Gloria Maycher Scott
animal-rescue advocate

Gloria Maycher Scott, 87, who helped launch an animal-rescue organization and led efforts to place abandoned pets in homes, died Jan. 13 at an assisted-living facility in Tulsa, where she had lived since 2010.

She had Parkinson’s disease, said a friend, Mary Rowse.

Mrs. Scott came to Washington in 1967 and worked as a bookkeeper and accountant for a real estate firm. She was a founding member of the Alliance for Stray Animals and People in the District and helped find homes for many dogs and cats that she rescued.

Gloria Maycher was born in Mississippi City, Miss., and graduated from high school in Muskogee, Okla. She attended Drake University in Des Moines, where she worked in bookkeeping and accounting before coming to Washington.

She was a member of All Souls Church Unitarian in Washington and a hiking club affiliated with the church.

Her husband of 28 years, David K. Scott, died in 2007.

She had no immediate survivors.

— Matt Schudel