Victoria Roe


Victoria Scott Roe, 81, of Gisela, died Nov. 10, 2000, at her home in Gisela. She was born Victoria Liberty Coon Dec. 1, 1918, in Queen Creek, Ariz. to Frederic and Lilly Coon. Mrs. Roe lived her childhood and early teen years in Vicksburg and Wickenburg, Ariz.

She was a graduate of Prescott High School and attended Northern Arizona Normal College for Teachers in Flagstaff, which later became Northern Arizona University, and graduated in 1936. During World War II, Mrs. Roe worked for Del Webb Corporation in Arizona and New Mexico.

Mrs. Roe moved to California to teach school after the war, and she lived in Bakersfield for many years. After the death of her husband, Robert Scott, she moved back to Wickenburg and then to Payson, where she taught school. In 1971 she married Orryn Roe and moved to Gisela.

Mrs. Roe was a member of the Gisela Homemakers, a sorority, the Quilter Bees, the Literacy Program, and she volunteered for the Payson School District after she retired.

Survivors include one son, George Scott and his wife, Sandra, of Gisela; two sisters, Edna Raymond of Madera, Calif. and Dollie Gates of Utah; one brother, Fred Coon of California; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25 at the Gisela Community Center, with a potluck luncheon to follow.

Arrangements were handled by Messinger Payson Funeral Home.

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