Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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June 12, 2014

Truladane Hale “Dana” Scott

RICHLANDS, Va. — Truladane Hale “Dana” Scott of Richlands, VA, died on June 2, 2014. She was born on December 16, 1929, in Royal Oak, Michigan to the late Zed and Trula Hale and spent her childhood on her family’s farm in Swords Creek, Virginia, with her siblings Zed, Marie, Beulah, James and Delores, who all preceded her in death.

She was a graduate of Honaker High School and The University of Virginia School of Nursing class of 1951. She was on the nursing staff at New York Hospital/Weill-Cornell, New York City, in the 1950s. She was a 1st Lieutenant in the US Air Force and served at Patrick’s Air Force Base Hospital at Cocoa Beach during the birth of the US Space Program, as well as at the 7100th Air Force Hospital in Wiesbaden, Germany, where she met her loving husband of 54 years, Dr. Howard C. Scott, who preceded her in death in 2009.

Dana was an avid golfer with a well-known competitive streak. She was a member of The Richlands Presbyterian Church for 50 years and was a member of the Jeffersonian Society of the University of Virginia. She and Dr. Scott served on several medical mission trips to Haiti after their children were grown.

She is survived by her four children Dr. Stephen Scott and wife Jeanine of Lenoir, NC, Dr. Cynthia Litz and husband Craig of Dallas, TX, Lora van der Mude and husband Richard of Banff, Alberta Canada, Tim Scott and wife Lisa of Lewisville, NC; grandchildren Nikki Scott, Emily Laurino, Sarah Scott, Weston Litz, Hunter Litz, Macy Scott, and great grandson Jayden Tripett.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Doctors Without Borders in honor of her service work in Haiti.

Funeral services for Truladane Hale “Dana” Scott will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 14, 2014 at the Singleton Funeral Service Chapel in Cedar Bluff, VA with Dr. Stephen Scott officiating. Burial services will follow at Greenhills Memory Gardens at Claypool Hill, Virginia.

The family will receive friends at the Singleton Funeral Service from 6-9 p.m. Friday, June 13, 2014.  

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