Anastasia Thomas Scott
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. • Anastasia Spring (Thomas) Scott, 32, formerly of Halifax, Pa., passed away suddenly April 9, 2020, in an auto accident in Flagstaff, where she had recently moved with her husband, Rodney E. Scott, formerly of Harrisburg, Pa.
She was born May 29, 1987, in Trenton, N.J., to Peter H. Thomas of York, Pa., (formerly of Westfield, N.J.) and Sherry Shepley (Laarmann, Thomas) of Millersburg, Pa., (formerly of Beach Lake, Pa.).
Anastasia, better known as Asia, attended Halifax School District where she participated in soccer, swim team, chorus, band, cheerleading and talent shows.
Her favorite childhood activities included: roller skating at the rink in Pillow and performing in their competitions, skiing, traveling, camping, and tubing at Skinners Falls, N.Y., with her family and friends.
As an adult, she continued her love of nature through hiking, camping, fishing and trips to the ocean on both coasts. She enjoyed cooking, singing, drawing, air brushing and writing poetry. She worked with her husband in the construction industry utilizing her artistic talents doing refurbishing work throughout the United States.
She blessed our family with two beautiful children, Jasmine, age 9, and Levi, age 6.
In addition to her parents, children and husband, she is survived by her grandparents, Robert and Wilma Laarmann (previously of Halifax/Beach Lake, Pa.); her brother, Michael Thomas of Corvallis, Ore., and his partner Kendra; mother’s housemate, Robert Plale and his children, Melinda, Sherman, Stanley, Paul, Julia, Laura and their partners and children; her husband’s parents, Chris and Linda Scott; and her stepfather, Duane Shepley; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her stepbrother, Justin Shepley; grandmother, Dolores (Thomas) Mallack; grandfather, William Mallack Sr.; and her aunt, Kathy (Thomas) Cook. The family is currently planning a Celebration of Anastasia’s life and will be announcing the details on Facebook soon.
Due to current restrictions on large group gatherings, the option of joining this ceremony through a ZOOM connection is being considered.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made online to: gofundme.com/manage/celebration-of-life-for-anastasia-scott-thomas to help the family with the funeral costs. Excess funds will be donated to Isaiah 61 Ministries and to the Bethesda Women’s Mission Renewal Program in memory of Anastasia.
This is a paid obituary