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Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home

306 East Polk Street, Burnet, TX

OBITUARY

Elizabeth Roy Ott

14 October, 193919 May, 2020
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Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Roy Ott moved on to heaven at noon on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. In the earlier years of Liz’s life, she was lovingly known as Ti-Top and Snooker to her family and close friends. Liz became birth mother to 8 children, Stepmom to 3 and ‘Momma Liz’ to everyone she crossed paths with over her 80 years of a meaningful life. No one was a stranger to Liz, and she was the living epitome of The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. Liz was generous to her family, friends, co-workers and colleagues, always quick to give a helping hand, and always there to listen and offer guidance to anyone who needed it. Liz led with a caring heart filled with love and compassion for those around her.

Liz was born into the Roy Family from Port-au-Prince, Haiti on October 14, 1939. During her time in Haiti, Liz enjoyed being surrounded by her sister, aunts, uncles, and cousins that lived next to each other. Liz attended the Union School with many people who became life-long friends. Liz left Haiti to live with her Mother and Grandmother Moore in New York City at around 15 years of age. While in NY, Liz dabbled in modeling and acting, and eventually went on to work at Reynolds Aluminum. It was at Reynolds where she met her late husband, Robert ‘Bob’ Ott. The two married and then relocated to Dayton, Ohio to be closer to Bob’s family. Bob and Liz had 8 children in Ohio where both worked in real estate while raising their children to whom they were deeply devoted parents.

In the mid 1980s, the family relocated to the Rio Grande Valley for a short time and then ended up moving to Austin, Texas in 1985. Within just a few years in Austin, Liz joined Keller Williams Realty, a small, start-up real estate firm, co-founded by Gary Keller and Joe Williams. Liz worked with gusto in the real estate and founded the Relogroup in the early 90s. Liz was instrumental in helping open the Northwest Market Center for KW, and she did this ALL while raising her children. Liz became known as ‘The Queen’ of the Northwest Market Center as well as a maven, a legend and an icon of the Austin real estate market. Liz officially retired from real estate in 2019 after 50+ years in the business.

Liz was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Elizabeth Moore Roy and her father, Lt. Colonel G. Edouard Roy, several aunts, uncles and her former husband, Bob Ott and stepson, David Ott. She is survived by the families life-long caregiver, Hosanna ‘Fifie’ Pierre, her sister Rona Roy Benjamin, and Brother-in-law, Dick Ott, and Sister-in-law, Norma Stevens, her children Ginny Folsom, Susy Kerber, Liz Apt, Jackie Shepherd-Pettis, Joe Ott, Theresa Boisseau, Fran O’Donnell, Robert Ott, Erica Crist and Chris Ott, their spouses, former spouses, and grandchildren, great grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews as well as numerous ‘adopted’ children and many extended families.

Liz leaves a big hole in our universe as the matriarch of The Ott Family, and she will be missed for her laughter, her zest for life, her smile and twinkling eyes and her larger-than-life heart that she was quick to share with all of those around her.

In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Central Texas Food Bank in Liz’s name for those in need is welcome. If flowers are preferred, feel free to order from Floral Designs by Randi and send to the Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home, both in Burnet, TX. Services will be held on Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 5:30pm at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home and broadcast on Facebook Live under the account of Chris Ott.

Care has been entrusted to Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Burnet.

Condolences may be offered at www.clementswilcoxburnet.com

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    Saturday, 23 May , 2020

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Melissa Allison

29 May 2020

There are very few people in my life that have been influencers. In fact, there are only less than a handful and one of them is Liz.

I was still new to Austin & real estate in general when Liz hired me to the Relo Group. Not only did she teach me about Austin real estate, she taught me and showed me so much about life, business relationships and family relationships. She welcomed me with open arms and with all of the LOVE in her heart as well as her family! We saw eye to eye on many, many topics!

We would devise a plan and I would say "Sounds like a plan!" and she would say "Go for it!" Always positively encouraging me! And then, of course, the laughs we had! Can never forget the laughter!

I truly look up to her as a success story in so many ways! I miss being able to call her up to discuss the latest topic. She may be physically gone but she will not be forgotten! Forever in my heart! I love you Liz! ❤

Nancy Bergamasco

24 May 2020

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I loved Liz! She was so wonderful to me and my family. I will never forget her kindness. Prayers to you all during this difficult time.

Robert Kauffman

23 May 2020

I met Liz when I started in real estate at the KW NWMC. Liz epitomized the KW culture that drew me to the company in the first place: She was ALWAYS ready and eager to help me with any questions I had as a newbie agent. Her patience and kind heart gave me comfort knowing she was just a phone call away if I was in a jam on a deal.

Liz was one of those rare women who never seemed stressed or rushed and always exhibited a sense of peace about her that easily transferred to those around her. Our society could use many, many more people like her, especially in this day and age.

The world lost a great lady in Liz Ott and she will be forever missed. RIP, Liz.

Gail Huebel

23 May 2020

Not sure how to start about how much Liz meant to me. I met her about 20 yrs ago when I started at Keller William's. She was a great mentor and always willing to help anyone. I roomed with her at KW national conventions and I have so many memories and lots of great laughs with Liz during the years we were agents with our offices close by.. She was a lady everyone admired and looked up to with great respect. I will miss her tremendously just knowing I cant give her a quick call but she will certainly live on in my heart til I get to see that contagious smile of hers again someday. Thanks Liz for so much you taught me and for always being there at anytime.
Xoxo

Sonia Lopez-Eads

23 May 2020

I will forever be grateful to Liz and her family. I was alone in Austin as a 17 year old and Liz and her family took me in with open arms. I never felt so secure and welcomed as I did with her family. Liz allowed me to grow into adulthood while living with her and her family, never judging me and always being there if I needed her.
The following quote is so true about Liz and her family : Family isn’t always blood. It’s the people in your life who want you in theirs; the ones who accept you for who you are. The ones who would do anything to see you smile and who love you know matter what.

Much Love to the Ott Family!



Alison Rogers

23 May 2020

Liz was so welcoming and warm, she made me feel like an honorary member! I will miss her very much. I hope she knows how loved she was and may she now be at peace. Love Alison

Alice Caron

22 May 2020

What is there to say? When someone comes along and impacts as many people as Liz did it all seems so unreal. But there you see is the reality. Liz impacted so many people because everyone was just as important to her as anyone else.

Have you ever seen a mama bear get protective of her cubs? I have. Liz was protective of all the agents in the company like that. She was even more so with her family. Everyone deserves to have a mother that loves their children the way Liz did. The entire Ott family is strong and they will get through this tough time. I pray that they remember all the special moments they had with her. She was a beautiful human being and I'm so proud to count her as a friend.

I'll miss her but she'll never really be gone. She's just relocated to another room. Rest in peace Liz. I'll miss your sweet face until we meet again my friend. xoxo

Peggy Duke-Sargent

22 May 2020

From the month I joined KW in
2010, Liz took me under her wing
and never let me wander far from
the flock of Otts and their assistance when needed throughout the following years.
Full of love, laughter, wisdom.
that was Liz.
The dearest treasure of one's
life is a close friend. A genuine
friend is a gift of God's mercy to
you.
Thank you sweet friend Liz!
In my precious memories and heart forever.

Karen Buerkle

22 May 2020

I had the great pleasure and honor of meeting Liz 16 years ago when I joined Keller Williams in Liz’s down line. Liz truly was our Eagle, winning that esteemed award several times as she led by example through loving and guiding all of us to excellence and success in our profession. Liz always took my calls, at whatever hour, shared her wise and knowledgeable experience freely and was truly a guiding light in business and in life. Liz always lit up a room and I will miss the sparkle in her eyes, her bright smile, warm hugs, and reassuring voice. Liz made everyone feel so good just to be around her. I am so sad Liz is no longer with us, but know she has received her heavenly reward for her life work – the people she loved and the huge difference she made in all of our lives. Jesus asked us to ..."Love one another, as I have Loved you..." John 13:34, and Liz epitomized this command. My love and condolences to Liz’s Beloved Family, and all who loved and were loved by Liz. May you find peace, reassurance and confidence that Liz has been received into Heaven into the loving arms of our Lord Jesus Christ, and her reunion with her loved ones that have preceded her has been a fantastic event to which we all have the promise of, until we meet again. God has Blessed you Liz and all of us that have known you.

Melanie Kennemann

22 May 2020

From the moment I moved to Austin over 9 years ago, every time I would see Liz she was so full of life and your day was a better day!!!! She always had this way of making you feel very special in her presence- a gift so rare in this world! I love this photo from last year as our market center honored her with the Lifetime Achievement Award and we are watching the slideshow together arm in arm. I cherish that moment. Amazing lady who is a legacy. You can see through her children that her incredible spirit and love lives on through them and will for decades to come!!

FROM THE FAMILY
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Nicole, Theresa & Liz.

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1985 at Texas beach.

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Bob & Liz 1985.

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Jocelyn, Robert and Liz at Steve & Ginny’s 50th wedding anniversary!

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Zoey & Liz 2015.

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Family in Austin 1985 or 1986.

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Liz & Bob about 1986.

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Terry and Liz 2017.

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Beth Ott Colton and Liz Ott.

Biography

      Elizabeth Roy Ott was known as many things to many people. She was a loved one, a friend, and someone special. To family and friends who knew her best, Elizabeth will be remembered as a very exceptional person.

      Simply stated, Elizabeth was a good and kind person, an individual who will for all time be remembered by her family and friends as being a caring and giving person, someone who was a vital part of their lives. Elizabeth leaves behind her a legacy of life-long friendships and many cherished memories. Everyone whose life she touched will always remember Elizabeth Roy Ott.