Eleanor Jean Lorz Scott, born in Wauconda on Nov. 28, 1922 to Anna Jean Laurie Lorz and Cornelius William Lorz, passed away in Davenport, Wash. on Sept. 1, 2008.
Eleanor graduated from high school in Tonasket in 1941 and attended business college in Spokane. She then went to work for Governor George Parks in Alaska distributing homesteads. Later she returned to work in Spokane where she met her husband Harry Scott. They had three children who they raised in Davenport.
Eleanor was an avid reader and enjoyed studies of the universe by famous investigating authors. She also appreciated fine music. Over the years, Eleanor worked for a variety of law firms and government agencies. For the past 28 years she had been assisting her son Paul at his motel in Davenport.
Six brothers and two sisters preceded Eleanor in death. She was also preceded in death by her children’s father, Harry Scott and more recently, her son-in-law, Errold Sutter. Her survivors include one brother, Jack (Eleanor) Lorz of Tonasket, children Elaine Scott Sutter and Paul Scott, both of Davenport and Randy (Sue) Scott of Richland. She had two step-grandchildren, six step-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews, many of whom reside in the greater Tonasket/Oroville area. Niece, Karen McDaniel Harken of Spokane (daughter of the late Margaret McDaniel Yarnell of Ellisforde), assisted with Eleanor’s end of life caregiving.
The Neptune Society is handling final arrangements. At Eleanor’s request, no funeral service is being held. Family will gather at a private ceremony to spread her ashes at Wauconda. Memorial donations may be made in Eleanor’s honor to the Lincoln Hospital Foundation in Davenport.