Shirley Scott Diaz

Shirley Scott Diaz, passed away on Tuesday, June 13th, 2023

Shirley Scott Diaz, loving Mom and Nana 


Shirley Scott Diaz, matriarch of our family, spanning 5 generations, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Tuesday, June 13, 2023, at the age of 94. 


Shirley was one of five children born in 1929 to Lindsay and Phyllis Powell in the San Joaquin Valley of California and eventually moving to Santa Cruz. 


After graduating from Santa Cruz High School in June of 1946, Shirley married Robert (Bob) Marion Scott. While Bob was attending Glad Tidings Bible Institute in San Francisco, California, their first son James (Jim) and their daughter Linda were born.  While attending Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie, Texas their son Randolph (Randy) was born. 


Shirley began playing the piano at an early age and in her teen years began playing at church.  She was a stay-at-home mom teaching piano off and on throughout the years. She was the church pianist in numerous churches and in later years, filling in at churches in the Mapleton and Florence community when they needed a pianist. 


After her children were grown, she worked for Watkins-Johnson and then General Electric until her retirement.  Before following her children to Florence in 2005, Shirley lived in Texas, multiple cities in California, Klamath Falls and Merrill, Oregon. 


Shirley will be fondly remembered for her sweet and loving spirit, her love of playing the piano, working puzzle books and unwavering love for her family. 


Shirley was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years and father of her children, Robert Marion Scott, Sons James and Randy Scott, son-in-law Lon Keen and grandson-in-law Christopher Snook, her parents and all her brothers and sisters.


She is Survived by her daughters Linda Keen and Susan Scott, two grandchildren, Jennifer Snook and Daniel Scott his wife Christina, 6 great grandchildren, Brandon Fanning, Ashley Black and her husband Raven, Andraya Scott, Alexa Cable and her husband Sylas, Alyssa Scott, Theo Snook, and 4 great-great grandchildren, Mason, Aspen, Madelynn and Jack.


There are many tears in saying goodbye, and many blessings in knowing she’ll one day embrace us again. 

We love you Mom and Nana. We love you more than a few words in the paper could ever express.