Clara May Scott, 83
Feb. 28, 1933 — Dec. 10, 2016
With family at her side, Clara May (Colclasure) Scott took her final breath Saturday, Dec. 10, at Golden Age Manor. She was 83. Clara was born Feb. 28, 1933, in Ontonagon, Michigan, to Roscoe and Nancy (Lowe) Colclasure. She was a 1951 graduate of Ontonagon Area High School.
Clara attended the Henry Ford Hospital School of Nursing, graduating in 1954. She married Richard B. Scott in March of 1955. They eventually settled in West Bend, where they raised two sons and a daughter. In 1961, Clara began a 25-year career at St. Joseph’s Community Hospital. She began working part time as an RN when her children were young. She eventually became night shift nursing supervisor and later a unit supervisor in the medical/surgical department. She was the supervisor the night of the West Bend tornado in April 1981. She received many accolades for her performance that night and gave several presentations to various medical organizations about the lessons learned. In 1986, she received a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Alverno College, attending classes nights and weekends. After St. Joseph’s, Clara worked as an RN or nursing supervisor for several different medical organizations in both Tucson, Arizona, and Wisconsin. In 2010, Clara and Richard moved back to Wisconsin to be closer to family, especially their grandchildren. They settled in Amery. Clara was a caring, creative and gentle person. Her sense of humor was a constant source of joy. She enjoyed reading and a good piece of chocolate. Her friends and family were her greatest loves.
Clara is survived by her children, Bruce (Kathleen) of Amery, Timothy (Louise) of Cambridge, and Catherine of Tucson, Arizona; grandchildren, Nichole, Tyler, Madeline and Elizabeth; sister, Shirley (Edward) Skoviak; brother, Jack (Bonnie) Colclasure; sister-in-law, Katherine Colclasure; brother-in-law, Michael Rubich; sister-in-law, Merrie Carol (James) Daniels; sister-in-law, Stella Giesau; and many dear nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; mother- and father-in-law, Bruce and Elsie Scott; brothers, Merle and Robert Colclasure; sister, Mary Jane Rubich; and brother-in-law, Robert Scott.
A visitation with a time of sharing to follow will be held from 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17 at the Williamson-White Funeral Home (222 Harriman Ave. N., Amery, WI, 54001) with the Rev. Barry Schaefer officiating. A memorial service and internment will occur in May in Ontonagon, Michigan.
The family would like to thank the staff of Golden Age Manor for the exceptional care Clara received for the past four years. They would also like to thank Adoray Home Health and Hospice as well.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Williamson-White Funeral Home and Cremation Services. To sign an online guest book and view a video tribute online please visit www.williamsonwhite.com.