Scott Tracy

S. Scott Tracy, 86, Minot, passed away Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at a Minot hospital.

Scott was born Nov. 10, 1927, in Braddock, the son of Selden and Flora (Macdonald) Tracy. His family moved to Grand Forks in his early teens, where he graduated from Central High School in 1945. Scott joined the Army shortly after graduation and completed his basic training in Fort Belvoir, Va. Later, as a member of the Army National Guard, Scott was part of the first group called to active duty by President Truman at the start of the Korean War. He was a proud veteran and active member through the years in both the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion.

After his active duty ended, Scott returned to the University of North Dakota, where he met and fell in love with his future bride, Ellen May Goodwin. They were wed on Sept. 11, 1954. After graduating from UND, Scott and Ellen moved to Minot to start their lives together, mom as a nurse and dad as a teacher. Within two years, Scott moved into sales. Scott and Ellen were blessed with four children. In his later years, Scott brought many smiles to the citizens of Minot as a floral delivery driver for the Flower Box.

Scott spent over four decades as an active member of the Nodakords in Minot. He was a longtime member of First Presbyterian Church in Minot, and very active with the choir and church activities. He loved to spend time outdoors in his garden and seeing the happy faces of his children and grandchildren as they enjoyed the first peas of the year, still warm from the sunshine. He and Ellen were active bridge players, which he continued to enjoy even after Ellen’s passing.

Those who shared in Scott’s life were: his children, Stuart (Cheryl) Tracy, Bismarck, Curtis Tracy, Minot, Kathryn Stephens, Avon, Minn.; grandchildren, Alexis (Israel) Perez, Minot, Allison Tracy, Minot, Katelyn Tracy, of Alexandria, Minn., Reece, Scott and Paige Stephens, of Avon; great-grandson, Jordan Perez; and sisters, Helen Joersz, Bismarck, Joan Tracy, Bismarck, and Margaret “Peg” (Alf) Hulteng, Billings, Mont.

Scott was preceded in death by his wife, Ellen; parents, Selden and Flora Tracy; and daughter, Karen.

Memorials: Are preferred to the Nodakords.

Memorial service: Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, at 11 a.m., at First Presbyterian Church, Minot.

Visitation: Today, Jan. 15, from 4 to 7 p.m., at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot.

Interment: Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot.

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