Annette Scott, 51, of Blackfoot, returned to her Heavenly Father Sunday, Aug.10, 2014, after a two-year battle with cancer. With her children by her side, she passed away peacefully at the Bingham Memorial Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center.Â
She was born Nov. 27, 1962 in Idaho Falls, Idaho to Milton Dale and Marjorie Jean Scott. Annette was raised and attended school in Riverside, Idaho. After graduating from Snake River High School she attended Ricks College and earned her associate's degree in Nursing in 1981. She was then called to serve in the San Antonio, Texas Spanish-speaking mission.
After serving, Annette returned to school at Boise State University and received her bachelorâ€™s degree in teaching in 1989.
She later met Francisco Martin and was married in the Boise LDS Temple in Dec. 27, 1991 and thereafter had two children. They later divorced and she returned to Blackfoot with her kids to be closer to her family.Â
She spent the remainder of her life teaching at various elementary schools including the Irving Kindergarten Center, Groveland Elementary, and the Blackfoot Charter Community Learning Center. Annetteâ€™s greatest love was teaching school, playing with the children in nursery and Primary, and serving others amidst her sickness. She also enjoyed spending her time out in the garden, doing crafts, and being with friends and family. Her greatest pride and joy were in her two children and first grandchild.Â
She is survived by her daughter, Julia Martin of Salt Lake City, Utah; and by her son, Louis Martin of Blackfoot; her brothers, Lance D. Scott of Virginia, Eric J. Scott of Blackfoot, Idaho and Dave Scott of Blackfoot; and sister, Karla Barber of Pocatello, Idaho.Â
She was preceded in death by her parents, Milton Dale and Marjorie Jean; brother, Malcolm Dale Scott; and sister,Â Kathryn Adams.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Aug.16, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the Riverside LDS Church. A viewing will take place at the church at 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Burial will be at the Taylor Cemetery, east of Shelley, immediately following the service. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.hawkerfuneralhome.com.Â