Mae W. Scott, restorer of vintage Chevrolets

January 14, 2009|By FREDERICK N. RASMUSSEN

Mae W. Scott, an avid gardener who also enjoyed restoring vintage Chevrolets, died Jan. 7 of lung cancer at St. Joseph Medical Center. She was 70.

Mae Wales was born in St. Paul, Minn., and raised in Arlington, Va., where she graduated from Marymount High School.

She studied for two years at Auburn University in Auburn, Ala., before marrying William Scott in 1957 and moving to Lutherville.

She had been an active member and served as president of the York Manor Garden Club and had been an active member and Eucharistic minister at Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ Roman Catholic Church in Timonium.

Since 1979, she and her husband, a retired Bendix Radio engineer and manager, had lived in Phoenix in Baltimore County.

Mrs. Scott resumed her garden club activities when she joined the Manor Garden Club and served as the organization's president. She was also a member of the Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland, where she had held numerous positions.

Mrs. Scott also held memberships in the National Garden Club, Maryland Horticultural Society, Daffodil Society and Ikebana International.

Mrs. Scott enjoyed restoring antique Chevrolets with family members and particularly enjoyed doing interior work and photographically documenting the work.

She was a member of the Freestate Region of Vintage Chevrolet Clubs of America.

Family members said she had worked on the restoration of a yellow and black 1928 Chevy sedan and a 1964 saddle tan-colored Corvette convertible. Other cars in the collection included two 1960s-era Buicks.

Mrs. Scott was a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Cockeysville, where a memorial Mass was offered Monday.

In addition to her husband, survivors include a son, T.W. Scott of Baldwin; a daughter, Sara Scott Perkins of Abingdon; and a granddaughter.

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