|Birth: ||Sep. 23, 1914|
|Death: ||Nov. 2, 2008|
Ethel Marie (Scott) Burgett 1914-2008
Ethel Marie Scott was born on September 23, 1914 to David Anderson Scott and Estella Emma (Huffman) Scott, on Smith Mountain in Wallowa County, Oregon. She grew up in Joseph and Wallowa, Oregon.
She graduated from Wallowa High School in 1932, where she found her passion for art. She sang alto with the Women's Glee Club and Women's Quarter.
Ethel worked as a legal secretary for the District Attorney in Enterprise, Oregon.
She married Raymond Burgett on July 23, 1938 in Enterprise, Oregon and moved to Chelan, Washington to start their marriage. Raymond worked as an Assistant Manager for J.C. Penney Co. and Ethel worked as a secretary at the Howe Sound Mining Co. until the birth of their first child in 1939. After the birh of their second child in 1942, they moved to Pateros where Ray operated the Union Oil distributorship for 37 years. She assisted with many aspects of the business, even driving truck on occasion.
Ethel was a member of the Pateros Jr. Women's Club, the Altar Society of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Brewster and the Pateros P.T.A. While raising her five children, Ethel developed her artistic talent by taking oil painting lessons. She later taught art lessons in her home to many folks in the area and to students at Pateros High School. She was well known for the beautiful paintings she created.
Ethel was devoted to her large family, and they were the focus of her love. She and Ray instilled in them the values of caring, honesty, hard work, and the importance of education. Ethel nourished their appreciation for music and the other arts as well. Ethel's grandchildren adored her and were adored by her. Her home was a place where they knew her unconditional love. She glowed as she watched them play, actively asked about their latest activities, proudly displayed their art work and stories, and covered walls and tables with pictures of them. Ethel particularly enjoyed listening to musical performances by her children and grandchildren during family gatherings.
Those who knew Ethel well, loved her for her sense of humor and strength of character. In later years, her strength shone in the tender care she gave to daughter, Marcia, who was disabled by M.S. and to her husband, Raymond, after his debilitating stroke.
Ethel passed away on November 2, 2008 at the Park Place Adult Family Home in Omak, Washington. Burial services were held Saturday, November 22, 2008 and she was laid to rest next to her husband in the Pateros Cemetery.
David Anderson Scott (1879 - 1975)
Estella Emma Huffman Scott (1882 - 1975)
Raymond Sylvester Burgett (1914 - 1990)
Marcia Marie Burgett (1942 - 2000)*
Noel Sebert Scott (1906 - 1986)*
Lena Mae Scott Turner (1908 - 1994)*
Ethel Marie Scott Burgett (1914 - 2008)
Ralph K. Scott (1921 - 2010)*
Kenneth Leroy Scott (1923 - 1976)*
Created by: Michelle Drayton Fisher
Record added: Nov 29, 2012
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