drive-in. Luckily she had time to begin dating former classmate George Scott who called her after he returned home from serving in the Navy. Neither of them had any interest in anyone else after their first date that included dancing at the Goose Egg Inn. Lois and her “Scotty” became mates for life after eloping to Fort Collins where they were married on September 12 of 1947. After Scotty graduated from Colorado A&M he and Lois returned to Wyoming, living in Midwest for four years. Scotty was then hired as a school administrator in Casper where he and Lois lived until they moved to Cheyenne in 2012 to be closer to their two children. Lois enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren all of whom she loved deeply. She gardened, read, and was an excellent cross-worder. Lois also loved playing bridge and chatting over coffee with her close friends at the Burger King in Casper. She and Scotty camped in the Big Horn Mountains and took many trips in their small travel trailer with other couples with whom they shared cold beers, laughs, and exaggerated stories. Lois took up golf relatively late in life but became quite accomplished. The high lights of her golfing career included shooting a 42 on nine holes and beating Scotty, something that she would at the appropriate time remind him of. Lois also scored a hole in one in 2000. She frequently told the story of becoming so excited that she arrived at the next tee box without her clubs. But the most exciting thing that occurred on the course was the day she received word on the third green that her first granddaughter had been born in Cheyenne. She again left her clubs behind and ran home to pack. Lois was preceded in death by Scotty in 2014, by her younger sister Margie Federer and by nearly all of her friends whose laughter she missed dearly. She is survived by her daughter Susie Scott of Laramie and her son Gary Scott and his wife Mary Keating-Scott of Cheyenne, as well as five grandchildren and three great grandchildren all of whom will miss Lois’s love, company, and quick wit. A family service remembering Lois will be held at a later date. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Lois I. Scott please visit our Sympathy Store.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Lois I Scott September 25 1927 June 29 2018. Wiederspahn- Radomsky Chapel
Death notice for the town of: Cheyenne, state: Wyoming