Glo­ria May­cher Scott

AN­I­MAL- RES­CUE AD­VO­CATE

The Washington Post Sunday - - LOCAL OPINIONS - — Matt Schudel

Glo­ria May­cher Scott, 87, who helped launch an an­i­mal-res­cue or­ga­ni­za­tion and led ef­forts to place aban­doned pets in homes, died Jan. 13 at an as­sisted-liv­ing fa­cil­ity in Tulsa, where she had lived since 2010.

She had Parkin­son’s disease, said a friend, Mary Rowse.

Mrs. Scott came to Washington in 1967 and worked as a book­keeper and ac­coun­tant for a real es­tate firm. She was a found­ing mem­ber of the Al­liance for Stray An­i­mals and Peo­ple in the District and helped find homes for many dogs and cats that she rescued.

Glo­ria May­cher was born in Mis­sis­sippi City, Miss., and grad­u­ated from high school in Musko­gee, Okla.

She at­tended Drake Univer­sity in Des Moines, where she worked in book­keep­ing and ac­count­ing be­fore coming to Washington.

She was a mem­ber of All Souls Church Uni­tar­ian in Washington and a hik­ing club af­fil­i­ated with the church.

Her hus­band of 28 years, David K. Scott, died in 2007.

She had no im­me­di­ate sur­vivors.

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