Vivian Bernice Carnahan Scott, 92, of Carson City, Nev., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010.
She was the wife of the late Lawrence (Larry) Scott.
Born in Stratton, Ont. on June 6, 1918, Vivian was the daughter of the late Anna Corina Beckman and Horace MacGregor Carnahan.
She grew up in the area, graduating from Fort Frances High School, where she played on the basketball team.
She received her RN from McKeller Hospital in Fort William, Ont. (Thunder Bay) in 1941, and emigrated to the United States soon afterwards, later becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen.
She worked as a nurse at University Hospital in Ann Arbor, Mich., where she met and married Lawrence B. Scott on Dec. 31, 1942, a marriage lasting 60 years.
After World War II, Vivian’s primary focus was her family. She was a loving mother, gourmet cook, and consummate housewife.
She enjoyed hiking and camping in the Sierras and Cascades, and fishing from cabins in the Sierras and Rainy Lake. She also was an avid bird-watcher, gardener, golfer, bridge player, bowler, dog trainer, and rock hound.
As well, she loved to dance and enjoyed opera, ballet, and all types of music, taking up piano lessons in her late 60s.
Vivian had a life-long interest in nursing, being certified in several states, and was an active volunteer at Planned Parenthood, Carson Tahoe Hospital, RSVP, FISH, and with many other organizations.
She also was a member of the Carson City First Methodist Church.
Vivian is survived by her son and daughter-in law, Bruce and Beth Scott of Carson City, Nev.; daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy and Dave Sylvia of Carson City, Nev. and Linda Scott and Jamie Bennett of Jamestown, R.I.; sister, Frances Shelfantook of Fort Frances, Ont.; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a multitude of loving family and friends.
She was predeceased by her husband, Larry; one grandson; and siblings, Archie (Bud) Carnahan, Vera Carnahan, Marion Tibbetts, Fern Ballas, Richard (Dick) Carnahan, and Donna Egeland.
A celebration of Vivian’s life is planned for July at the family cabin on Hopkins Bay.