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Sylvia Scott

August 14, 2014




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Sylvia Scott passed away Thursday, August 14, 2014 in New Hope, MN, after a courageous battle with cancer.

The funeral service, which will be a celebration of her life, will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at Alma Lutheran Church, rural Argyle, MN with Rev. Dennis Gray officiating.  Burial will follow at the Alma Lutheran Church Cemetery, rural Argyle.

Visitation will be held Monday, August 18, 2014 from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm with a 7:00 pm prayer service at Johnson Funeral Service in Thief River Falls.  Visitation will also be held for one hour prior to the service on Tuesday at the church.

Sylvia Scott, the daughter of Leslie Dahl and Verna Clarinda (Johnson) Dahl was born on February 3, 1948 in Thief River Falls, MN.  She was baptized at Alma Free Lutheran Church as a baby and later in 1964 was also confirmed there.

Sylvia was born an only child but she did not grow up as an only child because she was always surrounded by her cousins, Danny, and family.  Sylvia’s grandmother, Randina was known for being difficult.  Sylvia was the kind spirit that helped take care of her.

Growing up on the farm, she would begin her day doing the chores.  This included milking the cows, cleaning the calf pens, feeding the chickens and hogs, operating all the farm implements and working the fields.  Once the chores were done Sylvia would spend her fun time with the cousins and Danny down at the swimming hole, fishing, and hunting in the woods.  Night time activities included telling stories and the highlight of the evening was going coon hunting down in the eighty (woods).  Sylvia was very active in 4-H and Future Farmers of America.  She was musically talented, often playing the piano and singing at weddings and family get-togethers.  We cannot tell all the other stories that happened at the farm, the parents that are in heaven might come down and haunt us!

Sylvia attended junior college at Thief River Falls.  For her Sadie Hawkins dance she invited Dan Rymer.  Dan recalls she was wearing a pleated skirt with bright white nylon stockings.  Wow!

Sylvia went on to attend Moorhead State University and graduated with a BS degree in teaching.  After college, she loaded up her baby blue Volkswagen beetle and headed to the east coast to teach math.

When Sylvia returned from the east coast, she taught school in Warroad, MN for seven years, at which point she moved to Minneapolis and changed her career to computer programming.  It was there that met Charlie Scott, and retired at age 42.

Her retirement included many exciting activities; Ski trips, hunting and fishing trips all over the country including several trips to Alaska.  She was very active in her ski club - racing competitively.  Her favorite place to ski was Big Sky, Montana.  She was the first on the lift and the last one off; no one could keep up with her and racing the Black Diamond Trails was a fantastic adrenaline rush.

The quietness and stillness of fishing Lake of the Woods was another favorite pastime of Sylvia’s.  Reeling in the fighting northern and later eating the tasty walleye made for the perfect day.

Her quiet time included reading late into the night and in the morning she loved working Sudoku puzzles while enjoying breakfast with Dan.

During her travels and adventures, Sylvia always returned home to the farm - her favorite place.  Special times of the year were family reunions during the 4th of July and deer season.  Sylvia was an avid deer hunter with over 50 kills to her credit and she always field dressed her own deer.  She loved to hunt with the cousins, friends, and especially her goddaughter.

She is blessed and survived by her life partner, Daniel Rymer of Brooklyn Park, MN; step-daughters, Suzy (Terrence) Donohoe of Glendale, AZ, and Lisa Scott of Minneapolis, MN; step-grandchild, Leah Scott of California; goddaughter, Sydney Olson; many wonderful cousins, relatives, and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents; grandparents; several aunts and uncles.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests any memorials be sent to the Alma Lutheran Cemetery Fund, 28098 300th Street NW- Argyle, MN 56713.




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