Donna Scott

Funeral service for Donna Scott will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 2903 Allen St., Gillette, Wyoming, with Bishop Mark Anderson officiating. Visitation will take place one hour prior to service also at the church.  Interment will take place at 1:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, at Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis, South Dakota.

Donna Marie (Holwell) Scott, 75, of Gillette, Wyoming, passed away Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, after a short illness at Advanced Care Hospital of Montana in Billings.

Donna was born May 20, 1944, in Newcastle, Wyoming, to William (Bill) Henry Holwell and Olga Marie (Larson) Holwell. She was raised with her siblings Bill (Judy) Holwell, Bruce (Mary) Holwell, Linda (Ken) Dowell, and Larry (Jan) Holwell on Skull Creek, near Newcastle and eventually in the city of Newcastle.

Donna married the love of her life, Douglas Dean Scott, Aug. 17, 1965, on the Wyoming Diamond Jubilee Wagon Train. Her favorite story was the mule braying during the ceremony. Their wedding was attended by Wyoming Governor Clifford Hansen and his wife, along with many others.

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She raised four children, who she nagged relentlessly (with love, of course). Donna was a born leader and teacher and received her bachelors from the University of Wyoming and proceeded to teach in Medicine Bow, Powell, Provo, Newcastle, and Gillette. Her career spanned 30 years of teaching the youth in those communities. She loved working with all her fellow teachers and especially loved her students. She would come home and worry about her students, helped many of them in later years, and brought a lot home too.

Donna devoted her life to her gospel and lead by example. She held many callings in her church and loved the people that she taught. She served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints as an adult in the New York Long Island Mission with her spouse, Doug, and enjoyed serving the diverse community there for 18 months. She would like to let you know that her work here is done.

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She received a new mission call, a sort of an offer you can’t refuse, for a mission from which she will not be returning. This assignment comes with a huge sign on bonus and a reunion with family and friends she has not seen in a long time. Her new mission takes her to a wonderful place where she will be socializing, cooking, gardening, quilting, camping, knitting, and reading to her heart’s content.

Donna is survived by her spouse, Douglas, and her four children: Ian (Rachel) Scott, Michelle (Bill) Wilson, Devon (Nate) Carson, all of Gillette, Erin (Jake) Kobielusz of Tacoma, Washington, and 15 grandchildren.

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Donna was proceeded in death by both her parents, Bill and Olga, her sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Ken Dowell, her unborn son Jared and her sister-in-law, Judy Holwell.

Memorial and condolences may be sent in care of Walker Funeral Home, 410 Medical Arts Court, Gillette, WY  82716. Condolences may also be expressed at


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