Obituary: Sarah B. Scott, 89
Last of the descendants of the famous Wooster Farm, Sarah Belle Wettingfeld Scott, who was born July 13, 1926 and raised at her family’s 250-acre farm on North Salem Road, Ridgefield, passed on unexpectedly in her home in Wilton on June 24, 2016, 19 days before her 90th birthday.
Sarah was the daughter of Edith May Douglas Wettingfeld and Dietrich E.F. Wettingfeld, and grew up in a family of doctors, one of which invented the incubator. Sarah attended Titicus school and art school years later. She married childhood sweetheart Thomas E. Scott, Jr. who passed on in 1996.
When Thomas came home from the Air Force, where he became a gunnery instructor and sharpshooter who taught the soldiers for WWII, and found there was no transportation in Wilton, they opened Wilton Taxi and two Limousine companies, becoming Wilton’s first transportation family, as well as two gas stations. Sarah and Thomas worked together in all aspects of the companies.
In years past, Sarah donated her time to the Wilton Congregational Church, loved to garden and helped several animal organizations. At times she would help her predeceased sister Katherine Wettingfeld at the Ridgefield Town Hall Assessor’s office.
Sarah and Thomas had one child, Martha S.S. Rogers, and a son-in-law, Randy Rogers of Wilton. Sarah was a devoted and loyal wife, mother and mother-in-law and will be a great loss for the family.
The funeral was private at Bouton Funeral Home in Wilton and burial was at the family plot at Hillside Cemetery in Wilton. Donations may be made to the Wilton Fire Department where Mr. Scott was a volunteer fireman or an animal organization of your choice on behalf of the deceased.