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Colonial Funeral Home

1801 East Red River Street, Victoria, TX

OBITUARY

Roy Edwin Othold

December 4, 1927August 3, 2019
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Conroe - Roy Edwin Othold, 91, formerly of Victoria, passed away on Saturday, August 3, 2019. He was born December 4, 1927, son of the late Edwin H. and Frieda Koch Othold. Roy grew up in Shiner and Victoria, Texas. He graduated from Patti Welder High School where he was active in the Drama Department. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church where he was active in the youth group’s Luther League and was elected State President of the Texas Luther League. Roy married the love of his life, Betty Butler in 1949. Roy’s employment career began with the railroad in Victoria, and then, with DuPont. Roy accepted a transfer with DuPont in 1963 to LaPlace, Louisiana. He embraced the Cajun culture and cuisine. He was a member of the Lions Club and the Mardi Gras Krewe of Carrolton and served as a Boy Scout Assistant Scoutmaster. He was active in the Grace Lutheran Church community of New Orleans. He retired from DuPont in 1985. Roy and his wife moved to the Woodlands in 2008. He became a member of the Grace Lutheran Church of Conroe where he was active in a Bible study group and a coffee group. He loved playing dominoes, traveling to the American landmarks, cheering the Texas Longhorns and a telling a great fishing story. He was an avid historian and sportsman. Everyone was blessed by his genuine hospitality and humor. He loved to share his recipes and his home with friends and family. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather and was lovingly known as Papa Roy. His greatest joys included enjoying the beauty of nature, the bond of family and planning that next, great adventure. Roy was a man of honor and a blessing to all who knew him. Roy is survived by his son, Roy Kip Othold and wife Mary, of Houston; daughter, Becky Jean Del Rio and husband Steven, of Mabelvale, Arkansas; and son, Clay Alan Othold and wife Robin of Spring; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Betty Othold; and his sister, Evelyn Othold Spiegelhauer. A visitation with reception will be held from 6 to 8 pm, Thursday, August 8, 2019 at Colonial Funeral Home. The family invites guests to a reception at 11:45 am at Luther Hall prior to the Funeral Service which will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, August 9, 2019 at Trinity Lutheran Church with Pastor Barney Matocha, and with Pastor Diane Roth of Grace Lutheran Church in Conroe, officiating. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Pallbearers for the service will be Kip Othold, Clay Othold, Clayton Othold, Jarod Stowell, Steven Del Rio, Christopher Del Rio, Bruce Kaiser, and Larry Clark. Memorial donations may be made to Paws for Heroes at the link set up for Roy Othold’s page - https://www.pawsforheroes.com/royothold Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.colonialfuneralhomevictoria.com

  • FAMILY

  • Frieda Koch Othold, Mother (deceased)
  • Edwin H. Othold, Father (deceased)
  • Betty Butler Othold, Wife (deceased)
  • Roy Kip Othold, Son
  • Mary Othold, Daughter-in-law
  • Becky Jean Del Rio, Daughter
  • Steven Del Rio, Son-in-law
  • Clay Alan Othold, Son
  • Robin Othold, Daughter-in-law
  • Evelyn Othold Spiegelhauer, Sister (deceased)
  • He leaves six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Kip Othold
  • Clay Othold
  • Clayton Othold
  • Jarod Stowell
  • Steven Del Rio
  • Christopher Del Rio
  • Bruce Kaiser
  • Larry Clark

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, August 8, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, August 9, 2019
  • Burial Friday, August 9, 2019

Memories

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Richard Ory

August 10, 2019

Roy was very special to so many people and will be in our hearts forever. God bless you Roy. I can remember when one of Roy's salary checks was put in my bank account in LaPlace, LA. I called the bank at once and get it fixed. Then, I called Roy and thanked him for the extra money that he donated to my bank account. He was shocked and very thankful that I had straightened out the bank error. We both had a great laugh about it.

Robert C. Putnam

August 9, 2019

My father Robert Putnam, moved here from Yoakum after my mother died, in 2017. We attended worship at Grace Lutheran on Sundays and Roy sat near us and was always friendly and smiling! Roy was so excited about his trip to Alaska! He tried to show us pictures on his phone, but he never got them to work right. He did manage to show us one though, of him resting (sleeping)in a chair between activities. One Sunday, my dad and I went to Luby's in Conroe, and who was in line in front of us, but Roy. Before we realized it, he was paying for our meal! We sat together and my father and Roy got better acquainted. My father and Roy had both been widowed for a few years, and had been married to their true love and raised families in the Lutheran church. We were so blessed to have known him!
Sincerely, Bob Putnam and Jean Putnam Chancy

Gail Dentler

August 8, 2019

I really enjoyed visiting with Roy during fellowship time after church. He was such a warm and friendly man. We will miss him at Grace.!

Beckie Berthelot

August 8, 2019

I met Roy playing 42 Donmoes at Windsor Hills Club House. He was always smiling and we joked about Louisiana and LSU. I lived inn Baton Rouge where my husband graduated from LSU. We always talked about the TIGERS...He even shared a couple of recipes with me. He will be sadly missed!!!
Beckie Berthelot

Carole Lamont

August 7, 2019

I will miss this very kind and funny gentleman. He always had the brightest smile and immediately made you feel welcome. I will miss seeing him at church. He reminded me of my Daddy, and put joy in my heart every Sunday.
Carole Lamont

Wayne Sebastian

August 6, 2019

Roy was kind, sincere and a real gentleman. I enjoyed the after church lunches we shared and loved talking with him. He will be sorely missed sitting in the pew a couple rows in front of us. I don’t think I ever attended church that I didn’t see him there. You will be missed but not forgotten.
RIP Roy
Wayne and Sharon Sebastian

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Biography

Conroe - Roy Edwin Othold, 91, formerly of Victoria, passed away on Saturday, August 3, 2019. He was born December 4, 1927, son of the late Edwin H. and Frieda Koch Othold.
Roy grew up in Shiner and Victoria, Texas. He graduated from Patti Welder High School where he was active in the Drama Department. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church where he was active in the youth group’s Luther League and was elected State President of the Texas Luther League. Roy married the love of his life, Betty Butler in 1949.
Roy’s employment career began with the railroad in Victoria, and then, with DuPont. Roy accepted a transfer with DuPont in 1963 to LaPlace, Louisiana. He embraced the Cajun culture and cuisine. He was a member of the Lions Club and the Mardi Gras Krewe of Carrolton and served as a Boy Scout Assistant Scoutmaster. He was active in the Grace Lutheran Church community of New Orleans. He retired from DuPont in 1985. Roy and his wife moved to the Woodlands in 2008. He became a member of the Grace Lutheran Church of Conroe where he was active in a Bible study group and a coffee group. He loved playing dominoes, traveling to the American landmarks, cheering the Texas Longhorns and a telling a great fishing story.
He was an avid historian and sportsman. Everyone was blessed by his genuine hospitality and humor. He loved to share his recipes and his home with friends and family. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather and was lovingly known as Papa Roy. His greatest joys included enjoying the beauty of nature, the bond of family and planning that next, great adventure. Roy was a man of honor and a blessing to all who knew him.
Roy is survived by his son, Roy Kip Othold and wife Mary, of Houston; daughter, Becky Jean Del Rio and husband Steven, of Mabelvale, Arkansas; and son, Clay Alan Othold and wife Robin of Spring; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Betty Othold; and his sister, Evelyn Othold Spiegelhauer.
A visitation with reception will be held from 6 to 8 pm, Thursday, August 8, 2019 at Colonial Funeral Home. The family invites guests to a reception at 11:45 am at Luther Hall prior to the Funeral Service which will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, August 9, 2019 at Trinity Lutheran Church with Pastor Barney Matocha, and with Pastor Diane Roth of Grace Lutheran Church in Conroe, officiating. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Pallbearers for the service will be Kip Othold, Clay Othold, Clayton Othold, Jarod Stowell, Steven Del Rio, Christopher Del Rio, Bruce Kaiser, and Larry Clark.
Memorial donations may be made to Paws for Heroes at the link set up for Roy Othold’s page - https://www.pawsforheroes.com/royothold
Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.colonialfuneralhomevictoria.com