Elizabeth T. Scales
May 16, 1926 – July 17, 2019
Elizabeth Tuttle Scales, of Cary, NC, passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at the age of 93.
Born in New York City in 1926, she lived for many years in Little Falls, NJ before moving to Cary, NC in 1991.
She was preceded in death by her husband, David Scales.
She is survived by her brother, Martin Porter Tuttle, four sons, Russell and wife Joanna, David and wife Judy, Jonathan, and Mark and wife Chrissy. She is also survived by 9 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and many dear and loved family and friends.
A talented artistic soul, she was able to make anything beautiful. Always creating, she expressed her art through watercolors, gardening, flower arranging, cooking and sewing. She loved to sing and was a longtime choir member at Colonial Baptist Church. She also performed her favorite, The Messiah, with the Cary Community Choir for many years. She was happiest making memories with her family on the water (herself a sailor and adventurer) in Sag Harbor, NY and Emerald Isle, NC. She will be remembered for her special ability to connect with people. She was a friend to all. A true woman of God who “walked the talk”, shared her faith, and brought joy to anyone she crossed paths with. One of a kind, she made the world a better place while she was in it. In the end, she was surrounded by those who loved her so much.
A memorial service celebrating Elizabeth will be held Friday, August 2nd, 11 am at Colonial Baptist Church, 6051 Tryon Rd, Cary NC 27518. The family will receive friends before the service beginning at 10 am and following the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Colonial Baptist Church Choir, the Cary Community Choir (carycommunitychoir.org), or to a charity of your choice.
No services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Elizabeth T. Scales
August 2, 2019
It was an honor to meet Elizabeth through her son Mark. We had some great talks and you could tell that she was in love with her Savior Jesus Christ. She loved her boys and prayed over them faithfully and their families. I will continue to pray for the family during this time.
In Christ love,
Cheryl (Ebersole) Costerisan
July 31, 2019
I have so many happy memories of "Aunt Bette" from my childhood years. One that stands out is from the first Christmas after my mom died - just one month to the day after her passing. Uncle Dave and Aunt Bette brought Christmas gifts for all 5 of us children to my grandparents' home, where we were living. I remember mine well: a corner kitchen cupboard, constructed of heavy cardboard - the kind you had to assemble. ('Remember those pieces of playhouse furniture??!) I treasured that gift for years to come!
I also remember spending time in the Scales' home, enjoying their hospitality. Probably my first awareness of the beauty and joy of floral arranging came from Aunt Bette's artistry. I remember her mantle at Christmastime...and to this day, I find inspiration from those early images and the time spent with Aunt Bette. She was a dear friend to our mom, as were both she and Dave to our whole family. I will never forget their kindness and love toward us, especially in our time of loss after our mother's death in 1964.
The Scales family is in my prayers, and I send my love to each of you in your time of loss.
July 31, 2019
Dear Scales family,
I am happy to have come to know Mrs. Scales. She referred to me as her friend Bonita. I am going to miss her. May God give you peace and comfort in the days to come. “To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.” Isaiah 57:1. Blessings!
Doris Waldrop Mincks
July 29, 2019
Precious Scales Family, Bette and I go back many years to Brookdale Baptist Church as do the Dugans. I was known there by my maiden name, Doris Ebersole, and have known and loved Bette and you boys and families. After losing my first husband 18 yrs ago, I became closer to Bette through my loss. Years ago at Sag Habor,we enjoyed surfing together, and in my widow years, times of praying and sharing together. I will miss Bette greatly, and send my love to you dear boys and families and my earnest prayer for you in this time of great loss.
July 27, 2019
Elizabeth was such a dear friend to me. I have so many wonderful memories of our times together from yard sales to just sitting on her screened porch in Troon laughing, chatting, and praying together. She was so kind and funny and humble, but feisty when she needed to be. I'm so sorry for your family's great loss of such a precious woman of God.
July 25, 2019
Sorry about your loss. I pray for the Lord to comfort each family member. I attended Colonial with your Mother. We were neighbors in Troon for many years. She was so kind and always had a smile to share.
Don & Karen Dugan
July 25, 2019
We go way back to when all our families attended Brookdale, what great memories we have of your mother and your father. Your father a big tease and your mother so talented especially when she so beautifully decorated Brookdale with the huge display of poinsettias all across the front of the church and the live trees, it was amazing. Your mom was my inspiration into flowers.
We were thrilled to see your mom at Colonial when we first moved to Holly Springs six years ago, and she still remembered Don & me and our parents after all these years.
We have been praying for each of you, please accept our most sincere and loving sympathy.
Karen & Don Dugan
Sue McGee Wind
July 24, 2019
Elizabeth was truly beautiful inside and out. I sang with her in choir and Cary "Messiah" and at Woodland Terrace (one time). She had a beautiful smile for everyone and a joyful spirit.
May our Lord comfort your souls with sweet memories, His Word, and His promise of heaven. May He carry you through the coming days.