Funeral services for long-time Buffalo resident Ann Kokjer Scott, 78, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter¹s Episcopal Church in Sheridan, with Rev. John Meyer officiating. Kokjer passed away at her home on Dec. 29, 2011, surrounded by her family.
Ann Eleanor Kokjer Scott was born on May 10, 1933, in Sidney, Neb., to Thomas and Isabel Kokjer. She grew up and attended school in Sidney, graduating from Sidney High School in 1951. She attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she received a degree in home economics and business administration.
On June 25, 1955, she married Emerson W. Scott Jr., in Heidelberg, Germany, where the couple resided until Emerson Scott completed his military service.
After returning to the states, Emerson Scott went to work for a ranch in Lakeside, Neb., where Ann Scott taught in a one-room schoolhouse. The couple then moved to Kirley, S.D.
In 1958, they went to work for the Padlock Ranch in Dayton, where Scott substitute-taught at local schools. In 1968, the couple moved to Buffalo to build Northern Feed and Seed Co. From 1985 through 2007, the couple developed property in Buffalo that included the Super 8 Motel, Colonel Bozeman's Steakhouse, The Cowboy Carousel and Gift Shop, Cloud Peak Ferris Wheel, Bozeman Trail Ice Cream Parlor and Mini Golf Course, and The Copper Front gift shop.
Following Emerson Scott¹s death in September of 2009, Ann Scott continued living in Buffalo until the time of her death. She enjoyed spending time with her many friends. She loved to travel, cook, and read. She loved life and everyone around her. People were drawn to her by her warm and positive nature, her hospitality, her conversation and her laughter.
Scott was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, P.E.O, St. Luke¹s Episcopal Church, where she has served on the Vestry, and the Range Exchange, an investment club in Sheridan.
She is survived by two sons, Emerson W. Scott III (Ceci) of Dayton, and Dr.
Putter Scott (Suzie) of Seattle; one daughter, Sarah Hooper (Rick) of Phoenix, Ariz.; one brother, Thomas Kokjer (³Sug²) of Sidney; and five grandchildren, Emerson W. Scott IV (Laura) of Littleton, Colo., Nichole E.
Scott of Denver, Brian Hooper of Phoenix, Ariz., David and Izzi Scott of Seattle; and one great-grandchild, Ainsley Scott of Littleton, Colo.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, her parents and one brother.
Donations in Scott¹s memory may be made to the Susie Bowling Lawrence Hospice or the Buffalo Boys and Girls Club, in care of Adams Funeral Home, 351 N. Adams, Buffalo.