Eleanor H. Scott | obituaries

Eleanor Hacking Scott, 85, of Trinity Center passed away peacefully on Aug. 24, 2022, following a brief illness. She was a strong, confident, accomplished woman who cared deeply for her family, and lived life to the fullest.

Born Feb. 18, 1937, in Vernal, Utah, Eleanor was the oldest of six children. Her strong will and determination came from her mother, Mildred Hacking, a schoolteacher, and her strong work ethic came from her father, Grant Hacking, a farmer/rancher. On the farm there was always hard work to be done, but still time on sunny afternoons to enjoy fresh watermelon, and swim in the irrigation canal, as well as many other adventures growing up in the country.

Eleanore graduated from Uintah High School in Vernal, Utah, in 1955, and then Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, in 1959, receiving her bachelor’s degree in Nursing. She was the president of the BYU Student Nurses Association, and a member of the BYU Student Nurses NCAA Basketball Team.

Eleanor loved being a nurse, and for the next 50+ years, devoted her life to the care and treatment of others. Starting as a Charge and Staff Nurse at Uintah County Hospital, her career included employment at Stanford University, BYU Health Center, Utah Valley Hospital, San Juan Hospital in Monticello, and Redding Medical Center (now Shasta Regional) where she worked for 42 years.

She is credited with saving many lives, including delivering a baby in her living room one evening for a couple who knew they wouldn’t make it to the hospital, but that Eleanore was just down the road. On another occasion, a young man had been run over by a boat on Trinity Lake and was bleeding profusely from multiple lacerations from the boat’s propeller. The young man asked Eleanor if he was going to die, to which she assured him, “Not on my watch.”

Eleanor loved her family and was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She loved swimming and boating on Trinity Lake, especially when her family could join. She also loved her small community of Trinity Center, sharing her time (and very often her opinion), with her many friends and acquaintances. Eleanor loved meeting new people, and it was not uncommon for her to meet a stranger in the morning and have them to the house for dinner that night as a new friend.

Eleanor was an accomplished pilot, often flying back and forth to work in Redding. She was a member of the Mount Shasta 99’s, the International Women’s Pilot Association, the Trinity County Pilot’s Association, and was a co-pilot in the “Palms to Pines” Air Race on four different occasions. She also served for many years with the Trinity Center Volunteer Fire Department as the Captain of Medical Services, and EMT Instructor.

Throughout her life, Eleanor was committed to the teachings of Jesus Christ, and knew one day he would call her home. She was a devout member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Weaverville, holding many church callings over the years.

Eleanor is survived by her husband of 56 years, Lynton “Lyn” Scott of Trinity Center; son Craig Scott (Vicki) of Yreka, daughter Marilyn Scott Cox (Dave) of Weaverville; stepchildren Mark Scott, Debbie Robbins and Steve Scott; brothers Brent and Doug Hacking, sister Barbara Hacking Hall; her beloved sister-in-law and long-time neighbor Mary Hamilton; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

She was preceded in death by sisters Sandra Ely, Marilyn Beesley and stepdaughter Julie Reichmann.

A viewing for family and friends will be held from 7 to 8 pm Friday, Sept. 2, at Trinity Alps Funeral Home in Weaverville.

Services will be held at 11 am Saturday, Sept. 3, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Weaverville, with a reception to follow. The Zoom link for their service is http://go.blend.com/weaverville.

Interment will be at the Trinity Center Cemetery later in the afternoon.

In lieu of flowers, if you happen to see a deer dining on someone’s apple tree, Eleanor would have appreciated you shooting it with a BB gun!

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