J. Darlene (Scott) Kerr

Darlene (Scott) Kerr

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Darlene D. Kerr formerly Scott aka Cobb, Fetko
Born 1940s.
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Sister of [private brother (unknown - unknown)] [half] and [private brother (1950s - unknown)]
Descendants descendants
Mother of [private son (unknown - unknown)]
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Scott-8685 created 28 Nov 2013 | Last modified | Last edit: 29 May 2017
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Categories: Los Angeles, California | San Diego, California | Manhattan Beach, California | Seattle, Washington | Poway, California | Rancho Santa Fe, California | Albuquerque, New Mexico | Minden, Nevada | San Diego State University.


Contents

Biography

Birth and Early Life

J. Darlene Scott was the first born child of Jack Elliott Scott and Virginia Margaret Wheeler in 1942 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Sibling

  1. Jack Elliott Scott II still living.

I attended so many elementary schools due to my father's occupation that there is no record and I remember very little about them, including names. We often moved in just a matter of months. My brother Jack Elliott Scott II was born in 1950 in Los Angeles, California when we lived on Nelson Avenue in Redondo Beach, Los Angeles, California. Within a few years of his birth, the family moved to Dallas, Texas and to Fort Worth, Texas and to New Jersey, Kansas and Minnesota. Each time we returned to California for a short time. In 1959 we moved to Rancho Santa Fe, San Diego, California and remained there for a number of years. I attended San Dieguito High School in Encinitas, San Diego, California during my freshman and sophomore years, went to Boydens private school in downtown San Diego for part of my junior year and then to Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach, Los Angeles, California for the remainder of that year while living with my maternal grandparents in Manhattan Beach. During my senior year, I lived at home with my mother and brother, Jack, and graduated from San Dieguito.

First Marriage and Family

I was first married to William Warren Cobb in 1960 and we moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico, where our son William Scott Cobb was born. Scott is my only child. Soon after Scott's birth, we moved back to Rancho Santa Fe, San Diego, California and lived with Bill's parents for a short time until we got our own apartment and Bill returned to school to get his degrees, first in Botany and then as a teacher. I must say here that my husband, Michael and I are the best of friends with Bill and his now wife, Robey. Robey likes to say that we are wife-in-laws. Bill, Scott and I spent a lot of time camping in the Sierra Nevadas, fishing, skiing, hiking and traveling to other places in the United States. We seemed to move a lot, but that was due to changes in finances, schooling, family responsibilities (I was given custody of my brother Jack when I was 20). Bill and I divorced in July 1976 in San Diego, California.

Education and Work Life

I had returned to school to obtain a college degree while I was still married to Bill taking a few classes at a time, but by 1977 I was able to take a full load of classes at San Diego State University while working at the University of California San Diego in La Jolla. I was working with the art department in the library and obtained a BA in that field with a minor in psychology. I Continued to work at UCSD for a number of years.

Second Marriage

In 1989 I married Dr. Dennis Fetko, an animal behaviorist. I had switched to selling real estate in order to get ahead financially, but we discovered that he and I worked well together in his field; so I became his assistant, wife, office manager, and his co-host on our radio program about animals. Dennis and I did a lot of community service work that involved the animal-people bond and relationship. We traveled the world, mostly working. New Zealand, Australia and Italy are my favorite places and Saudi Arabia the least favorite. He was hired as the Director of the National Wildlife Reserve based in Taif, Saudi Arabia. We were there a little less than six months. The longest six months of my life, I think. I don't think it's probably wise to go into my thoughts on the treatment of people let alone women in Saudi Arabia. Let's just say it isn't on my list of places to return to ever. Boy do we have a lot to be grateful for in this country. And we need to guard it with our last breath of life. We who are interested in genealogy have it driven home to us every day just how much our forefathers and foremothers had to sacrifice to give us what we have. I guess this is particularly poignant as I write today, Thanksgiving 2013.

Third Marriage and Retirement Years

My best friend since we were 14 and 15 years old is Terry Ruth Kerr. Her brother, Lt. Col. Michael Scott Kerr, was a 19 year old in the United States Marine Corps when I met him. We have been friends forever it seems like. We got together late in life and married in Washington state in 2001. I gained two stepdaughters, Nadia Kerr Palmer and Tovah Kerr Whitesell and Michael gained a stepson, Scott and a grandson, David Scott Cobb. All in all not a bad deal. We moved from Washington state to Nevada where we now reside with our Japanese Spitz, Suki. His photo is here. We both love to travel and have been to England several times, Scotland, Germany and to Hawaii more times than I like. Michael loves it there. He was a POW in Hanoi (a reconnaissance pilot in the United States Air Force by then and later a fighter pilot) for over 6 years. Due to the greater number of physical problems that he faces each year from all of that starvation and torture, we travel less these days. I must say that he is one of the most cheerful and upbeat people I have ever known and I really don't know how he manages it after all of that. Having met some of his fellow "jailbirds" as they call themselves, their ebullience and joy in life seems to run rampant throughout their ranks.

Sources

  • California Birth Certificate.
  • Nevada Marriage License.
  • San Diego, California Divorce Decree.
  • San Diego Marriage License.
  • San Diego, California Divorce Decree
  • Washington State Marriage License and Certificate.
  • San Diego State University Degree.
  • Don't need 'em. I was there!
  • First-hand information. Entered by Darlene Scott at registration.

Acknowledgements

Darlene Scott Kerr created this profile. All of the information here is directly from her, added bio and sources.


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Darlene is a Wiki Genealogy Volunteer following these tags:
CATEGORIZATION
Many people have in the past and now are working hard to standardize; however it just seems to get more complex.
LINSCOTT
MCADAM
The McAdam family mostly around Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland. My grandmother came to USA in 1915.
MILITARY
Vietnam and WWII have been my main interest, but would like to learn more about how people are working with WWI.
PROFILE_OF_THE_WEEK
Nice to see what others are doing.
PROJECTS
Interested in new projects.
RESOURCES
Finding help any place you can!
ROLL_OF_HONOR
Special interest in the Vietnam era with focus on MIA, POW.
SCOTTISH_CLANS
Ancestors from my family and my husband's family came from Scotland.
TEMPLATES
New and old and changes.
WHEELER
Specifically the Wheeler family in New York


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On 29 May 2017 at 21:07 GMT Sheri (Brock) Bush wrote:

I did his and his brothers. If you find more, I'll get to them. I will go over my tree later and fix what I can find. I will read about categories first!

On 28 May 2017 at 20:45 GMT Sheri (Brock) Bush wrote:

My grandfathers profile was Private. How did

you get into it? Brock, Rufus M. I have changed it.

On 28 May 2017 at 19:12 GMT David Wilson wrote:

I guess it is apparent, some of us have trouble keeping up with categories as they change back and forth.

A nice upgrade would be the ability to export from moot categories into the new categories... similar to how templates auto change on profiles.

Cheers!

On 3 May 2017 at 04:03 GMT L (Sibley) S wrote:

Looks like you have a lot of info on the Graves from Robertson, NC. the whole point of the "Sttudy" that I started was to find the parents of Martha (Graves) Gunn.

Figured I just ask you what you know about her?

Thanks for all the info, did you plan on making the profiles for all the folks identified on John Williams Graves profile?

Again Thanks.

On 12 Apr 2017 at 14:01 GMT David Keeney wrote:

Thank you for filling in the details for Walter and William Keeney. In the comments for Walter, you had "Mary died after October 1978." I think my Aunt Mary is still alive and living in Portland Oregon. So I removed that sentence. Everything else looks great.

On 19 Mar 2017 at 12:02 GMT Sue Hall wrote:

Feel free to add directly to any profile I have especially more than the first 5 or 6 generations back. I have adopted probably too many profiles and am not possessive.

On 10 Mar 2017 at 17:52 GMT Mary Richardson wrote:

Darlene this page is Roll of Honor, where the profile is posted, plus the version I posted for a month.

Click here Roll of Honor page

On 10 Mar 2017 at 14:58 GMT Mary Richardson wrote:

Congratulations Darlene, Your profile, Edwin (Ed) Lee Atterberry is this month's winner of Military Showcase Profile.

The profile will be featured on our Roll of Honor page for a month. ~ thank you for your profile and your participation. ~~ Mary

On 4 Feb 2017 at 00:13 GMT Paula J wrote:

Here is a version on the original template that we are allowed to use Under where it says Biography. You can put the flag and other info into this one as before.

On 3 Feb 2017 at 23:53 GMT Paula J wrote:

WikiTree replaced all templates with project boxes. The project boxes do not have the option of having the waving state flag. This was for standardization. Here is one g2g post about that.

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