GULF STREAM — Sheila W. Scott, 87, of Gulf Stream died on March 9 surrounded by her family.
Mrs. Scott was born in New York City and was raised in Greenwich, Conn., and Edgartown Mass. (Martha’s Vineyard). She attended Greenwich Academy and graduated from St. Mary’s Episcopal School in Burlington, N.J. After her schooling years she studied music and voice, playing the piano and singing.
Her sons Brad and Tim and daughter, Tracey, followed their mother’s love of music and are great talents.
Mrs. Scott was very proud of her heritage, which dated back to the Mayflower. With the help of her father, Harvey Ladew Williams Jr., she was able to go back to Zoeth Howland (1636-76), who would have been her eighth-great-grandfather.
Also of great interest was Grinnell Willis, with much family history in New Bedford, Mass., and Rhode Island. She enjoyed stories of her cousin Harvey Ladew, his topiary gardens in Baltimore and his life in Delray Beach, and the wonderful tales of her Aunt Hannah Locke Carter skiing in the Olympics just before World War II.
Sheila’s life took her to Pittsburgh, where she married Joseph Hunt Bowman Jr., the father of her four children.
Then she says she married the love of her life, R. Stewart Scott. They were married 38 years at his death in 2001.
She became very interested in Pittsburgh and was involved in many charitable organizations, including the Woman’s Committee of the Shadyside Hospital, West Penn Hospital, Junior League, Kinder Garden Club, Children’s Adoption Home and Cub Scout Den Mother.
Mrs. Scott enjoyed tennis, golf, fishing, skiing, sailing, working in the garden, plus time spent with her husband and family. She and her husband had many interesting trips in the USA, Great Britain and Europe. Often these trips included their children. She was a member of the Fox Chapel Golf Club (in Pittsburgh), The Little Club, The Gulf Stream Bath and Tennis Club and St. Andrews Club.
Her later years were spent in Gulf Stream, where she and Stewart spent winters beginning back in 1976. They enjoyed those years making friends and playing sports, playing lots of bridge, always welcoming family and friends for visits.
Mrs. Scott was a great supporter of people with cancer. She had suffered with breast cancer in 1976 and lung cancer in 2001. “I want to stay above ground,” she would say.
Mrs. Scott was a loyal, giving friend, and a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt to her family.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Tracey Bowman, and her beloved husband, R. Stewart Scott. She is survived by her three sons, J. Hunt Bowman III (and his wife, Judy), Timothy W. Bowman and Bradford L. Bowman; two grandsons, Stewart Hunt Bowman (and his wife, Melissa) and Trevor W. Bowman; great-grandson William Bowman and great- granddaughter Josie Bowman.
Through her marriage to R. Stewart Scott, she is survived by four stepchildren: Lindsay Scott, Robert S. Scott Jr., Johnsie Irwin (and her husband, Larry) and with great affection, Gordon A. Scott; as well as granddaughter Joanie Scott Maxwell and her husband, Warren, and four adorable great-granddaughters.
Sheila Scott is also survived by her brother, Harvey Ladew Williams III, and her devoted housekeeper Beverly.
A reception to celebrate the life of Sheila W. Scott was held at the St. Andrews Club in Gulf Stream following a memorial service at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Delray Beach, on March 16.
A gathering of friends and family will be held for interment in Pittsburgh at a later date.
Memorials can be made to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 188 S. Swinton Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444, or Hospice of Palm Beach County.
— Obituary submitted by the family