Janet Marie Scott of Uvalde passed away on December 16, 2022, at Vitas Hospice in San Antonio at the age of 84.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 28, 2022, at 2 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, December 29, 2022, at 2 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Oaks in Del Rio. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Uvalde American Legion Post #479.
She was born on April 9, 1938, in The Village of Wellsville, New York to Sarah Bell (Miller) and Guy John Russell. She married Noel Eugene Scott in Bixby, Oklahoma on March 4, 1977. Janet served in the U.S. Army for 21 plus years as a medical nurse. Janet enjoyed a career in the military. She traveled to Okinawa and South Korea and had two tours of duty at West Point, New York. She worked at the U.S. Army Medical Center in Ryukyu Islands in Japan and Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, D.C. She was the 1st top NCO female to serve in the 2nd Infantry Division in South Korea. Her specialty was in the medical field after serving over 20 years and received many certificates for demonstrating her nursing abilities with outstanding proficiency as a clinical specialist in all her assignments. Her military bearing and leadership, nursing proficiency and dedication to duty reflect credit upon herself, the Nursing service of the United Stated Army Medical Center and the Women’s Army Corps. She was a member of the Uvalde American Legion Post #479. She would always say the best advise her mother gave her was to join the Army since the years were lean and there was never enough food to feed the family.
She is survived by her niece Peggy Russell of Illinois.
She is preceded in death by her loving husband, parents and sibling, Harold Eugene Russell, Cecil Andrew Russel, Mary Etta Russel, James Delbert Russell, Evelyn Belle Russell, Clyde Alford Russell, Frederick Monroe Russell, John Robert Russel, Joanne Lucille Russell, Samuel Preston Russell, Jane Mae Russell and Glenn David Russell. Janet and her husband lived in Del Rio for a few years and moved to Uvalde to be closer to the doctors in San Antonio. They both enjoyed going to the rodeo and bull riding events with their good friends, Yolanda and Johnny Moreno and their daughter, Emily. They also had the love of gardening and so they filled their little paradise at Quail Springs RV Park with blooming plants and concrete critters that she loved to paint. Janet did an awesome job with them. She enjoyed making scarfs and jewelry for Christmas gifts every year for her dear friends. She made so many that if they wanted to, they could wear a scarf everyday for our short winters. She also had a passion for putting puzzles together with her Winter Texan friends. As the pandemic started Janet was not able to see her friends as much, but made sure to call them every few days to check in. Her favorite place to have a Thanksgiving meal was at Neals in Concan with her friends Yolanda, Johnny and Emily.
Her friends would like to thank all the folks at Quail Springs, Vickie, Patsy, Nan, Pam and others for the love and care they gave Janet. The Veranda, Tru, Mikie and others, Cedar Ranch Memory Care in San Antonio, Candi, Heather, Blanca, Janet, April and others, and Vitas Hospice in San Antonio for all their loving care.
Yolanda, Johnny and Emily would also like to thank Janet and Noel for letting them be their friends. They honor your lives for the freedom you have served for this beautiful country we live in. God Bless us all. Till we see each other again, we love you……. I’m gonna tell you one more time, you’re one tough cookie, but soft in the middle.