Marie Ann Nelson Scott
In loving memory of Marie Ann Scott (Nelson), Marie was born in Ganado, Arizona August 18, 1943 and lived in Baalakai with her paternal grandparents and parents. She died peacefully surrounded by family, at the age of 75 years. This happened Sunday morning, September 30, 2018. Marie was especially known for the love that she showed to both family and friends. She enjoyed sewing, spending time with her grandchildren telling stories and attending Medicine Dances, Sundances and Powwows. Marie was a member of the Navajo Nation, her Navajo name was “Ne-Na’ Haas-Bah’” (Soldiers Came Back from War) from the Tsenjikini (Rock House) clan and reigned as Ms. Colorado Indian Reservation Queen in Arizona and later became Ms. Indian Arizona of 1965-66.
Marie, graduated from Phoenix Indian School and later from Haskell, in Lawrence KS, and acquired the education that led to 37 years of service with the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Reality. It was during her service in Parker, Arizona that she found the love of her life when she met, and later married, Gilbert (Sonny) Scott II. He was a Crow Tribal member of Crow Agency, MT. Gilbert and Marie made their homes in Parker, Arizona, Yakama Reservation in Washington and Hardin, Montana.
Marie A. Nelson Scott, was the oldest of ten siblings, her parents were Dick Nelson and Beatrice Talliman. Her living sisters include: Wilma (Ernie) Storm, Gladys (Willie) Fisher, Adrie (late Robert) Fisher. Her living brothers include Michael and Fred Nelson. Marie has four children Marchelle (Sarah Takes Horse) Nelson, Gilbert Scott III, and Chris (Cleora) Scott Sr. and Daniel (Varina) Scott. Marie also has nine grandchildren: Isaiah Scott, Christopher Scott Jr, Xavier Scott, Larissa Scott, Christian Nelson, Demetrius Scott, Daniel Scott Jr, Rodney Scott and Kae Ari Scott. Marie is preceded in death by her husband; parents; sister Thelma Louise and brothers, Evans, Henry and Christopher; and son Daniel George.
A special thanks goes out to those who helped to dignify her, to honor her, and show her respect. Her extended family and friends, include the Talliman, Denny, Nobles from the Navajo Reservation; the Pinkham and Sam families from the Yakama Reservation; the White Clay, Yellowtail, Old Bull, Duchein, Old Horn, Old Coyote, Pretty on Top, Yellowmule, Hogan, Medicine Horse, LaRance, Tushka and Old Elk families from the Crow Reservation; and many others, as well, to all her spiritual family of the Sundance and the local congregation of Apsaalokee Baptist Church, led by Pastor Johnathan Lawton. We have a large family we apologize if we missed anyone.
Marie’s memorial service will be at 10:00 AM., Oct. 3, 2018 at Bullis Mortuary, in Hardin, all are welcome to attend the services. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.bullismorturary.com.
Marie Ann Nelson Scott