Colette Scott, 59, of Niles, went to be with her Lord and Savior unexpectedly but of natural causes on Monday, April 8, 2019.
Colette was born on October 1, 1959, and at the age of two, she was adopted by her parents, Donald and Ina Beck. She graduated from Penn High School and on Valentine’s Day in 1981 Colette wed her one true love, Sammy Scott, at a ceremony in Granger. She later went on to work as a nursing aide until her health prevented her from doing so. Colette went into nursing because she was passionate about helping others. Over 15 years ago Colette became a soldier for the Salvation Army. In doing this she found her calling. She was able to help so many people; many of whom became her friends. She was a bell ringer 3-5 days a week during the Christmas season, she served as a receptionist at the Salvation Army, and was the Women’s Ministry Secretary. Colette and Sam were happily inseparable and if you saw one, the other wasn’t far away.
She was preceded in death by her parents and is survived by her husband of 38 years, Sammy; son, David (Kristi) Scott; grandchildren, Kale Pollard, Skyler Scott, Hayden Scott, and Cadance Scott; siblings, Carmel Scott of Elkhart, Tony Cueno of Elkhart, Christopher Beck of Granger, and John (Alexandria) Cueno of South Bend; and many extended family members and close friends.
A memorial service to honor Colette will be held on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at The Salvation Army located at 424 North 15th Street in Niles at 11:00 a.m. with a time of visitation one hour prior. Pastor Bill Walters will be officiating.