Vivian B. Carnahan Scott, 92
Carnahan Scott, 92,
of Carson City, Nevada, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010. She was the wife of the late Lawrence (Larry) Scott for 60 years.
Born in Stratton, Ontario on June 6, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Anna Corina Beckman and Horace MacGregor Carnahan. She grew up in NW Ontario, graduating from Fort Frances High School, where she played on the basketball team. She received her nursing degree from McKeller Hospital in Fort William (now Thunder Bay) Ontario in 1941, and emigrated to the United States soon afterwards, later becoming a naturalized US citizen. She worked as a nurse at University Hospital in Ann Arbor, Mich.
After World War II, Vivian’s primary focus was her family. She was a loving mother, gourmet cook, and consummate housewife. She enjoyed hiking and camping in the Sierras and Cascades and fishing from cabins in the Sierras and northwest Ontario. She was an avid bird watcher, gardener, golfer, bridge player, bowler, dog trainer and rock hound. She loved to dance and enjoyed opera, ballet, and all types of music, taking up piano lessons in her late sixties.
She had a life-long interest in nursing, and was certified in several states, and was an active volunteer at Planned Parenthood, Carson Tahoe Hospital, RSVP, FISH, and with many other organizations. She was a member of the Carson City First Methodist Church.
She is survived by son Bruce Scott, and wife Beth, of Carson City, daughters Kathy Sylvia, and husband Dave, of Carson City and Jamestown; and Linda Scott and husband Jamie Bennett of Jamestown. Also survived by a sister, Frances Shelfantook of Ontario, seven grandchildren, five greatgrandchildren, and a multitude of loving family and friends. She was predeceased by her husband, six siblings, and one grandson.
A memorial service will be held tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 22, at 3 p.m. at Carson City First Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, please remember Viv through personal acts of kindness, or through donations to Planned Parenthood or your favorite charity.