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Dorothy Mae (Elms) Scott Dorothy Mae (Elms) Scott, 97, passed away on February 22, 2018 in Buckeye, AZ surrounded by her children. She was born on December 20, 1920 in Glendale, AZ to Coke and Odie (Coor) Elms and raised on the first homestead below the Gillespie Dam. Dorothy enjoyed growing up on the desert, riding horses, working on the farm and also enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping, first with her family then with her husband, Noel Scott, whom she married in 1941, just prior to WWII. At the end of WWII Dorothy had saved enough from her job at Goodyear, where she built planes and worked in Quality Control, to put a down payment on their first home. In 1966 Dorothy won the contract for Star Route 1 out of Buckeye which went west of Buckeye, covering Palo Verde, Arlington, below the Gillespie Dam then headed east to cover Rainbow Valley. When Dorothy retired 15 years later the route had become so large it was divided into two routes. Dorothy was also a homemaker, active in her church, and her children's activities. She was predeceased by her husband, Noel, her brother, Sterling Elms and sisters, Victoria Elms and Sallie (Elms) Mirick. She is survived by her children Walter A. Scott, Sallie R. Scott, and Nancy E. Graham, four grandchildren, Paul Zelez, Scott Zelez, Lee Graham and Dorothy (Graham) Hoffman, 10 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren, plus many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Visitation was held Monday, February 26, 2018 at Ganley's Buckeye Funeral Home, 104 W Baseline Rd, Buckeye, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Graveside service were held Tuesday, February 27, at 9:00 am at the Louis B. Hazelton Memorial Cemetery, 23100 W Broadway Rd, Buckeye, with the funeral service following at 10:30 am at First Southern Baptist Church, 405 N 3rd St, Buckeye AZ. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Youth Camp Fund at First Southern Baptist Church, Buckeye, AZ. Arrangements handled by Ganley's Buckeye Funeral Home.
Published on  March 7, 2018
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