Margaret V. “Margie” (Spooner) Scott, 81, of Clyde Park, Montana passed away on Tuesday morning, May 8th, 2018 at her home with her family by her side. A graveside funeral service will be held on Monday, May 14, 11:00 A.M. at the Park View Memorial Gardens in Paradise Valley. Viewing will be held from 10:00 A.M.-10:45 at the Franzen-Davis Funeral Home, Livingston. We will then proceed to the cemetery. A reception will follow the service at Margie’s home.
Margie was born on the 25th, of September, 1936 in Livingston, Montana; she was the daughter of Ray and Theresa (Armentaro) Spooner. She was raised in Livingston and was a graduate of the Park County High School class of 1955. In 1954 Margie was the Lady in waiting for the Farmer’s Frolic.
Following school she worked various jobs at Travers Pharmacy and JcPenney’s in Livingston. She then met the love of her life, Charles Richard Scott. On October 10th, 1959 she and Richard were united in marriage in Bozeman, Montana. Margie then made the transition from city girl to ranch wife with the patient assistance of her mother-in-law, Jennie. Instead of selling dresses downtown she was now working cattle, tending a large garden and helping raise chickens.
She and Richard worked his family’s ranch and assumed the total operation in 1965 upon Richard’s father’s death. They continued raising grain, cattle and hogs with Margie always tending to her large garden. She and Richard took many trips with their motor-home touring Montana, Canada, making several trips to Jackpot, NV and Deadwood, SD. She and Richard also followed their sons’ stock car racing endeavors; this lead to a love of NASCAR which Margie has continued to revel in. In 1993 they sold the ranch and moved two miles south of Clyde Park, on Aspen Lane. Margie had always lived a simple life and when they moved, she got a brand new home. She was so grateful for her little piece of heaven; we too are thankful she was able to be there until her dying day.
Margie was a member of the Brackett Creek Woman’s Club, when they had the ranch, and also TOPS club, which is similar to Weight Watchers. We will remember her for her love of holidays, especially Christmas. Each holiday was celebrated in light at Margie’s house. Different lights and decorations adorned her home and yard and when Christmas came to town she went all out. She would also make the grand-kids feel so loved and thought of with a card sent to them on almost every holiday. She always enjoyed and caring for her home, yard and gardens and did such a lovely job of it too.
Margie was a woman who enjoyed the little things but she loved so big and had a deep pride in her family and particularly her grandchildren. She will be forever missed and loved.
Margie is survived by her children, son, Charles Robert Scott and his wife, Merci of Belgrade, son, Donald E. Scott and his wife, Lori of Clyde Park. Grandchildren, Julia Scott, Ryan Scott, Kristen Scott and her Fiancé, Josh McRae, Robert Scott and Colin Scott. Siblings, sisters, Shirley Perin, Gracie (John) Printz and brother, Tom (Barb) Spooner.
She is preceded in death by her son, Ronald W. Scott in 1990, husband, Richard in 1998, her parents, Ray and Theresa, and brothers, John and Jim Spooner.
Memorials are preferred to the Tree of Life Ceremony, in care of the Livingston HealthCare Foundation, Please note the Tree of Life Ceremony, 320 Alpenglow Ln, Livingston, MT 59047.
Arrangements are under the care of Franzen-Davis Funeral Home and Crematory.