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Sharon Campbell Scott, age 83, of Rockford, Michigan, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at home on Wednesday, January 1, 2020. She was born June 23, 1936, in Detroit, Michigan to the late Byron and Grace (Eldridge) Campbell. In December of 1955 Sharon married Jim Scott in Homewood, Illinois. Together they raised their children in Grand Rapids, Michigan at her dream home that she designed and loved.

Upon Jim’s passing in September of 1981 she completed two Master Degrees and relocated to San Diego, California where she resided for 27 years. While there Sharon worked as a clinical psychologist at Miramar Air Station and was also a professor at U.S. International San Diego University. She was celebrated as Civilian of the Year by the Department of Defense. Through her employment and also for pleasure she traveled extensively throughout the world.

In addition to all of Sharon’s accomplishments she was known for her sense of humor, her love of telling a good story, and her ability to make all that knew her feel loved and appreciated.

Survivors include her children David (Marcella) Scott, Jimi Lynne (Steve) Chapman, Laurie (Tom) DeYoung, and Brooke (Steve) DeGraaf; grandchildren, David (Les) Chrystan, Kristin Meyer, Scott (Karen) Meyer, Beth (Sam) Haglund, Keri (JD) Didion, Jim (Abby) Scott, Kyle (Josie) Zaski, Katie (Cameron) Hadley, Neal DeYoung, MaKenna DeGraaf, and Carter DeYoung; great-grandchildren, Angelina, Gregory, Isabella, Heather, Kylie, Logan, Henry, and Aubree; sister, Diane Carrick; brother, Chesser (Robin) Campbell; brother-in-law, Donald (Renee) Scott; sisters-in-law, Mary Ellen (Dale) Dunkin and Martha Marthalar; and many special nieces and nephews.

Sharon was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James B. Scott; infant son, James Campbell Scott; and daughter, Heather Suzanne Scott.

Gathering of family and friends will be held on Sunday, January 5, 2020, from 3:00 PM until 4:30 PM at Trinity Congregational Church, 2725 4 Mile Rd NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544. A memorial service will be celebrated at the church on Monday, January 6, 2020 at 12:00 PM, with Pastor Izzy Young officiating and the family will have time to visit further with friends at a light luncheon that will follow the service. Burial of Sharon’s cremated remains will be in Washington Memory Gardens in Homewood, Illinois.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Blandford Nature Center or PORT (Pediatric Oncology Resource Team).

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Spectrum Health Hospice and Sharon’s special friend, David Bouck.

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Sharon’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:

Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids.


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  1. Jerome Dausman on January 3, 2020 at 7:15 pm

    I am so glad I got to spend time with her last summer in Rockford. We shared some great memories. Here’s one she shared with me that I had forgotten… When we were kids Mom and Dad were planning on taking a two week vacation in Hawaii. Never having taken that long a vacation away from us kids they wanted to plan for us. Several names were suggested as to who we would like to care for us if the unthinkable happened, such as a plane crash. All four of us kids agreed: Sharon Scott.

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