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Jessica (Wattenburger) Scott
February 19, 1949 ~ July 20, 2023 (age 74) 74 Years Old
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Jessica Wattenburger Scott of Amarillo, TX, passed away from this world on July 20, 2023. Jessica was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on February 19, 1949, to Mack and Marjorie Wattenburger. Jessica and her family made their way to Texas shortly after her birth. She was a graduate of Tascosa High School (class of ‘67) and also graduated from West Texas State University as a proud Zeta sister with a degree in teaching in the early 70’s.
Jessica married Bob Scott of Amarillo and they had two daughters together. Ashleigh Scott Houchins of Springtown, TX, and Alexis Scott Nash of Amarillo, TX. Jessica began her teaching career in Spade, TX, in the mid 70’s. In the early 80’s, Jessica became a beloved preschool teacher at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School. Later, in 1986, Jessica was hired as a Special Education teacher at Caprock High School in Amarillo, TX. There she spent over 20 years of her teaching career loving the students that walked the halls of Caprock High School. Even after her divorce from Bob in 1989, she never abandoned her married name Scott because Ms.Scott was the name so many students at Caprock knew, loved, and respected. In 1993, she became the student council sponsor where she oversaw and coordinated many high school presentations honoring esteemed Caprock Longhorn students.She helped crown many Kings and Queens of Caprock High School as well as presenting a number of students their trophies as Mr. and Miss CHS.
Whether she was helping fix young men’s bow ties before numerous prom nights or straightening student’s tassels before countless graduation ceremonies, Jessica, or Ms. Scott, was always there in room # 314 as a trusted advisor to future graduates or graciously giving her time and her shoulder to cry on and, in turn, unknowingly helped so many young teens through some tough times in their high school years.
In 2006, she and the faculty celebrated her career at Caprock as she hit the 20-year mark and became a Caprock High School “longhorn legend.”zA
Shortly thereafter, Jessica retired and enjoyed a more peaceful time at her home. In 2013, Jessica became a grandma, or “Gammie”, as she was called and was blessed with another grandchild in 2016.
No matter what era people knew Jessica throughout her life, they all shared one thing in common, they all knew Jessica’s everlasting love for God the Father. No matter the events in her life she always turned to the Lord through prayer, scripture or spiritual hymns. Jessica’s faith and love in the Lord carried her through tumultuous times in her life as well as the many blessings throughout her life. Jessica’s faith never wavered.
Jessica is preceded in death by her mother and father, Mack and Marjorie Wattenburger of Amarillo.
Jessica is survived by her daughters, Ashleigh and son-in-law Neil Houchins of Springtown, TX, and Alexis and son-in-law Monty Nash of Amarillo, TX, and two granddaughters, Macklynn and Hatti Nash of Amarillo, TX. She is also survived by her eldest sister, Betty Rubner of Mequon, WI, her younger sister, Kathy Moore of Houston, TX, and her younger brother, Jim Wattenburger of Amarillo, TX, as well as several beloved nieces and nephews from all over Texas, Nebraska, Colorado and Wisconsin. Jessica loved so many people throughout her 74 years on this Earth, but mostly she loved the Lord, her family and of course a Route 44 vanilla coke from Sonic. If you knew Jessica, or Ms. Scott, please remember her kind smile, her churchgoing soul, contagious laugh, and her ever-giving heart. If Ms. Scott meant something to you one time or another in your life, the family asks for you to go and get a sonic drink sometime soon and toast to an amazing woman, a steward of the Lord, amazing teacher, and a beloved mom, sister, aunt, friend, and “Gammie.”
A celebration of Jessica’s life will be held at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church at the Holy Eucharist service on February 18, 2024, at the 10:30 am service. A reception luncheon will follow in the Parish Hall for the church congregation and any family and friends of Jessica that are in attendance on this day. A reminder for this event will be posted via Facebook on many pages, including A Tribute to Fallen Longhorns page. May those reading this live in the Grace of God's everlasting light as Jessica actively did every moment of her life.