Sammie L. Scott, 74, of Gering, left this earthly place when God sent his angels to bring her to heaven on Wednesday, November 14th, 2012. Her memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21, at WestWay Christian Church in Scottsbluff, with Pastor Tom Strock and Pastor Chan Bayne officiating. There will be no visitation as cremation has taken place in accordance with Sammie’s wishes. In lieu of flowers, the family requests for memorials to be made to the First Baptist Church of Lusk, WY or your local church. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.jolliffefuneralhome.com. The Jolliffe Funeral Home of Scottsbluff is assisting the family.
Sammie Lee Scott was born to Cecil and Vurel (Cummings) Bayne on October 15, 1938 in Buffalo, Wyoming. On June 5, 1956, Sammie married Frank Cook from Tonasket, Washington. To this union was born a daughter, Kelley. They lived in Wyoming and spent their spare time playing music with Sammie’s father in her family home. In 1959 Sammie married Robert Scott in Lusk, Wyoming. To this union was born another daughter, Arlene and three sons: Kevin, Shane and Rob. The family moved to Scottsbluff in 1963 and raised their family here. Sammie worked as a waitress and bartender in the early years, most notably at the Lamplighter Restaurant and The 19th Hole. She was intelligent, articulate and well read. She was outgoing and loved people. Sammie went back to school in the 70’s and completed her Associate’s degree. She worked in the health care field and she was the first person to work in Quality Control at the general hospital in Scottsbluff. Sammie and Bob moved back to the Scott family ranch in the 90’s and resided there until Bob’s death in January of 2006. Sammie moved into town and resided in Lusk until she moved to Gering in February 2012 because of her health and to be nearer to her daughter. She died from COPD at her home in Gering.
Survivors include her daughters, Kelley (Sam) Roseof Scottsbluff and Arlene Palmer of Wellsville, NY; sons, Shane Scott of Douglas, WY and Rob (Linda) Scott of Windsor, CO; grandsons, Scott Brunner of Lincoln, Davin Rose of Gering and Hayden Scott of Windsor; granddaughters, Ashley Hillman and Danielle Rose of Scottsbluff, Arieanna Palmer of Rochester, NY and Hannah Scott of Windsor; brothers, Chad, Chan, Mike and Tom Bayne; and sister, Lona Thayer.
Preceding Sammie in death by a son, Kevin in 1997 and her parents.