Mary Scott

August 23, 1934 ~ March 29, 2022

Born in: Fort Worth, Texas
Resided in: Arlington, Texas

Mary Elizabeth White Scott (August 23, 1934-March 29, 2022) passed away peacefully at home in Arlington, Texas. Mary cared deeply for and constantly supported those around her, as a child in Brownwood, as a wife to Conner, as a mother of four by age 25, as a grandmother to seven and great-grandmother of six, and as a longtime volunteer at Arlington Urban Ministries.

A friend to everyone, she loved community, sports, and games, and through the years could be found on the Wimbledon tennis courts, the Shady Valley links, the Martha’s Vineyard bridge tables, and youth sporting events all across the Metroplex. She was both a strong-willed, independent woman with a mind of her own and a fiercely loyal wife and mother, with a knack for asking disarming questions that could convince without intimidation or aggression.

A lover of the arts and intellectually curious to the end, she was an avid reader, a writer of heartfelt letters, and a consistent theatergoer. She completed her bachelor’s of English at UT-Arlington once her children were in elementary school, and once retired, she and Conner frequently traveled in both the U.S. and Europe. Her deep empathy brought insight into people and cultures, and throughout her life, she read dozens of books each year. She had hundreds of friends across Dallas-Ft. Worth and avidly kept up with her beloved local community both via Facebook and the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram.

She is survived by her four children C. David Scott, Jill Matyastik (Bill), Cindy Obermeyer (Paul), and Amy Harlow (John Brill); grandchildren Amber McCullagh (CW), Allie Obermeyer (John Mrkonic), Bryce Harlow (Becca), Andie Obermeyer (Jay Rieger), Brooke Harlow, Rachel Matyastik, and Reid Matyastik; great-grandchildren Kate McCullagh, Caroline McCullagh, Elizabeth McCullagh, Annika Mrkonic, Blake Harlow, and Joey Rieger.

Donations in her memory can be made to Arlington Urban Ministries.  A celebration of her life is scheduled for April 16 from 2-4pm at Shady Valley Country Club in Arlington.


Memorial Service: Saturday, April 16, 2022 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Shady Valley Golf Club
4001 W. Park Row Dr.
Arlington, TX 76013

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  1. Mary was so special to so many. She had a way of listening intently that made others feel valuable and worthy. I will miss her so much. Her joy and laughter was contagious. Rest In Peace Mary. Tell Conner we all knew it was time for Mary to be with you for eternity.

  2. Mary Scott was a precious friend and we have the fondest memories of time spent together. She and Conner added joy and love to the lives of all those who knew them. She was a wonderful volunteer at AUM helping our clients with whatever crisis they were having. She adored her family and friends, especially her Conner! We all loved her quick wit, and that bright mind of hers. We will miss that wonderful expressive face of hers, but I am confident that she is now fully the joyful and compassionate light filled being we knew behind those twinkling eyes. Rest In Peace, Mary. Love, Don and “Brenna”

  3. CandleImageMary was such an inspiration to us, not only in tennis but in being a person. Thank you, and I pray your reunion with Connor is beyond your expectations.
    Thank you so much for being who you were.
    Charlie and Gayle Price

  4. What a jewel … I was lucky enough to play golf and bridge with Mary. Whenever we were in Durango, we always managed a golf game and a meal. She was a real treasure and will be missed by all who knew her. Rest In Peace and give Conner a hug.

  5. We have so many great memories of fun times with Conner and Mary. Our thoughts and prayers go to all of their family👃💕. Sincerely, George and Joyce Perdue

  6. Marshall and I have so many fond memories of Conner and Mary. We shared lots of laughs at Shady Valley in our couples golf group. Such sweet friends! God Bless and Comfort you all.

    Marshall and Susan Branson

  7. I have wonderful memories back to the 1970s when Mary And Conner, my husband Wallace and I and other couples played bridge and had dinner in each other’s homes. We went to church together in those days. Wally and I moved away for 15 years, and when he died I moved back to Arlington seven years ago and rekindled friendship with Mary and the few others widows that were left, and for a while we had lunch together every couple of months. Mary still had that infectious laugh and twinkle in her eye and she called me from time to time just to see how I am doing as I was busier in the world and she was. Can’t say how much I loved her but it was a lot.

  8. Mary and Conner were great additions to the Pagosa Golf Group in Colorado. We enjoyed meeting for lunch in Arlington. God bless and keep each of their family members.

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