Emalie (Yusi) Scott, Tonasket, passed away on Jan. 25, 2008 following a courageous seven year battle with cancer.
Emalie was born on May 24, 1943 in Okanogan to Otto and Francis Yusi. She grew up and graduated in Okanogan with the Class of 1961. In 1962 she married her high school sweetheart, Fred Scott. They lived on the coast until 1964, when they came back and settled in Tonasket.
Emalie’s joy in life was her husband, children, grandchildren, family and friends. Throughout the years, she has acquired numerous friends that she will miss dearly and they will truly miss her. She expressed repeatedly her overwhelming love for all of her family and friends. During her lifetime in Tonasket she worked at the phone company, Atchison’s Logging, the banks and an insurance company, as well as doing the books for the family business. She was also very active in Bible study, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, bridge clubs and bowling league. But her greatest job and joy was being a mother, a grandmother and caring for her family and her home.
She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Fred; her son, Clay and his two kids, Mike and Shelby of Tonasket; her son Gregg (Tracy) and their two kids, Sasha and Shala of Sumner, Wash.; her daughter, Marilee (Troy) Nielsen and their two kids, Sydney and Treven of Federal Way, Wash.; and her son, Lyle (Mindy) and their two kids, Lucas and Lyndzi of Tonasket; her mother, Francis Yusi Jones of Okanogan; her sisters, Charlene (David) Phelps and Ann (John) Lafferty of Okanogan; her brothers, Otto (Sharon) Yusi and Brent (Janet) Yusi of Okanogan; as well as numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Charles and Frances Hassenpflug; and her father, Otto Lyle Yusi.
A memorial service was held Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008 at 1 p.m. at the Community Church/United Church of Christ in Tonasket, with Pastor Leon Alden officiating.
Legacy Memorial Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.