Eulah Ann Scott Grieve, beloved mother, grandmother, friend, child, sister, cousin, wife and person extraordinaire, passed quietly into the night of April 17, 2020. She was simply remarkable and will be missed by the many people and animals she touched throughout her life of giving and loving without condition.
Born March 28, `1932, in Casper to John Edmond Scott and Eulah Oldham Scott, she attended school in Casper, graduating from Natrona County High School. Following her marriage to Burton W. Grieve in December 1950, she and Burt lived on Ranches in Zero, Mont., and Ft. Laramie until 1972, when she moved to Torrington. She obtained her Associate Degree in Business at Eastern Wyoming Community College and moved to Denver, Colo.
She subsequently lived in California, Utah, Colorado and Arizona as she worked for a variety of organizations in office management. She made friends everywhere and managed to find time to volunteer while actively participating in the lives of her family and friends. She was a member of the Wyoming Cow-Belles, Eastern Star and P.E.O.
She was, in many ways, a contradiction, but it suited her. She was raised to be a lady by her southern- born parents; she knew her books of etiquette and lived them, she was a tomboy and adored her older brother, John E. Scott Jr. She wore the correct gloves for the occasion and knew which china to use for an informal brunch and was always very proper. Red lipstick went with everything and a Snickers Bar was her go-to food. She could wrestle calves, dig a post hole, saddle and ride a horse, flip bales, fix fence and out-work most men on the ranch. She was an outstanding cook and somehow, always had enough food and beds for the many friends, family and strangers that wandered by. She could walk faster than most anyone could run. She loved to sing and had a beautiful voice. She could make a piano come to life. She lived her life fully with the highs and lows that come with a life well lived yet never managed to acquire more than a few strands of grey hair. She was always excited to try something new, do something different, travel somewhere she had never been.
The least judgmental, most open-minded of people, she had friendships lasting more than 80 years and continued to make friends literally right up until she took her last breath. She befriended and loved the most unlikely of people; all races, nationalities, genders, ages, and professions and they loved her right back. She never met an animal she didn’t love. She was smart as a whip and genuinely curious about the world, interested in people and world events and counted on her grandchildren to keep her up to date on the latest music, dance crazes and fashion.
She fiercely loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchild: Bob (Marcia), Jon, Meg (Tyler) and Zane Scales, Madeline (Stefan) Runstrom; Dianne (George) Chewning and sons, Dru and Cole Meskan; Scott (Joan), Andy (Cate) and Sam; Suzanne (Charles) Bradley, Taryn (Eric) Cohen, Brynn, Alexa and Kiah.
She was preceeded in death by her former husband, Burt; parents, Jack and Eulah Scott; her brother, John Scott; granddaughter, Whitney Meskan; and, many well-loved family members and friends.
A memorial is being planned for a later date; details will be forthcoming. If you would like to make a donation in her memory, please make it to your local animal shelter. She would have liked that.