Dorothy Jo Scott, 65, of Medford, Ore., arrived in heaven to be with her Lord Jesus Christ, on Thursday, October 21, 2010. She was born to Dorothy Deen and Richard Howell, May 23, 1945, in Meridian, Texas. Dorothy married her childhood sweetheart, Johnnie Lee Scott, at the age of 16 on August 2, 1961. They relocated to the Rogue Valley in 1978.

Dorothy was an elementary school teacher at Central Assembly Christian School from 1979-1988. She was passionate about making a difference in the lives of her students. Dorothy was a member of Bethel Church. She loved teaching, singing, worshipping and learning.

Affectionately known by her children as "Mom", "Mother" and "Mudder," Dorothy freely shared her laughter, abundant love, gentle spirit, compassion and wisdom without reservation. She was an extraordinary wife, mother, grandmother, friend and woman of many talents and strengths. Dorothy leaves a void behind in the hearts of those who knew her.

Dorothy is survived by her beloved husband, Johnnie Scott, and six children; John, Delina, Richard, Steven, Danielle, Bryan; and 16 grandchildren.

She will be greatly missed. A memorial service will be held Friday, October 29, 2010, 10:00 a.m., at Bethel Church, 4245 Vista Point Drive, Medford, OR 97504.In lieu of flowers, family is asking donations be made to Bethel Church Children's Ministry.