Verta Lee Fortune born April 29, 1943 in Radford Virginia to parents Grover Leonard Scott and Hazel Etta Minnick Scott passed away at the age of seventy-five on Jan.13, 2019 in Salem, Oregon.
Verta was born and raised in Virginia. With a tight-knit family as one of five daughters. After getting married and having her five children, Verta and her husband relocated to Vallejo California. In the last few years of her life she relocated with her eldest son and his wife to Lebanon, Oregon.
Verta was a private person who enjoyed spending time with her family and her small circle of close friends. She loved learning new things and had a real passion for history. Her family loved to tease her about the fact that she had traveled to so few places physically, but she somehow knew so much about everywhere in the world. The truth was, through books, movies, television and life experiences she went everywhere over the course of her life and she remembered it all.
She loved watching classic and period-piece movies as well as world travel shows. She was a veracious reader, enjoyed playing cards, board games and solving puzzles. She loved nature and found peace in sitting outside listening to the sounds of nature, watching the birds and other animals.
Verta held many jobs over the course of her lifetime. However, she would be the first to tell you that her most important job was that of being a loving mother, wife and guiding force to her five children, seven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
Verta was preceded in death by her husband James McLee Fortune. She provided all those who knew her with a life-long example of what it means to be a kind, loving, compassionate, hard working, honest, trustworthy, graceful, forgiving and selfless human being. She topped it all off with a quick wit and great sense of humor.
Verta will always be remembered and truly missed by all those that were blessed to have had her in their lives. Assisting the family is Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service.