Scottie was born March 23, 1928, in Scotland and passed away December 24, 2007 in Monticello, UT. Len was born January 7, 1924, in Scotland and passed away February 25, 2011 in Minneapolis, MN.
They moved to America in 1956 when they bought a home in Alameda, CA and lived there until 1994, when they moved to Utah.
Scottie and Len joined our Senior Citizens group several years ago. They enjoyed playing bingo with us. Scottie was a “ferocious” bingo player. So competitive, she had Len write down each call so she could double check her bingo card. She liked to WIN!
Scottie enjoyed knitting and crocheting. She had a gruff exterior, but a heart of gold. She was energetic and opinionated. She made each of us something special for Christmas. We had a great time opening her little gifts. She helped at the jail and instructed the inmates on how to make crocheted items and then donate them to a special cause.
At the county fair, she liked selling jewelry, potholders, and scarves, along with authentic Scottish crackers and shortbread she made. Her wish was that is was a bigger fair with more participants.
Both Scottie and Len loved and doted on their two dachshunds, making sure they had good bones to chew on rather then destroying no-no’s (dentures). Scottie loved to gamble and enjoyed her trips to Towaoc, CO. She had lots of fun as a Wendover Casino Bus Hostess. She appeared on several episodes of TV’s Touched By An Angel when it was filming in Salt Lake City.
Len built and repaired pipe organs and longed to hear the old Scottish songs. He told stories of his boyhood growing up in Scotland. He was an avid photographer and loved to take many photos, leaving a legacy for his children and grandchildren.
Len was always buying old projectors at the Cortez thrift stores for the light bulbs he couldn’t find elsewhere. He liked discussing photography with Bob Williams when Bob returned from his photo expeditions. Len was always kind and considerate, treating us many times to lunch on our trips to Cortez. And of course, we made sure he was treated to ice cream at the Dairy Queen on our way home. Len liked gardens and flowers and made sure we noticed the gardens on the British PBS show Rosemary and Thyme.
Len loved his family and friends. He loved to read Church books and collected many.
They left us with many memories and lots of laughter. They are remembered as unique, creative friends and we miss them both. We are fortunate to have known them.
They are survived by their children, Sylvia Esposito (Rudy), and Ronald Warren; grandchildren Marci Anderson (Adam), R.J., Ryan and Shannon Esposito; great grandchildren Kaleb, Kole, and Liem Corbett, Austin and Cody Esposito, and James Young.
“Til we meet again, we love you Mommy & Daddy, Grandma and Grandpa.” They are preceded in death by a son, Leonard Warren.
In loving remembrance from your friends at the Monticello Senior Center. We miss you both.