Ted Scofield

Published 9:57 am Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Ted Scofield, 98, of Austin, Texas, passed away on July 12, 2018, in Austin, Texas.

A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 21, 2018, at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange, Texas.

Born on April 17, 1920, in New York City, New York and spending his youth in Pinehurst, North Carolina, he was the son of Edwin Lewis Scofield, Jr. and Priscilla McKaig Beall. He graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering. Ted only worked for one company in his life, DuPont.  He began his career in Wilmington Delaware, and later transferred to Orange to start up the Sabine River Works plant.  Ted worked for DuPont for 40 years, first as a Chemical Engineer, and then was selected to originate the first Human Resource Department at the Orange Plant.  He was one of the original directors of the DuPont Sabine River Works Credit Union, a board member of the Orange Bowling League, a member of the Orange County United Fund, and an Orange County Democratic Chairman. Ted was an outdoorsman who made sure to teach his children to appreciate the outdoors. His other loves were duck hunting, bowling, fishing with his wife, Taffy.  He was a scratch handicap golfer. He never had idle hands. After retirement he stared a jewelry business and began painting for the first time, where he demonstrated amazing talent. He had a generous heart. He and Taffy sponsored numerous Asian families after the Southeast Asia conflicts. He also originated the large print section at the Orange Public Library and continued to donate to it for over 30 years. Ted loved his family dearly and will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing and loving him.

He was preceded in death by his loving wives, Francella “Taffy” Scofield and Lois Ladin Scofield; and his daughter-in-law, Mary Ann “MeMe” Todaro Scofield.

Those left to cherish his memory include his children, John Beall Scofield, Candee Scofield Hoff, and Nancy Shawn Scofield and her wife Debbie Scofield; step-children, Billy Ladin and his wife Robin, and Terry Cweigenberg; 5 granddaughters; 2 great-grandchildren; 6 step-grandchildren; and 10 step-great-grandchildren.

In lieu of customary remembrances, Mr. Scofield’s family is requesting donations be made to the Orange Public Library to the Scofield Large Print Section to continue his founding legacy.