Omaha Philanthropist Suzanne Scott Dead at 83

Posted 1 year ago

By Scott Carlson

Suzanne and Walter Scott

Suzanne and Walter Scott

(AP) — Omaha philanthropist Suzanne Scott, whose name adorns many prominent projects alongside her husband Walter, has died.

Suzanne Scott led the Omaha Zoological Foundation from 1984 to 1988, and the zoo’s impressive new aquarium is named in honor of the Scotts.

The 83-year-old Suzanne Scott was married to Walter Scott for more than 25 years. The two met while she worked for the zoo and he led the zoo’s board.

Billionaire Walter Scott is the chairman emeritus of Peter Kiewit Sons Inc.

Suzanne Scott also volunteered her time to a number of organizations and served on the boards of Bellevue University, Children’s Hospital and United Way of the Midlands.

Bill Cutler at the Heafey Heafey Hoffman Dworak and Cutler funeral home said Scott died Monday morning. Funeral arrangements are pending.