Dorothy Scott, 73, died March 5 at her Wallowa home after a hard-fought battle with cancer.

A graveside service will be held March 22 at noon at the Summerville Cemetery with a memorial potluck at the Elgin Community Center on 10th Street immediately following. Loveland Funeral Chapel & Crematory is handling the arrangements.

Dorothy was born April 18, 1934, in La Grande to John and Letha Byers Traverso. The youngest of three, she was raised as a rancher’s daughter in Alicel.

The old saying, “You can take the girl out of the country, but you can never take the country out of the girl” fit her to a tee. There was never a horse she couldn’t ride, a fish she couldn’t catch or a deer or elk she couldn’t bag.

She loved to hunt and fish. Being in the woods and camping was like second nature to her. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to many. She never knew a stranger.

Survivors include her husband Albert “Dutch” Scott of Wallowa; four children, Glenda Steele and partner Terrie McGuire of Milwaukie, Sherryl Wilson of Gresham, John Steele and wife Karen of Troutdale, and Steven Steele and wife Londa of Lyons; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two stepdaughters, Renea Wojtkiewicz and Cheryl Scott; seven step-grandchildren,; and one step-great-grandchild. Survivors also include her sister Betty Olson of Cove, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

La Grande Observer – Obituaries for the week ending March 15, 2008 – Published March 13, 2008