In Memory of Grace Hoag Scott ’46

Grace Hoag Scott died on Feb. 9 after a long, love-filled life. Born at home on Feb. 1, 1925 in Tomah, Wis., Grace was a graduate of Ripon College, loved teaching and taught biology and chemistry to high school and junior high students. She spent her life as a devoted Lutheran who loved her family fiercely, instilling the values of education and strength in her daughters Judi and Linda, and her grandchildren. She often told her daughters “you can be anything you want to be,” inspiring and encouraging them to excel in professional careers.

Two significant moves shaped Grace’s 94 years. In her twenties, Grace launched a new life in Chicago, where she met her husband Jim Scott. They were married in 1950 and enjoyed a loving partnership of 68 years. In 1968, Grace and Jim moved to Dallas with their family.

Grace was a voracious reader and was President of Friends of the Public Library. She was always up-to-date on current events and loved playing in competitive bridge tournaments. She loved her schnauzers and a good manicure. In later years, she was a baseball fan who loved the Texas Rangers. Her favorite vacations were cruises with her children and grandchildren.

Grace is survived by her husband, Jim; her daughters Judi Dawson (Dale) and Linda Newman (Todd); her grandchildren Katherine Beherec (Sean), Jack Dawson, Madison Newman, and Grace Newman; and great-granddaughter Jacqueline Grace Beherec. She looked forward to seeing her parents and sister Helen in heaven.