1/19/2015 – Ethel M. Scales, Clayton

Mrs. Ethel M. Scales, age 80, of Crystal Springs Road, died Monday, Jan. 19th, at the home of her daughter Crystal, where she has resided for over 4 years. She was under the care of her family and Hospice of Jefferson County.

The funeral will be at 2pm Wednesday at the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home. Calling hours will precede the funeral from Noon until 2pm. A spring burial will be in St. Lawrence Union Cemetery.

Ethel was born May 8, 1934, in Altimar, the daughter of Morris and Elsie Slopter Adams. She attended Watertown Schools.

On December 25, 1954, she married Stanley Scales in Watertown, with Reverend Lester Wakeman officiating. Stan died August 23, 2000 at age 71.

Ethel worked for a number of years at Guardino Elementary School, retiring in the 1970’s.

She enjoyed gardening and flowers.

Surviving is her daughter Crystal (Jason) Hackbarth of St. Lawrence Corners; one son, Randy (Pam) Scales of Clayton; one grandchild; four step grandchildren; one sister, Evelyn Adams of Oswego.

One brother died before her.

Donations can be made in her name to Hospice of Jefferson County.


  1. Liz Allen Posted

    Dear Crystal and family, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother, and want to express my deepest sympathy. It’s alway a sad day when you lose your mother. I hope the pain of your loss will be lightened with time.
    Sincerely, Liz Allen

  2. Whitney DiGregorio Posted

    Dear Crystal and Jaye,
    We are very sorry to hear about Ethel’s passing. She was an amazingly strong woman with such a kind soul. She will e missed. You did such a wonderful job caring for her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Love, Whitney, Joe, Dominic, and Gabriella

  3. Christine Bourcy Posted

    So sorry to hear about your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.
    Sincerely, Chris

  4. Mary Paddock Booth Posted

    Crystal and Randy, Sad to hear the news about your Mom. Although it’s been some time since I’ve seen her, I remember a sweetness about her. Mom often spoke of, and loved her dear friend. She still has a nice picture framed of your Dad and her when they came to visit one fall day.
    You and your families are in my prayers for peace.
    Mary Paddock Booth

  5. Kathy Strough Posted

    Crystal, so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. I know how difficult this time can be, even though she is no longer in pain and suffering. Remember that right now memories bring tears, there will come a time when memories bring smiles. Love you, Kath

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