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Virgil, Evelyn Scott, 1921-1995

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Mary S Taylor

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 6:10 am    Post subject: Virgil, Evelyn Scott, 1921-1995 Reply with quote

Santa Rosa Press Democrat, CA, October 3, 1995, page B2
Evelyn Scott Virgil, one of three women who helped bring sewers to Glen Ellen through a successful sewer assessment district bond election, died Sept. 18 of cancer at her Glen Ellen home. She was 74. Virgil, born in Bowling Green, Ky., was a woman of many talents who was proud of her family history. Her father, Harry Thistle Scott, managed the Ford Motor Co. plant in Cork, Ireland, where Fordson tractors were assembled. In her home, she proudly displayed her father's Ford Motor Co. Star Badge No. 3. Henry Ford, whom she met, was No. 1. Charles Sorensen, another top Ford executive, was No. 2. Ford, she recalled, insisted his executives' children take square dancing classes. She said Ford often dropped in to see how the children were doing. Her husband, Philip Virgil of Glen Ellen, said his wife's father got into an argument with Henry Ford and quit. ''He left the company because he saw no future in automobiles,'' her husband said. She married her first husband, Roy Rudberg, in 1941. The couple had a son, Eric, who died in 1967. She moved to Mountain View in the early 1950s, did bookkeeping for various firms and then formed her own bookkeeping service. After a divorce, she remarried and moved to Glen Ellen. In a community battle with state water officials, she joined forces with two other women, Marjorie Everidge and Irene March, and pushed through the sewer bond election for Glen Ellen. Virgil was involved with Girl Scouting and also played piano, organ and flute. She enjoyed cooking and baking and had an extensive collection of cookbooks and recipes. Because of a fondness for quail, lupines and poppies, she collected items and worked the themes into stained-glass windows and handpainted ceramic tiles. She also found time to do master-quality needlepoint pieces after studying with leading teachers. She was a member of the Redwood Stitchers in Santa Rosa, the Humboldt County Chapter of the Embroidery Guild of America and the American Needlepoint Guild. In addition to her husband, Virgil is survived by her stepson, Spencer Virgil of Sacramento; and sister, Patricia Guilmette of Detroit. Private inurnment will be at El Carmelo Cemetery in Pacific Grove. Arrangements were made by Duggan's Mission Chapel in Sonoma. Memorial donations are preferred to the Glen Ellen Association, P.O. Box 448, Glen Ellen 95442.

VIRGIL EVELYN SCOTT 1921 09 07 SHERRY SCOTT FEMALE KY SONOMA 1995 09 18 382126984 74
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