Mrs. Ellen Louise Scott of High Springs passed away Friday, May 3, 2019 at her home. While her passing was sudden and her family is devastated, Ellen would not want her family to be sad knowing she would be with her beloved P.J. Ellen was born to German immigrant parents, Erwin and Louise Arndt, on February 16, 1942, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She enjoyed the splendors of being the youngest child due to her parents having had her later in life. Ellen loved to cook, garden, read and fish. After raising her own children, she had the courage to take on new daughters, Melissa and Vanessa, who are eternally grateful for the sacrifices she made to mold them into the strong, independent women they are today. Ellen was a phenomenal cook who made sure any special event had just the right touches and the elaborateness of her planning, while not always appreciated at the time, is something that we will all miss. She was happy to put everyone to work, even against their will, to make each birthday, holiday, or family meal extra special. In her younger, working days, she was an upholsterer and later in life she worked in the manufacturing business. She put her sewing skills to use and enjoyed making Halloween costumes, drum major uniforms, and any other items that were needed for friends and family. She survived countless hours of band practices, band fundraising, and involvement in whatever her daughters needed to be successful in the Purple Power House Marching Band.
Ellen is survived by her husband, Alfred Scott of High Springs; daughter, Vanessa Scott of Alachua; daughter, Melissa Scott and Sam Drake of Gainesville; daughter-in-law, Mary Bowman of Eustis; grandchildren, Samantha and George Turner Bowman IV of Eustis; granddaughter, Sheri Manning of Las Vegas; great-grandsons, Austin and Corbin Drake of Gainesville; along with friends, neighbors, and relatives that loved her. Ellen was predeceased in life by her beloved son, George "P.J." Turner Bowman III.