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Elmer Scott

Elmer "Toby" Leroy Scott died on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, after a brief illness. He was 89 years old. He was born in Winters on April 10, 1924, to George Winfield Scott and Ruby O'Dell McKay Scott. Toby was the youngest and last survivor of seven children. His six siblings were: brothers, George, Jay, Lester; and sisters, Lois, Lena and Ruby. Toby lived most of his life in the Winters and Esparto areas. Elmer was the great-nephew of Chaplain George Winfield Scott, founder of Scottsdale, Ariz. He was also great-nephew of George Washington Scott, pioneer of Buckeye (which preceded the founding of Winters) and who created the first road connecting Esparto to Winters, and whose early Victorian home has become Park Winters. Toby was a veteran of WWII. He served in the South Pacific and Aleutian Islands for training and was assigned to the Naval Academy in 1944 where he was a midshipman. Toby was then transferred to San Diego to serve as craft landing instructor. He also served in the Coast Guard and the Merchant Marines. Toby enjoyed watching Sunday afternoon sports and was a remarkable athlete in his younger years. Indeed his daughters have heard over the years that he was very handsome and popular at Winters High School. He was also a skilled furniture/cabinet maker and created some beautiful pieces for his daughters. Toby was gentle soul with a kind heart and a very strong will. He became a part-time coin collector for fun and loved the outdoors, gardening and enjoyed traveling in his trailer to KOA camping grounds. Toby had a great love for dogs. His latest little dog "Buddy" was a rescue dog and his best friend. Toby said he didn't know what he would do without his little canine companion. He loved to send photos of different poses of Buddy to his daughters. In 1948, Toby married Veronica Mae Keenan. Together they had four daughters, Paula, Riki, Michaela and Veronica. He later married Lorraine Scott and had a successful 40-year marriage. Toby and Lorraine lived in San Jose for a span, and then moved back to his hometown area of Esparto. Along with his four daughters, Toby is survived by his grandchildren, Anthony Martello, Michael Martello, Katrina Kocher, Jessica Carter, Meika Scott-Brown, Christopher McCrea, Lane Rado, and Nicholas Martinez. Toby's great-grandchildren are Jenna Martello, Will Kocher, and soon-to-be-born baby girl, McKenzie Lane Rado. Toby had many nephews and nieces, including George Scott, Floyd Scott, Jimmy Scott, Lois Marie Johnson, Sandra Hansen, Neva Bristow, Jay Scott, Bob Scott, Anne Scott, Cheryl Tollini, Glen Scott, Karen Mills, Kaye Fawcett, Barry Wenderoth, Nancy Ender, Debbie Walters, Carry Beckwith and Janice Reeder. In loving memory to Toby, he will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, Nov. 25, at St. Anthony Church, 511 Main St., Winters. A reception will follow. Those who wish to make a donation may do so at Veteran's Administration or the SPCA.

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Memorial
Monday, November 25, 2013
St. Anthony Catholic Church

511 Main Street
Winters, CA 95694



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