August 26, 1932 ~ February 10, 2019
Catherine M. Scott, 86, Fargo died Sunday, February 10, 2019 at Bethany on University. Cathy was born August 26, 1932 to Max and Mary(Sirek) Shirek in Michigan, ND. Her family moved to Gardner, ND when Cathy was 5 years old. She graduated from Gardner High School in 1950 and went to MSUM where she received her A.E. Degree and later her B.S. Degree. She was a diagnostician and teacher in the Fargo Public Schools for 42 years. Her first teaching job was 2nd grade at Roosevelt Elementery at age 20 and she spent the last many years as a Special Education teacher at Agassiz Jr. High.
On November 26, 1958 Cathy married Douglas C. Scott at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Fargo, ND. She enjoyed her students and was a very creative person. Her faith, sense of humor and dedication kept her going through life. In retirement she looked forward to visiting with her teaching friends at the monthly Cass County Retired Teacher luncheons. She was honored to be inducted into the Cass Valley North Hall of Fame in 2017 with all the dominant Gardner Girls Basketball teams of the 1950’s which included her sisters.
Cathy is survived by her sons Paul and John of Fargo, several nieces and nephews and a special niece who was raised as a sister, Mary Ellen (Bryan) Jalbert, Watertown, SD.
Cathy was preceded in death by her husband, parents, brothers Roman and Dennis, sisters Maxine Mich, Laverne and Gloria Bjerke.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, February 15, 2019 at 11:00 AM at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, with visitation beginning at 10:00 AM. Burial will be at St. Rose of Lima Cemetery, Hillsboro, ND.
The family prefers memorials to be sent to Gladys Ray Shelter, Fargo, ND.
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