Services: Have been held.
Mrs. Ruth Scott, 87, of Clovis, died Monday, July 14, 2003, at Laurel High Plains Nursing Center in Clovis.
She was born on Nov. 25, 1915, in Milnesand, to Ada Bell and Albert E. Williamson.
She was the first baby recorded born in the Milnesand community, where she attended the Milnesand School. She married Jim Scott in 1931. They made their home in Milnesand for several years. From the late 1930s until about 1945 they operated a store and post office at Crossroads where she was the postmaster. In 1946 they moved to a farm and ranch in the Upton community near Floyd. In the late 1960s they operated Scott’s Hideaway Hobby Shop on the farm. She continued to operate the store until the end of 1975 when her health forced her to move to the Retirement Ranch in Clovis, where she lived for 27 years. Family members said she enjoyed singing.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Ted Williamson; a sister, Naomi Williamson; a niece, Marilyn Williamson; and by her husband.
She is survived by a brother, A.E. Williamson (and wife, Faye) of Roswell; a sister-in-law, Marjorie “Mrs. Ted” Williamson of Milnesand; a niece, Carolyn Graham (Lyman) of Roswell; two nephews, Teddy Williamson (Elizabeth Ann) of Milnesand and Jim Williamson (Patty) of Plano, Texas; three great-nephews, Jim Williamson Jr., Mark Williamson and Matt Williamson; three great-nieces, Celeste Benefield (Jason) of New Orleans, La., Camille Graham of Las Cruces and Camaryn Graham of Roswell; and a great-great-niece, Jaslin Benefield.
The Rev. Lyman Graham will officiate, assisted by Nelson Rector
Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.