Virginia Scott
Virginia Scott
Virginia Scott

Obituary of Virginia Valencia Marcinowski Scott

Virginia Valencia Marcinowski Scott (92 years old), born February 14, 1931 in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, died at her daughter's home May 27, 2023 in Littleton, Colorado surrounded by loved ones. She is survived by her four children, nine grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren as follows:


Son Brian Gregory Scott (wife Tina)

Grandson Adam Scott (wife Martha) and great-grandson Emerson

Granddaughter Jessica Coe (husband Jamie Coe) and great-grandsons Linden and Birch

Grandson Brady Scott

Son Kevin Patrick Scott (husband Chris Down)

Son Michael Marvin Scott (wife Kathy)

Grandson Brian Scott

Grandson Joshua Scott

Daughter Mary Susan Brunick

Grandson Tyler Brunick (wife Denise) and great-grandsons Royce and Raleigh

Grandson Evan Brunick (wife Amber)

Granddaughter Sydney Brunick (husband Luke)

Granddaughter Ava Frederic


The memorial service will be held at 11am, June 28th at the Shrine of St. Anne, located 7555 Grant Place, Arvada, 80002.  Following the service, a celebration of life will be held at Kevin Scott’s and Chris Down’s house.


Virginia grew up in Pittsburg, PA with her loving parents and brother Chester. Living in the same house as her grandparents, who came to the US from Poland. Virginia adored Chester and the two of them were very close. He kept an eye on her and kept her out of trouble. She also had a large extended family, as well as close family friends and neighbors. These close knit ties proved to be the strong foundation that instilled the traits and attitude of the loving, nurturing woman that drew people to her and ultimately kept her children close by as they married and started families of their own.


Virginia could not decide what she wanted to do after high school. Her friend Jean suggested she apply to St. Francis School of Nursing. This is where she obtained a degree in nursing in 1952. She worked as a pediatric nurse, a surgical nurse, and a private duty nurse. In 1956, her friend set her up on a blind date with a handsome Army Captain named Marvin Scott. Although Virginia had other suitors vying for her affection, none were as persistent as Marvin. The two of them married on August 31, 1957.


After their marriage, Marvin and Virginia moved to Tuscaloosa, AL, where she then worked to put Marvin through law school. Upon Marvin graduating and then passing the Alabama bar exam, the two became proud parents of the first of their four children. Eventually, Virginia put her nursing career on hold to raise her children.


When things happen often, they become sayings, and no saying more aptly describes Virginia than the following: “Behind every successful/great man is a strong woman.”  Marvin could fill a room with life as soon as he entered it, much like erecting a circus tent which Virginia steadfastly worked alongside her husband to keep everyone engaged and entertained. She was ever the gracious hostess, with a great sense of humor, and a beauty to boot. According to their dear friend Verbon, “She had very large blue eyes and a very small waist.” 


When their youngest child turned 9, Virginia returned to school to obtain her BS in nursing.  With four children and a husband this was no small task.  However, she finished in two years and returned to nursing in 1979 at the Federal Center clinic and later as a home healthcare nurse once again. Family was everything to Virginia, and thus she did not return to nursing full-time but rather artfully balanced her career and home life.


As the family grew larger with spouses and grandchildren, Virginia relished her new role as grandma. The hours she spent nursing grew less and less as the number of grandchildren rose and the hours she spent devoting her time to her children and grandchildren steadily increased. Just as she enjoyed being hostess at parties, she enjoyed hosting the holidays and family celebrations. She was a wonderful cook and always prepared lavish meals. With so many side dishes, it was not uncommon for her to overlook one, only to discover it after everyone had eaten. Although everyone would be stuffed to the gills, no one could pass up a slice of one of her many delicious pies.


Marvin and Virginia loved to travel. Though they oftentimes vacationed with their children, and later their grandchildren, they also loved to travel abroad. Upon Marvin’s retirement, the two of them began traveling in earnest, joining the Friendship Force traveling club and visiting exotic ports that most people only dream of. Among Virginia’s favorite places were New Zealand, with its lush green rolling hills, and Turkey, which held a vast trove of historical sites.


With the inevitability of age and the many ailments it brings, the traveling slowed to a trickle and eventually ended. However, the experiences and memories remained and were shared whenever the opportunity presented itself. During the final years of life though, more time was spent fondly reminiscing about time spent with family and friends. As a true testament to the strong family bonds created through Virginia’s fierce love and devotion, she had a consistent flow of visitors from her children,many grandchildren, and friends. Until she decided to join her husband who had passed away almost two years prior. Her passing leaves a void that will not easily be filled.



Memorial Service

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday, June 28, 2023
The Shrine of St. Anne Catholic Church
7555 Grant Place
Arvada, Colorado, United States
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