Julia Price Scott


Julia Price Scott (“Judy”) of St. Louis passed away peacefully at her home at The Gatesworth in St. Louis, Missouri on September 13, 2023 at the age of 93.

Julia was born on May 29, 1930 in St. Louis, Missouri to Margaret “Tuck” and Holton Price. She grew up in Clayton, Missouri and graduated from John Burroughs High School in 1948 and Vassar University in 1952. She lived in Pennsylvania, California, Arizona, Georgia and Missouri while she raised her family. Later, she split her time between Sawgrass, in Ponte Vedra, Florida and St. Louis, Missouri.

Julia was known for her kind and selfless nature and for her courage. At the age of 10, she fell from a jungle gym and broke her arm which revealed that she had bone cancer. The subsequent successful surgery was the first time anyone had survived such cancer without losing a limb. As a loving stay-at-home mother, she was a Girl Scout troop leader, volunteered and donated to many local charities. Later in her life, Julia worked for the Bryan Cave law firm (later Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner) of St. Louis, Missouri. Julia was dedicated to her ever-growing family and enjoyed golfing, playing tennis and bridge, the symphony, opera, and exploring the outdoors and the world.

Julia is survived by her son Jeremy Johnstone Jr. and his partner Sook Holingshead of San Francisco, California; her daughter Katherine Johnstone Hibbitts and her husband Kirt Hibbitts of Charlotte, North Carolina; her son Christopher Johnstone and his wife Pamela Johnstone of Denver, Colorado; three stepsons Hugh Scott III and Mac Scott, both of Clayton, Missouri, and Henry Scott of Potomac, Maryland; a stepdaughter Phoebe Burke of Clayton, Missouri; and 18 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Julia was preceded in death by her husband Hugh Scott,Jr, her former husband Jeremy Johnstone, and her grandson Daniel Gardner Hibbitts.

A memorial service for Julia will be held at the Church of St Michael & St George, 6345 Wydown at Ellenwood in Clayton on Saturday October 28, 2023 at 11 a.m. Family and friends are invited to gather to remember and celebrate her life. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri, Special Olympics of Missouri, or the Saint Louis Art Museum.