Dorothy Aldean Scott Quillen
May 17, 1935 – April 7, 2019
Dorothy Aldean Scott Quillen, 83 years old, went to be with our Lord on April 7, 2019. A proud native of Tampa, Florida, she was born on May 17, 1935 to Serena Rosario Litrico Scott, from the Island of Roatan in the Bahia Islands, and Samuel Alden Gressman Scott, born in Cayman Brac. Being the second oldest of six children, with two parents that worked, she and her sister, Mertie Alice, often helped with the cooking, household duties and care of their younger siblings, Lloyd Alden, Janette Serena, Elizabeth, and Lawrence Litrico Scott.
Dorothy attended Buffalo Elementary, Memorial Junior High and Hillsborough High School, graduating in 1953. She always spoke fondly of her time at HHS. For many years, she looked forward to serving on the committee to plan reunions so that she and her friends would have yet another reason to fellowship together.
Dorothy met her husband James C. M. Quillen in January of 1954 at Nebraska Avenue Methodist Church. It is one of the sweetest love stories ever told. He proposed on her birthday, May 17. The two married on October 2, 1954. They were married for 64 years and lived in South Tampa and Wesley Chapel for most of their married lives.
Dorothy, or Dottie, as she was affectionately called by her friends, was always a diligent worker. She was employed as a secretary/stenographer in the insurance business for many years, which is where she met her boss Edgar A. Hinson. When he went back to school to become an attorney, she worked at Robinson High School and Lanier Elementary School. After he finished law school, Mr. Hinson asked her to work with him in his law practice. She continued working with him as his judicial assistant once he became a judge in the 13th Judicial Court in Hillsborough County. She worked for Mr. Hinson for a total of 32 years. She continued working in this capacity until she retired.
Dorothy was a devoted wife and mother, always putting her family’s needs before her own. Her happiest times were times she spent with her family, whether vacationing, spending time at the beach or dancing the night away. Oh, how she loved to dance! And then there were the game nights with the card games, charades, and Guesstures! Any time was a good time, as-long-as she was with the ones she loved. Dorothy also took up the hobby of painting, leaving many beautiful paintings for her family to appreciate and remember her by.
Dorothy is survived by her husband James C. M. Quillen; her daughter, Cynthia Lynn (Fred Farias); her son, James C. M. Quillen, II and her daughter, Linda Sue Conlon (Tim Conlon); her grandchildren, Jennifer Marie Clark, Ashley Dianne Quillen, Jamie Jo Quillen, James C. M. Quillen III and James (J.B.) Arthur Bruns, II, will miss her dearly. She will also be remembered fondly by her great grandchildren, Jayden Johnson, William Clark, Samuel Clark, Michael Lester and Ava Johnson. Dorothy also leaves behind many cousins and dear friends.
The family will receive friends at Hyde Park United Methodist Church at 500 W. Platt Street, Tampa, Florida 33606. Visitation will start at 10:00 am. The memorial service will start at 11:00 am, Friday April 12, 2019. Reception to follow.
Thank you to all family and friends who have lovingly supported our family. We love you!
- Dorothy is survived by her husband James C. M. Quillen; her daughter, Cynthia Lynn (Fred Farias); her son, James C. M. Quillen, II and her daughter, Linda Sue Conlon (Tim Conlon); her grandchildren, Jennifer Marie Clark, Ashley Dianne Quillen, Jamie Jo Quillen, James C. M. Quillen III and James (J.B.) Arthur Bruns, II, will miss her dearly. She will also be remembered fondly by her great grandchildren, Jayden Johnson, William Clark, Samuel Clark, Michael Lester and Ava Johnson. Dorothy also leaves behind many cousins and dear friends.
- Gathering Friday, April 12, 2019
- Memorial Service Friday, April 12, 2019
Dorothy Aldean Scott Quillen
April 12, 2019
Dear Coach and the Quillen family,
The entire Pate family is truly saddened to learn of Mrs Q’s passing. She was a wonderful woman - a parent and grandparent to each of us growing up on Quail Run Drive. I remember spending a day with her in Tampa at the courthouse, getting to meet The Judge and catching a glimpse of what her decades of public service entailed. She was passionate, caring and so incredibly pleasant to be around. I remember when you (Coach) built your dance room - what joy that brought her. I know she is waiting in heaven - humming old Blue eyes and marveling at the joy her family brought her. Sending our deepest sympathies in your time of grief.
April 9, 2019
To The Quillen Family -So sorry for your loss may God give you stremght and comfort for the days to come .Mrs.Dorothy Aldean Scott Quillen was a special women perhaps an Angel because your family is simply beautiful and in spirit also heaven is smiling Love Bessie
April 9, 2019
Dear Quillen Family,
So Sorry for the loss of Dorothy. She was a great lady with a lot of class. Such a warm and gracious person who loved life and loved all the people around her. She will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this most difficult time.
God Bless all of the Quillen Families.