Bonnie M. Scott Was Native of the Vineyard

Friends and family of Bonnie M. Scott were shocked and saddened to learn of her death in Shenandoah, Va., on July 26. Bonnie lost her valiant lifelong struggle against depression and mental illness.

Bonnie was born on Martha's Vineyard in 1953, the daughter of Raymond Scott and Helen Healey Scott. A resident of Oak Bluffs for much of her life, she had resided in Shenandoah, Va., for the past four years.

She is survived by her father, Ray, who makes his home in Sandwich; her sisters, Kerry of Oak Bluffs, Heidi of Venice, Fla., and her son, Ryan, Wendy of Bar Harbor, Me., and Sarasota, Fla., and her husband, Jim Smith, Melissa of Oak Bluffs and her husband, John Ricket, and Laurie of Sarasota, Fla., and her husband, Dan Francey, and daughter Alyssa. Also surviving are a large family of well-loved cousins, aunts and uncles and the many special friends who were her greatest gift.

A memorial service and a celebration of Bonnie's life will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, August 2, at the Oak Bluffs Sailing Camp Park, with the Rev. John Schule officiating.

If you wish to make a donation in Bonnie's memory, Vineyard House and the Friends of the Oak Bluffs Public Library were organizations whose work was important to Bonnie.