Oreen Scott, 78, passed away peacefully at Paducah Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah, Kentucky on February 6, 2021 from natural causes.
To the surprise of Marion and Effie Stillwell, she and her twin brother, Oren, were born on a winter day, January 13, 1942, outside a small coal mining community in Wyoming. While her father maintained the strategic rail lines in southern Wyoming during World War II, she grew up with her sisters and brothers: Joyce, Mary, Marion, Loretta, Oren, and Dan. After the war, the family moved into a one-bedroom home on land outside Cheyenne. She attended Cheyenne High School.
She met and married Clarence “Budd” Scott. While Budd served in the Navy through the Vietnam War, after, and until his retirement, they rotated homes between the coasts, Hawaii, and occasional land locked locations. During this time, she was blessed with a son, Ernie Scott. If you pressed “0” during this time to speak to an operator, there was a chance that she was the voice on the other end of the line. Helping people was her calling. She worked as an operator until her retirement from AT&T.
They eventually settled in their home in Wingo, Kentucky. In Wingo she found many friends in the community and at the Wingo Baptist Church. Her friends supported her through the loss of her husband and later aided her in taking care of her son before he passed.
Despite a heart that was weakened by a childhood illness, and predictions that she would die young, her inner strength and faith would not let it control her destiny. Her energy and love for her friends and family carried her through a purposeful life. Her phone within reach, her car standing by, she was a force for good in the world.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Budd; her son, Ernie; and her siblings, Oren, Danny, Marion, Mary, Joyce and Loretta.
Oreen will be buried in a private service next to her husband and son in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Services are under the care of Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home.
Services are entrusted to Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home, 2222 Russel Avenue, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001.
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