Mary Lou Scott
July 22, 1949 – March 17, 2020
Obituary – Mary Godfrey Scott
Mary G. Scott, 70, of Denton, passed away from ALS on Mar 17, 2020, at a hospice facility in Carrollton, with her family by her side.
Mary was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on July 22, 1949, to Todd and Marcella Godfrey and lived there until she turned ten when her family moved to Arlington, Texas. She graduated from Arlington High School (’67) and attended Arlington State College (now UT Arlington). She and Jeff married in 1972 and immediately moved to Saudi Arabia where for seven years they enjoyed many adventures and opportunities to travel in that part of the world. In Saudi Arabia, they resided for five years in Al-Khobar, where their first child, Doug, was born, and for two years in Khamis Mushayt; their second child, Travis, was born while Mary was on home leave. After returning to the States, they resided in Arlington for two years and then moved to Keller where they lived for a number of years and where their sons were raised. Jeff then accepted a job opportunity in the Northeast, so they struck out for more adventures, living in Baltimore, Maryland, for a year and then for five years in Massachusetts, where they resided in Millbury. They moved to Denton in 2004 to enjoy grandkids and care for aging parents.
While in Massachusetts they became hard core birdwatchers, and over the next many years traveled to various places to see and enjoy different kinds of birds. Destinations included Cape Cod, Maine, the Lower Rio Grande Valley, Big Bend, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, New Mexico, Florida, a grand tour to Alaska, Washington State, Trinidad and Tobago, Panama, Peru and Ecuador. She and Jeff always felt that birds are God’s little jewels for us to savor and enjoy.
Mary was musically gifted and enjoyed singing and playing her guitar. She had an uncanny ability to pick out tunes and many enjoyable hours were spent singing along with her.
Mary enjoyed sharing her musical gift at her church. She was a person of deep faith and loved being a part of her St Mark parish and ACTS community.
Mary is survived by her husband Jeff, son Doug and his wife Kelly of Carrollton, their children, Jonah, Leo and Tessa, and son Travis and his wife Nicole of Denton, their children, Taylor, Madelaine, Caleb, Timmy, Lily and Benjamin. She so loved her grandkids. In addition, she is also survived by her brothers, Todd Godfrey and his wife Theresa, Bob Godfrey and his wife Sherry, and sister Shari Barham and numerous nieces and nephews.
There have been many people involved in Mary’s caregiving during her journey for which we are most grateful. Special thanks and our love go to Ceci and Rob Sutter for their daily assistance and counsel, Susan Jenkins, Mary’s special friend from their high school days, and sister Shari for their support and encouragement.
A rosary in her honor and memorial Mass will be held at St Mark Catholic Church, 6500 Crawford Rd, Argyle, at a date to be determined. Interment will be at Roselawn Memorial Park in Denton.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Mary’s honor to help fund ALS research through the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) at www.mdausa.org/donate or a check can be mailed to MDA, 8131 LBJ Freeway, Suite 440, Dallas, TX 75251.
No services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Mary Lou Scott
March 30, 2020
I knew Mary briefly as grandmother to Jonah, Leo and Tessa, my music students. She was a queen and inspiration! Rest in peace, sweet one. Comfort and the best of memories remain with your family.
Love and Prayer,
March 23, 2020
God bless all of you. Mary was a dear friend and lovely spirit. We will always treasure her and her beautiful voice.
March 20, 2020
So sad to hear of Mary's death. Remember her from High school. She was like me a little Tom boyish ha. May you be in God's hands now.
March 20, 2020
Jeff, I always felt you and Mary were just long lost friends and still have very fond memories even though it’s been about 50 years. Your early travels made me want to see the world too. So sorry to see this about Mary. Here’s a big hug to you and I hope only the best for you and your family. David
March 20, 2020
Mary was our neighbor on Alaska Street. She was a very beautiful person, & I was lucky to have her as a neighbor. She would play her guitar and sing songs while trying to teach me to sing. I was a lost cause, but she would never give up.
March 18, 2020
I had the pleasure of graduating from high school with Mary and going on to UTA where we were pledge sisters in Avolante which became Zeta Tau Alpha. Mary was such a joy to know and I loved hearing her sing and play the guitar. We reconnected on Facebook a few years ago and I had fun reading her stories of their trip to South America and we discussed her love of birding, I know she will be missed by all her family and friends and I'm so happy I had the pleasure of knowing her for so many years.