Kileen Scott

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Kileen A. Scott



Kileen

Ann(Vandam) Scott,passed peacefully in her home Friday,

August 31, 2018 after a

courageous battle with cancer.

Loving

husband Dale,

devoted daughter

Whitney Dei & David Vandam, one of four brothers, whom she dearly loved, were at her side. Kileen was born at a Guam navel base hospital on January 23, 1949 to Lieutenant Florence

& Commander

Irwin Vandam, both of the US Navy. She resided in many places as a child, settling in Albuquerque when her parents retired.

Kileen graduated from Del Norte HS where she was varsity cheerleader, member of State Student Council & selected to Girls State. While earning a Bachelor Degree from UNM, she was a varsity cheerleader, named All-American & member of Kappa Kappa Gamma making lifelong friendships. Upon graduation, she begun a 27 year career with ABQ Parks & Recreation, overseeing management of community centers &

developing many

programs still in existence; Summerfest, Arts in the Parks, Children's Sack Lunch & countless others.

After retiring, Kileen worked for Rick Johnson & Company, NM State Fair & NM State Lottery. When Dale began a Real Estate career, they formed a

successful Home Management & Decorating Company, where she was envied for her keen vision of staging, decorating & home renovation skills. For many years, Kileen was a tireless Jazzercize Instructor continuing her lifelong passion for dance & exercise, discovering LaBlast in the past few years, faithfully attending up until she was diagnosed.

Kileen spent a lifetime selflessly giving back to her community. She served as a founding Board Member of the Central NM

Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation establishing close friendships with her "Komen Girls" while cherishing her volunteer time

for Popejoy.Her

Bowling Team, Investment Club & "Friday Night" group were dear to her heart.

Kileen was the "rock" & matriarch that gathered her family together, as this was her #1 priority. As her children grew, married & had children, she created the tradition of "Thanksmas," which her family embraced. She ensured family & friends were celebrated on every occasion. Kileen's loving personality was contagious & her inner beauty touched all she encountered throughout her

"adventure."

Kileen is preceded in death by parents, Irwin & Florence Vandam.

Survived by husband of 32 years, Dale Scott; children Kile Hanold & wife Kelley (Avery, Markam & Jordie) of Wilmette, IL; Whitney Dei & husband Ryan (Daylin & Greyson) of

Gilbert, AZ; Jake Scott (Aly) of Las Vegas, NV; M.J. Hanold & wife Neela (Forest, Luke, Christopher & Nikolas) of Kenilworth, IL; siblings Vera Benson & husband Donald of Carpinteria, CA; Winette Tomeny & husband Terry of Florence, OR; Judy Prada & husband David of Albuquerque; Gerry Vandam & wife Liz of Mound, MN; Rick Vandam & wife Denise of Reno, NV; David Vandam & wife Ginny of Austin, TX; Charlie Vandam & wife Joanie of Missoula, MT; sister-in-law & dear friend Jodi Holley of Albuquerque; plus many nieces, nephews & cousins.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday,

September 15, 2018 at 11:00 am at Popejoy Hall, UNM campus. In lieu of flowers, consider donating in Memory of Kileen Scott to Animal Humane Society of NM, 615 Virginia St SE, ABQ, NM 87108.

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Published in Albuquerque Journal on Sept. 14, 2018
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