Mary Ott was born on November 30, 1932 to Earl and Nellie Bauld in Brocksburn, Nebraska, Keya Paha County. She received the Holly Sacrament of Baptism in the Church of the Sacred Heart of Lone Pine, Nebraska on March 21st 1937.
Mary attended St. Mary’s Academy and graduated from Oneill High School in Oneill, Nebraska in 1950.
On January 10th of 1951, Mary married the love of her life, Alvin A. Ott in Oneill, Nebraska. Where they lived until 1960 when they moved to Gresham, Oregon. Alvin and Mary raised 6 children. They are Donald of Boring, Or, Ronald of Sandy, Or, Marjean Ackers of Gresham, Or, Greg of The Dalles, Or, and Brian of Gresham, Or. She was preceded by her daughter, Janelle Boom in 2002.
Mary spent most of her life as a homemaker, raising kids and babysitting numerous other kids. She also serviced as a waitress at her folks cafe in Gresham and worked at MHCC in the cafeteria and ran a “gentley” used kids clothing strore in Gresham.
Mary had two sisters that preceded her in death, Vivan Wrede and Ita McNichols. She is survived by 2 brothers, Earl Bauld Jr. of Boring, Or and John Bauld of Boring, Or. Mary loved her 6 children along with her 17 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-granddaughter.
As you can tell the theme to Mary’s life was loving and caring for her family and friends. Mary’s favorite phrases were; “are you hungry & can I fix you something to eat”.
A Rosary will be said on Monday, January 16, 2023 at 7pm at Gresham Memorial Chapel. Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at 11:00am at St Henry Catholic Church, Gresham, Oregon. Committal service will be held at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Gresham Or.