Charleen (“Charle”) Scott left her earthly body to enter Heaven on November 19, 2018.
Charle was the only child born to Gordon M. and Doris Irene Gaston on February 28, 1943 in Pampa, Texas. She spent her early years in the Texas Panhandle and Hooker, Oklahoma, where she loved living the life of a small town girl. At the semester break of her seventh grade year, she moved to Marlow, Oklahoma, where she met the love of her life and began the next half century of a beautiful life together.
In 1963, Charle married her high school sweetheart, Wayne Scott, and moved to Odessa, Texas, where she raised three beautiful daughters, Christi, Shayne, and Tracy. She was a long-time educator in Odessa and claimed professional learning as her passion for over forty years. Having begun in the secondary classroom, she spent the latter part of her public school career as the Director of Staff Development in Ector County ISD. After retirement, she became the Executive Director of the Texas Staff Development Council, a state affiliate of the national organization now called Leaning Forward. Traveling the state to offer professional learning to educators, her special fields included induction workshops for new teachers and mentors, leadership for school administrators, and all-level instructional coaching. Charle’s most recent leadership role was as the Executive Director of West Texas Gifts of Hope, Inc., a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life for cancer patients. Under her leadership, she and her husband Wayne were instrumental in the vision and building of Hope House Odessa, a home-away-from home for cancer patients.
Charle’s motto was “the best way to learn is to teach”, and her passion for teaching and learning was only surpassed by her devotion to family. She and Wayne were married for 53 years and leave behind a lasting legacy of what true love is. Together they built a family dynasty that was founded on deep abiding love, faith in Jesus Christ, and mutual respect.
Charle is survived by her daughters, Christi Brown and Shayne Adcock and husband Rodney Adcock. Her five grandchildren include Dr. Jordan Brown Beall and husband Taylor, Hayden and Madison Brown, Jay T. and Kye Adcock and wife Michelle and great grandson Kyesen, all of Odessa. Other surviving members of Charle’s family are Uncle Walter of Clearwater, FL, sister-in-law Penny and husband Bob Hart of Southfork, CO, sister-in-law Bertalene Richardson of Marlow, OK, many cousins, nieces and nephews, and special longtime friends. Her husband Wayne and her daughter Tracy D’Anne Dickerson, together with her parents Gordon and Doris Gaston, welcomed Charle in a glorious reunion at the gates of Heaven.
Visitation will be Friday, November 23, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home. Charle’s celebration of life will be held on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 2:00 pm at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Odessa, TX.
The family requests that memorials be sent to HOPE HOUSE, West Texas Gifts of Hope, Inc. PO Box 891, Odessa TX 79760.
Arrangements are entrusted to Sunset Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home. To send family condolences please sign her guestbook at www.sunsetodessa.com.
As a member of Charleen's graduating class at RCHS in 1961, we have kept in touch and it is with deep regret that we are saying farewell to our classmate. We had a group of gals that we called "The Dirty Half Dozen" and our group is down to 4 girls with Charleen's passing. A former member of our group, Judy Dorsey also has passed away. We were all together at an All School Reunion years ago and it's great to look back at the photos and cherish the memories of our high school days and after. I have a whole page in my annual, written by Charleen. I will re-read her note to me and be glad I knew her as a friend and looked up to her as an outstanding role model. She truly excelled in every way and taught us to live and learn, which she continued to do after leaving high school. My love and condolences to the daughters and family. We all miss her..
Loyette SchottSan Antonio, TX
I AM SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT CHARLE...MY THOUGHTS & PRAYERS ARE WITH THE FAMILY,
WE HAVE BEEN THROUGH A LOT TOGETHER. SHE
WAS MY ROCK & I WILL TRULY MISS HER.
JOANN JONESSHREVEPORT, LA
Rest In Peace sweet lady. I knew her in high school RCHS. So sorry for your loss to her family.
Kathy WittTroup, TX
My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time of great loss. Charlie Scott was one of the most amazing women I have ever known. She will be truly missed on this earth. Heaven shines a little brighter now.
Mary AyersOdessa, TX
Charlie was awesome! What a dynamo of a woman. If she sets her mind to it it was accomplished! Our community will sorely miss her. And as a friend I will miss herexclamation
We will be left in the family up in prayer.
Kathy RhodesOdessa, TX
Shayne sorry to hear of your mothers passing .She was a wonderful lady .
Tim MoyersLufkin, TX
I knew Charleen at RCHS in Big Lake back in the early 1960's. A beautiful girl who was a cheerleader, a scholar , a friend to many and very popular. May you rest in peace my friend as you reunite with family andvfriends.
Bobby HubbardMesa, AZ
My heart is saddened by the loss of your Mother, Charle. She was a remarkable lady and will be missed by many in the community. Prayers and thoughts to you and your family during this most difficult time.
Rheta DuncanOdessa, TX
My broken heart joins the hundreds of others who are so saddened by the passing of this beloved woman. She was a Force to reckon with! And her Force made the world so much better for so many people. Am already missing her keen mind, dry wit, determination, grace and loving kindness to all, that twinkle in her eyes, and her smile. So many fond memories, especially roaming around in our caliche pits to choose the perfect boulders for Hope House. Thank you, dear Charle, for blessing me and so many with your friendship.
Betsy Triplett-HurtOdessa, TX
Charle with her heart of gold and sweet spirit was a bright light in this world. I came to know her when she opened Hope House to my wonderful mom who was battling cancer. Charle offered my mom and dad refuge, strength, understanding and friendship. My mom and Charle became fast friends over those many months. Thank Charle and farewell. You will be missed and remembered.
Gina LukeKetchum, ID
I am saddened to hear of the passing of Charle. She was a vibrant, inspirational person I was truly grateful to meet and know. She will be greatly missed. I pray for comfort for the family and wish for them to know she was respected, admired and loved.
Ralph McCainOdessa, TX
Christi and Shayne, I’m so sorry for your loss. I’m so glad I got to see her in February. My prayers are with you.
Denyse RodgersWaco, TX