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Community Pulse - January 8, 2010


Elizabeth Haggerty

Elizabeth (Bettie) Haggerty, 88, died of pneumonia Dec. 27 at Sunny View Manor in Cupertino, where she had lived for the past several years.

She was a purchasing agent for Singer Electronics and lived in Palo Alto for many years. She enjoyed bowling, golf, gardening and was an accomplished seamstress.

She is survived by a grandson, Tony Harris of Thornton, Colo.; two great-grandsons; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

Jean Scott

Jean Scott (Barbara Jean Scott), 81, of Palo Alto, died from chronic lung problems Dec. 29.

She was born in Idaho Springs, Colo., to Frank (Pop) and Velma Cranmer, and was raised in Colorado, Arizona and California.

She married the love of her life, Charles Scott, shortly after WWII. They raised their children in Alaska and California, where he was stationed with the Coast Guard. The family moved to Palo Alto in 1960, where Jean became active in the PTA, Campfire Girls, Covenant Presbyterian Church, and community affairs.

A tireless volunteer for her church and other organizations, she was always cheerful and upbeat. She was the person everyone called when something needed doing, and she always found the time to help others, loved ones said.

She spearheaded the campaign to turn the former neighborhood drive-in movie theater into what is now Greer Park, an ongoing city project. She remained active up until her final illness, working in the food closet, volunteering through Avenidas, and going to concerts. She was a wonderful cook, and loved her garden and the outdoors.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Charles Scott of Palo Alto; children (Charles Jr., Judy, & Donna); five grandchildren; three siblings; and dozens of nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Palo Alto at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 23

Donations in her memory are being accepted by Sempervirens to the Jean Scott Redwood Tribute Fund (650-968-4509; and by the Jean Scott Memorial Fund at Covenant Presbyterian Church (650-494-1760;


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