Julia Lee Scott passed away on Monday, February 4, 2019, at Chapel Ridge in Fort Smith, Arkansas, at the age of 85. Born on July 16, 1933, she was the daughter of the late George and Ida P. Jones, of Dermott. She attended the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and ultimately received her degree from UAM in Monticello. She was a long-term member of the Dermott United Methodist Church, the Dermott Chamber of Commerce, the Current Topics Club, and several Bridge clubs. Julia was selected as Dermott Woman of the Year for her volunteerism to the city. She loved traveling and fishing with her family, and especially her husband, Don. She was well-known for her love of animals, as well as her compassion, helpfulness, and generosity.
To send flowers in memory of Julia Lee Scott, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.
Julia is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Dorinda Scott and Marshall May of Austin, Texas; her son and daughter-in-law Miller Scott and Lena of Alma, Arkansas; her granddaughter, Lindsay Scott; cousins Bob and Helen Paul of Alexandria, Louisiana and Lucy-Ann Fugler of California; and many lifelong friends in and around Dermott. Besides her parents, Julia was preceded in death by her devoted husband of 54 years, Don Clair Scott of Dermott.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 9, at 11:00am at Dermott United Methodist Church. Preceding the service will be a visitation, beginning at 10:00am.
The family wants to thank the caregivers of Hope’s Creek in Van Buren and Chapel Ridge in Fort Smith, as well as the community of Dermott for all the many loving years they spent being her friend.
As a fitting memorial, donations may be made to Paws & Claws Humane Society, P.O. Box 975, McGehee, Arkansas 71654 or the Dermott United Methodist Church, 100 N. Main Street, Dermott AR 71638