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Elizabeth M. Scott

d. March 20, 2018

Elizabeth M. Scott, 76, of Richmond, TX was born on February 15, 1942 and passed away on March 19, 2018, being loved by her family.

A memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church, 502 S 5th St., Richmond, TX, on Thursday, March 22 at 10:30 a.m.

Private interment will be at the National Cemetery in Houston.

Betty was born in Maine to Harold and Margaret Lapham.  She had one brother and two sisters.

Betty loved the Lord and was devoted to giving and helping in many ways. If missions was involved, she wanted to be.  Betty and John worked with several church starts in the Northeast as they were developing into permanent churches.  She went on numerous mission trips and hosted people from other countries when they came to America.  Betty enjoyed teaching children about God’s world and the uniqueness of places and the love that God has for all people everywhere.  As travel opportunities had to be turned down, she found ways to invest in the lives of people through music, children’s worship, clowning and writing.

For twenty years Betty served in the Post Office, being the Postmaster in Camden, East Wilton and Dryden, Maine.

Betty, known as Kaso the Klown, always told stories and shared simple magic as she wove in her skits the love that God wants us all to have for each other.

She graduated from Florida Baptist Bible College with her degree in choral conducting.  Her love for music supported her work with choirs, the last one being the Singing Women of Southeast Texas.

Seeing more than others could in a piece of driftwood, she was an artist who saw the whale, eagle or other creatures in the wave tossed gifts of the sea.  She supported a small business in Matagorda from her art.

Finding God in all the stories of her life, she wrote several children’s books and a book of God’s transforming love.  Poetry was also written and awards won for her writing.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her husband of 49 years, John C. Scott.  Her daughter, Julie, a resident in Houston, is employed by H.E.B. using her well-earned culinary skills in their markets.

Pallbearers for Betty will be Don Pate, Al Clark, Jerry Hall, Charles Huselton, Bunky Ward and Jim Patterson.

The family would like to extend very special thanks for the loving support through this journey to the hospice of Memorial Hermann.

Memorials can be given to First Baptist Church with the memorials going to the support of missions in North America through The Annie Armstrong Mission Offering.  The church address is 502 S. Fifth Street, Richmond, TX 77469.

Words of condolence may be left for the Scott Family at

Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to E.P. Compean Funeral Directors, “Our Family Serving Your Family”, 1223 Sixth St., Rosenberg, TX. 77471, 281-238-4443.

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