Rebecca Campbell Scott
SHREVEPORT, LA-Rebecca Hoyer Campbell Scott (Mrs. Leroy Havard Scott, Jr.), 85, passed away on Thursday, July 18, 2013 after a long and heroic fight with Alzheimer's and has gone to be with her savior the Lord Jesus Christ, and with her loving husband of 57 years, "Scotty", who predeceased her on April 1, 2003. "Becky" as she was known to her many friends and family, will meet on the meadows and hills of the Rainbow Bridge her many beautiful English Springer Spaniels who gave her so much love and joy throughout her life: Georgia, Happy III, Beauregard, Murphy, George, Maggie, Mogul, Tiger, Lady II, Princess, Happy II, Lady and Happy. Becky loved her pets, treated them as her children and supported the Humane Society.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 1815 Marshall St., Shreveport, LA. A Celebration of the Holy Eucharist will be officiated by The Reverend Andrew Comeaux at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral, 908 Rutherford St., Shreveport, LA with interment immediately following at Greenwood Cemetery, 130 Stoner Avenue, Shreveport, LA.
Becky was born in Butler, Pennsylvania on August 22, 1927, to Judge James Oliver Campbell of Butler and Helen Margaret Hoyer Campbell of Chambersburg, PA. Becky's parents predeceased her as did her only sibling, older sister Margaret Campbell Peters, wife of Dr. Theodore Peters of Cooperstown, New York. Margaret sadly passed away a short five months ago on March 3, 2013.
Becky graduated from Butler High School in Butler, PA in May 1944 and attended Wilson College before she married on January 5, 1946 United States Navy Submarine Officer Lieutenant Leroy Havard Scott, Jr. Following WWII, Scotty entered law school at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and Becky enrolled in LSU's undergraduate school, earning her Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1950. Becky joined Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority at LSU and was an active alumnus for the rest of her life. Following graduation from LSU, Becky and Scotty settled down in Shreveport where Scotty practiced law for over fifty years and during much of that time Becky was a licensed paralegal and the business manager for Scotty's law practice. Becky and their children often traveled with Scotty on camping and skiing trips when Scotty annually taught his Naval Reserve and Navy League programs across the country. During these years the family toured the entire west and stayed at most of the Grand National Parks, Yosemite, Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Grand Canyon, Rocky Mountain and others. The family often vacationed in Hot Springs, Arkansas and were regular boaters on Lakes Hamilton and Ouachita and at home on Lake Bistineau. Becky was active in the Junior League of Shreveport, Colonial Dames of America and Southfield School where for many years she chaired Southfield's Annual Book Fair and later became a Trustee. Along with supporting Southfield School they were both supportive of Centenary College of Louisiana where Scotty taught Physics, Law and Astronomy. Becky was a prolific reader, a member of many book clubs, and she and Scotty were active in national, state and local politics. Both served on the Louisiana Republican State Central Committee and were charter members of the Ark-La-Tex Gun Collectors Association.
Becky is survived by her two children, son Leroy Havard Scott, III and son-in-law Sergio March Prieto from Barcelona, Spain, who both live in Shreveport, and daughter Rebecca Havard Scott Bockmon and son-in-law John Carroll Bockmon, Jr. who live in Marshall, Texas and Idaho; and grand-pets Reilly and Prince Happy IV, the loving Springer Spaniel Becky shared with Havard and Sergio. Becky is also survived by her sister's family, brother-in-law Dr. Theodore Peters, niece Melissa Peters Barry, and nephews Theodore Downey Peters, Dr. James Campbell Peters and William Lewis Peters all of Cooperstown, New York.
The family wishes to extend special thanks and love to Becky's personal aides, Cheryl Thomas and Lana Jorgenson, who were always present with their abundant love to help Becky and the family through a very difficult time. The family suggests that any memorials be made in Rebecca Campbell Scott's name to Southfield School, 1100 Southfield Rd., Shreveport, LA 71106 or to Shreveport Regional Arts Council, 801 Crockett St., Shreveport, LA 71101.
Published in Shreveport Times from July 21 to July 23, 2013