OBITUARY

Naomi Pearl Scott Almond

May 25, 1909March 12, 2018
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Naomi Pearl (Scott) Almond, 108, of McGaheysville,VA, died early Monday morning, March 12, 2018 at White Birch Communities assisted living home.

She was born May 25, 1909, in Rockingham County, and was the daughter of the late Harvey Haines and Florence Edmonia (Connell) Scott of Port Republic, VA.

Mrs. Almond was a lifetime resident of Rockingham County and after graduating from Port Republic High School in 1927 and State Teachers College at Harrisonburg – now James Madison University – in June 1930, she taught school in Rockingham County for 29 years at Mt. Pleasant School east of Elkton, Grottoes Elementary School, and McGaheysville Elementary School before retiring in 1974. She was a member of the McGaheysville United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school for many years, and a member of the Shenandoah Valley Chapter No. 76 of the Order of the Eastern Star until her death.

As a member of the local 4-H Club in 1929, she was selected to represent the club in a poultry-judging contest at Madison Square Garden in New York City, where she became the first female to win the New England Poultryman Trophy for first place in poultry judging.

She loved tending her vegetable garden and cooking at her home until becoming handicapped in August 2010 at theage of 101 with a broken hip, which caused her to be hospitalized and then moved to assisted living facilities for rehabilitation and assisted care. She was very grateful for all the tender loving care that was given to her by all of the loving and wonderful caretakers and administrators, and the friendship and kindness of her wonderful fellow residents, at White Birch Communities for over seven years.

On August 12, 1938, she married H. Hilton Almond, who preceded her in death on August 14, 1989. She is survived by one son, Henry H. (Hank) Almond, Jr. of Harrisonburg; one daughter, Elizabeth (Libby) Atkinson and husband, Donald Atkinson, of Rio Hondo, Texas and McGaheysville, VA; one brother, Joseph Kyle Scott of Hagerstown, MD; five grandchildren; one step grandchild; ten great-grandchildren; and two step great-grandchildren.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by four brothers: Dr. Charles W. Scott, Arthur R. Scott, Herman A. Scott and Harvey H. Scott; and one sister, Florence Virginia Wonderley.

After a brief service by the Shenandoah Valley Chapter No. 76 of the Order of the Eastern Star at 6:00 PM on Friday, March 16, the family will receive friends until 8:00 PM at the Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday morning, March 17, 2018 at 10:00 AM at McGaheysville United Methodist Church by Rev. Jim Wingert and Rev. Wayne Wright. Burial will follow in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery on Cemetery Rd. in McGaheysville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to McGaheysville United Methodist Church, 10106 McGaheysville Rd., McGaheysville, VA 22840.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.lindseyharrisonburg.com

  • FAMILY

  • Henry H. "Hank" Almond. Jr., Son
  • Elizabeth "Libby" Atkinson, Daughter
  • Donald Atkinson, Son-in-law
  • Joseph Kyle Scott, Brother
  • Five Grandchildren, Grandchildren
  • One Step-Grandchild, Step-Grandchild
  • Ten Great-Grandchildren, Great-Grandchildren
  • Two Step-Great-Grandchildren, Step-Great-Grandchildren
  • H. Hilton Almond, Husband
  • Florence Edmonia Connell Scott, Mother
  • Harvey Haines Scott, Father
  • Dr. Charles W. Scott, Brother
  • Arthur R. Scott, Brother
  • Herman A. Scott, Brother
  • Harvey H. Scott, Brother
  • Florence Virginia Wonderley, Sister
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Charles Scott
  • Bob Scott
  • Greg Shifflett
  • Brian Almond
  • Scott Almond
  • Billy Almond

Services

  • Shenandoah Valley Chapter #76 of the Order of Eastern Star Friday, March 16, 2018
  • Visitation Friday, March 16, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 17, 2018
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Naomi Pearl Scott Almond

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Vicki Dean Meadows

March 26, 2018

Mrs. Almond taught me at McGaheysville grade scool. I then waited on her at Kroger for quite a few years. I can still remember introducing her as my 5th grade teacher to the women I worked with. Prayers for the entire family and also her Sunnyside family

Peggy Pence

March 18, 2018

Libby and Henry, I am sorry to hear of your mother's passing. You were blessed to have had her in your lives for a very long time. She was such a nice lady and I enjoyed knowing her and being in her company. My deepest sympathy to each of you. Peggy Pence

Faye Shifflett

March 16, 2018

I went to see Mrs. Almond two to three weeks ago. Someone had given her a flower that was white and pink. The flower was so pretty that I moved the flower to where she could see it more easily and with eyes wide open she said thank you.

Elaine Harper Norton

March 16, 2018

Was sorry to hear of your loss. What a wonderful long life Pearl had. I have lots of memories of Pearl and, of course , memories of Henry and especially Libby because we did go to school together and also lived in the tenant house on the farm. Pearl was a substitute teacher when I was in 7th grade. She did have a good personality and a great sense of humor.
My condolences to all of you.

Betty (Cox) Moore

March 15, 2018

Hank, Libby and family, I am so sorry to hear of Mrs. Almond's passing. She was one of my favorite teachers at McGaheysville, and, I was a little afraid of being in a combination class for the first time, but she made it seem like we were all there to learn at the same level. She was a wonderful teacher and I developed a love of Virginia history from being in her class that year. She taught us so much about Virginia and its place in history during that year. Of course, going down to the Post Office almost every afternoon to spend time with your Dad, is also one of the favorite highlights of my childhood memories. My thoughts and prayers are with you both and your families at this time.

Dale Lam

March 15, 2018

Hank and Libby - sorry to hear of Pearl's passing, but so honored and touched to have her as a part of our extended Scott family. We always enjoyed her company, and I know that Mom held a special place in her heart for Pearl. We will unfortunately be out of town for the services, but wanted to extend our sympathy and wish you many fond memories.

Regards,

Dale Lam & family

VERONICA DE SANTIAGO ZUNIGA

March 14, 2018

I cant share just one memory about "grandma"... I have so many!! I will always remember that smile on her face mainly! I had the pleasure of being her caregiver for almost 5 years; she made my day everyday I saw her! Making sure she was happy was my main concern. I will never forget how she told me how to kill and pluck a chicken and how she told me she was going to prison for misbehaving at a middle school and me trying to keep a straight face! So many stories I could tell about just my personal time with you Grandma! You will ALWAYS hold a special part of my heart Grandma !! I love you Always and I will miss you more than you will ever know!! RIP

Carletta Life

March 14, 2018

I'm so sorry for your loss. She was a very sweet lady. I used to deliver her mail about 14 years ago. I enjoyed talking with her.

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Biography

Naomi Pearl (Scott) Almond, 108, of McGaheysville,VA, died early Monday morning, March 12, 2018 at White Birch Communities assisted living home.

She was born May 25, 1909, in Rockingham County, and was the daughter of the late Harvey Haines and Florence Edmonia (Connell) Scott of Port Republic, VA.

Mrs. Almond was a lifetime resident of Rockingham County and after graduating from Port Republic High School in 1927 and State Teachers College at Harrisonburg – now James Madison University – in June 1930, she taught school in Rockingham County for 29 years at Mt. Pleasant School east of Elkton, Grottoes Elementary School, and McGaheysville Elementary School before retiring in 1974. She was a member of the McGaheysville United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school for many years, and a member of the Shenandoah Valley Chapter No. 76 of the Order of the Eastern Star until her death.

As a member of the local 4-H Club in 1929, she was selected to represent the club in a poultry-judging contest at Madison Square Garden in New York City, where she became the first female to win the New England Poultryman Trophy for first place in poultry judging.

She loved tending her vegetable garden and cooking at her home until becoming handicapped in August 2010 at theage of 101 with a broken hip, which caused her to be hospitalized and then moved to assisted living facilities for rehabilitation and assisted care. She was very grateful for all the tender loving care that was given to her by all of the loving and wonderful caretakers and administrators, and the friendship and kindness of her wonderful fellow residents, at White Birch Communities for over seven years.

On August 12, 1938, she married H. Hilton Almond, who preceded her in death on August 14, 1989. She is survived by one son, Henry H. (Hank) Almond, Jr. of Harrisonburg; one daughter, Elizabeth (Libby) Atkinson and husband, Donald Atkinson, of Rio Hondo, Texas and McGaheysville, VA; one brother, Joseph Kyle Scott of Hagerstown, MD; five grandchildren; one step grandchild; ten great-grandchildren; and two step great-grandchildren.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by four brothers: Dr. Charles W. Scott, Arthur R. Scott, Herman A. Scott and Harvey H. Scott; and one sister, Florence Virginia Wonderley.

After a brief service by the Shenandoah Valley Chapter No. 76 of the Order of the Eastern Star
at 6:00 PM on Friday, March 16, the family will receive friends until 8:00 PM at the Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday morning, March 17, 2018 at 10:00 AM at McGaheysville United Methodist Church by Rev. Jim Wingert and Rev. Wayne Wright. Burial will follow in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery on Cemetery Rd. in McGaheysville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to McGaheysville United Methodist
Church, 10106 McGaheysville Rd., McGaheysville, VA 22840.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.lindseyharrisonburg.com