Val Scott, 88, died peacefully with her family by her side February 1, 2020 at her home in Escondido, California. A longtime resident of Escondido, Val was active at a young age and throughout her life. Val and her sister, Gloria started at a young age working on their family’s farm and taking care of the animals. She was involved in the school band and love to ride horses. Around 1952 she married and had 2 children, Steve and Teri. She shared her love of riding horses with her kids, took up camping, off-road racing and going to the desert with the family as well.
Val loved to travel around with her truck and travel trailer. Some of her favorite spots were Montana and Utah where she enjoyed hunting and fishing with family and friends. She started working at Titleist Golf in 1963 where she retired after 30 years. While working at Titleist she found her love for golf. She continued to play long after retirement, so much that her and a few of her golf partners are the founding members of the Reidy Creek Women’s Golf Club here in Escondido. Last month a bench was dedicated in her honor on hole 6, where she got 3 hole in ones, 2005, 2007 and 2014.
In 2002 she had a massive stroke but that didn’t stop her. After recovery she started back with golf and the YMCA for exercise. She did have an adventurous side with her love of motorcycles and getting a tattoo at age 72.
Val enjoyed being a volunteer for the Escondido Downtown Business Association, where she loved visiting with family and meeting new friends every Friday night at Cruising Grand. She is a Grandmother to 4 and a Great Grandmother to 11. She loved watching her grandkids at their sports events, taking them to the desert, traveling with her and playing golf. She enjoyed trips to the San Diego Safari Park with her granddaughters and great grandchildren, and as they got older look forward to watching them at their horse competitions. The highlights of her week were playing golf, going to the YMCA and lunch dates with her YMCA Friends.
She was a colorful lady in the community, always happy and friendly to everyone she met. Some would describe her as a “Spit Fire”, nothing stopped her. She lived life to the fullest, an inspiration to us all.
There will be a celebration of Val’s life on February 22, 2020 at 2pm – 5pm. For more information contact her family at 760-802-3455.
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