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Sheila W. Scott, 87, of Gulf Stream, Fla., died Thursday, March 9, 2017, surrounded by 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; granddaughter, Joanie Scott Maxwell and her husband, Warren; and four adorable great-granddaughters. Sheila is also survived by her brother, Harvey Ladew Williams III; and her devoted housekeeper, Beverly. Sheila was born in New York City, N.Y., 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 two sons, Brad and Tim, and daughter, Tracey, also followed their mother's love of music and are great talents. Sheila was very proud of her heritage which dated back to The Mayflower and with the help of her father, Harvey Ladew Williams Jr., was able to go back to Zoeth Howland, (1636 to 1676) 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, Md., and his life in Delray Beach, Fla., and the wonderful tales of her Aunt Hannah Locke Carter skiing in the first Olympics, just before World War II. Sheila's married life took her to Pittsburgh, married to Joseph Hunt Bowman Jr., who is the father of her four children. Then, she said 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 Com. of the Shadyside Hospital, West Penn Hospital, Junior League, Kinder Garden Club, Children's Adoption Home and Cub Scouts Den Mother. Sheila 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. Andrew Club (all in Delray Beach). Her later years were spent in Gulf Stream, where she Stewart spent winters beginning in 1976. They enjoyed those years making friends and playing sports, playing lots of bridge, always welcoming family and friends for visits. Sheila was a great support to 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. Always there for her friends, with great words of encouragement. Sheila was a loyal, giving friend and a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt to her family. She will be missed but not forgotten.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 16, 2017, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Delray Beach, with a reception following to celebrate the life of Sheila W. Scott held at the St. Andrews Club in Gulf Stream. 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.
Published in The Herald on Mar. 16, 2017
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