Lydia Scott, 97, who was born in Whitefield on May 26, 1919, passed away peacefully with loved ones by her side on Oct. 24.
Lydia attended the Whitefield school. She raked and picked blueberries for many years and worked at the Old Homestead in Manchester as a cook and at Carleton Mill in Richmond. She also belonged to the Grange in North Whitefield and attended the Baptist Church.
Lydia was predeceased by her husband of 68 years, Frederick Larry Scott, whom she married July 11, 1941; parents, Lucy Ann (Hansen) Brown and Nathan Brown; and 10 siblings, Edith Craig, Clyde Dow, Ruth Quimby, Mabel Desmond, Norman Dow, Lloyd Dow, Bertha Merry, Horace John Brown, Keith Brown and Forrest Brown.
Lydia is survived by daughters, Lydia Susan Choate and husband Roland A. Choate Sr., and Elizabeth Arline Presby; grandchildren, Roland A. Choate Jr. and wife Allison, Michael Alvin Presby and wife April, Peter Lee Presby and wife Heather, Debra Sue Dill and husband Robert, William Scott Choate and wife Kim, Nathan Allen Presby and wife Cassie, and Nicholas Frederick Presby, 13 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Lydia has had a blissful and amazing life.
Lydia was known as Grammy Scott by her grandchildren; she provided many memories over the years from showing them how to can vegetables, making beautiful quilts, letting them play in the gardens and spending many nights with her.
A graveside service for family and friends will take place at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 29 at the Whitefield Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the care of Staples Funeral Home, Gardiner, with pastor Steven Knowles officiating.