Deanna Scott Macrander

Deanna Scott Macrander, died Friday, July 19, 2019, at the Hanover Nursing Center in Hanover, Indiana.

She was born Oct. 12, 1944, in Vevay, Indiana, to William Denton and Loretta Peelman Scott. At age 8, she and her family moved to California. By age 14 she could play the piano, organ, and bass. At age 17, she formed her own band called the Stardusters. She was the youngest woman to become a band leader. She and the band had the opportunity to perform with and play backup for such talented artists as Tex Ritter, Little Jimmy Dickens, Merle Haggard, Buck Owens, Elvis Presley and many others for over 30 years. She returned to Vevay with her parents where she met Ivan Earl Macrander. They were married in 1981 and shared 32 years of marriage until he died in 2013. She was a member of the Vevay Church of Christ and was a life member of the VFW Auxiliary in California. She was an avid reader and played the piano occasionally. She enjoyed watching FOX News, Hallmark and Inspiration channels.

She is survived by two sons, Mike Macrander of Lexington, Indiana, and Gayle Macrander of Brooksburg, Indiana; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter, and several cousins. She will be missed by her two cats, Snowball and Lucy, who have been her companions for several years.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m., Monday, July 22, 2019, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay.

Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday, July 22, 2019, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the United Service Organizations, PO Box 96860, Washington, DC. 20077-7677 or Keeping Pace Cancer Fund c/o CFSCI.

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