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Arlene Scott, 96, from Coeur d Alene, Idaho, passed away peacefully on November 6, 2022.
Arlene was born, July 25, 1926 in Gales Ferry, Connecticut to Morton and Edna Crawford. She grew up on a dairy farm, in Gales Ferry, and met Norman Scott when they were in high school, and they were married on April 8, 1945 in Gales Ferry, CT.
Arlene and Norman made their home in Gales Ferry, CT and raised a family, close to the farm where she grew up. Arlene stayed close with her parents and took care of her dad when he was diagnosed with cancer. Arlene was a caregiver and brought people into her home when they were in need. She became a surrogate mom to Arlene Johnson and her brother William Chiesi, bringing them from New York city area to spend time in the country. In the mid 60’s a Cuban refuge, Tony Talavera arrived at the local Methodist church without a place to stay. Arlene quickly convinced her husband that they should bring him home and Tony became family. Tony’s dad arrived, from Cuba, sometime later and he lived with the family as well.
Arlene loved to golf, she loved the ocean and boating. She loved gardening and she loved being a mom.
When Arlene’s husband passed in December of 2000, her childhood friend, Minnie, moved in with her. They lived it up and enjoyed being together again until Minnie’s passing. At that time, Arlene decided to move west to Coeur d alene, Idaho to be near one of her twin daughters, Carol and her husband Clay. Arlene started a whole new exciting chapter of her life, for 15 years she traveled, played golf, joined the Eagles club where she would dance the night away. She thrived in Coeur d Alene and said it was the best move she could have made.
Arlene is survived by her son Alan Scott and his wife Colleen of Brattleboro, VT, and her twin daughters Norma Scott of Albuquerque, NM and Carol Folda and her husband Clay of Coeur d Alene, ID. In addition she is survived by her adoptive son, Tony Talavera and his wife Cindy of San Gabriel, CA , Arlene Johnson and her husband Dr. Raymond Johnson of Mystic, CT and Arlene’s brother William Chiesi of Lewes, Delaware. She is also survived by many grandchildren and greatgrandchildren from Vermont to Idaho and California.
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