Connie Elaine Stott

connie stott
Connie Elaine Stott succumbed to COVID 19 and slipped away peacefully to her new heavenly home surrounded by family and friends on November 12, 2020 at Christus Santa Rosa Hospital—New Braunfels. Connie was born February 7, 1948 to Donald Milo Stott, Sr. and Alma Louise Stott (nee Harding) in Houston, Texas. Connie was a daddy’s girl and enjoyed many camping trips with her family. Connie grew up in Houston, Texas and graduated from Bellaire High School. Connie attended Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches and received her bachelor’s degree in education, she ultimately went on and earned a Master’s Degree in Education from Southwest Texas State University. While at Stephen F. Austin, she met her husband, Donald Callahan Reynolds. They married and had two children, Donald Callahan Reynolds, Jr. and Ryan Stott Reynolds. Although Don and Connie divorced the love between the two remained forever. Don and Connie moved to San Antonio in 1973. Connie was a resident of New Braunfels for more than 40 years preceding her death. Connie was an active person. Connie was a great soccer mom and all around supporter of her children’s activities. Donald, Jr. was a wonderful tennis player and Connie enjoyed taking Donald and Ryan and their friends to tennis matches all over Texas. Connie, as a child and young adult, was very active in the Girl Scouts of America and participated in the 1965 Senior Jamboree in Ohio. She was very proud of her grandchildren, Katie and Lizzy and her great niece, Olivia, who all followed in her footsteps and joined Girl Scouts of America. She participated in bridge clubs, including the Bridge Pits; she was a member of the local sorority, Beta Sigma Phi; and she was a member of Chaparral while married to her husband. She was an elementary school teacher for many years and retired from teaching after over 30 years of service. She taught at Booker T. Washington Elementary School in the San Antonio Independent School District. She taught school in an underserved community because she has an affinity for helping those in more difficult situations there herself. Connie was a firm believer in the civil rights movement and was a big part of integration in Nacogdoches during her college days. When Connie retired from teaching, she remained active. She was a clogger, was involved in the Red Stocking Revue, participated in many women’s bible studies, played bridge and participated in Beta Sigma Phi. She attended church at New Braunfels Presbyterian Church. She also worked at the local Hallmark Store and most recently, she worked at the Landa Park Train, selling tickets. Connie was a hard worker and always available to help anyone. She will be missed by many. Connie’s real passion was travel. She went with her sister to Europe and her best friend since 1st Grade, Pamela Monday on cruises to Mexico, Greece and Croatia. She went to Alaska, NYC, Mexico, Maine and Canada and other locations with her niece, Stacy Goodbread Irons and her family. Connie was preceded in death by her father, Donald Milo Stott, Sr., her mother, Alma Louise Stott (nee Harding), her brother, Donald Milo Stott, Jr. and her sister, Stephany Dianne Stott Goodbread. She is survived by her children Donald Callahan Reynolds, Jr. and his son, Henry; and Ryan Stott Reynolds, his wife Melissa Boyett Reynolds and their 2 children, Katie Rose and Holly Elizabeth. Her niece, Stacy Elaine Goodbread Irons and her husband, Robert “Fish” Irons, Jr. and their daughter, Olivia. The family would like to thank the superb nursing and medical staff at Christus Santa Rosa Hospital—New Braunfels. Your kindness during this exceptionally difficult time is very much appreciated. Connie loved flowers however donations to your favorite charity would make her happy as well. Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at New Braunfels Presbyterian Church, 373 Howard St., with funeral services to follow beginning at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park.

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  1. My deepest sympathy to Connie’s family. I loved Connie. We shared many conversations over the past 15 years that I’ve done her hair. This is a big loss to many I know.

  2. I have very fond memories of Aunt Connie during summertime visits when I was young. She was loving, loved her family and spending time with her son’s grand children. She is gone too soon and will be dearly missed. God bless her family and friends during difficult times. Love, Jenny

  3. New Year’s Eve will never be the same. We started with six regulars, then Davy passed, and there were five. Now there will only be four, Ron and Martha Amata, Norma Coln and me. We were hoping to take another road trip to the east coast or north into the Dakotas. We stopped our Bunco Club in March due to COVID-19, so our last time to get together was in February. We were privileged to share time with her as friends. She will be missed her.

  4. Donald, Ryan and Stacy, Love and deepest sympathy, Aunt Audrey, Cousin Lane and wife Leslie, Cousin Steven and wife Caroline and Cousin Andy

  5. Ryan, Donald and Stacy. I am so sorry to lose such a precious friend. I so loved playing bridge with her and watching how she made amazing hands. She loved you all so much and was so proud of your accomplishments. I am so sorry that I will be unable to attend her service. I will be having cataract surgery tomorrow but you will be in my thoughts and prayers. I will miss my dear friend. Barb Holden

  6. Donald, Ryan & Stacy, Sending heartfelt sympathy and sorrow in the passing of Connie. I met Connie at the Bridge Pitt’s bridge table and we played together for many years. She was an excellent player like her mom, Louise and I will miss her dearly. I’m thankful she’s now at peace and with those who have gone before her. I regret that I will not be able to attend the service. My heart and prayers will be with you all. Tina Goerges

  7. Connie was my sister in law and friend for fifty years. She was present at all the wonderful times in my families life from births to graduations to weddings. She was the first one to come when we lost our precious granddaughter. We could and did talk for hours solving life problems and planning our next trip to Galveston. Who could forget her great discipline the ” jack in the box surprise.” Just the mention would bring our children to immediate compliance!” My most treasured memory was our two week trip driving to California to help my son, her nephew move his family to California. Our sides hurt form laughing all the way from New Braunfels to San Francisco to Yosemite and back again. We had a very special visit with our other sister in law Joannette Reynolds and her daughter Renee while in California. I can’t imagine doing life with out my sister in law, Connie. I’m asking the Father to hold her especially close and to comfort Donald and Ryan. She loved them so well.

  8. My deepest condolences, I met Connie when I was caring for her sister Stephany Goodbread years back. She always had a smile on her face, and her energy would fill the room, thus making for a great visit with her sister. She was loved by many and I know she will be greatly missed. –Jennifer Lopez and family

  9. Dear Ryan, Melissa and Donald Jr., Connie was so sweet, kind and loving. I will always think of her as happy. We will all miss her. Love, Aunt Gloria Jane Reynolds

  10. Connie and i were friends for 66 years! Our families camped and played together, and then our parents all retired in New Braunfels and picked up with their bridge games and fun together. Connie and I were best friends and we were planning another trip together. Every season from the beginning we would text each other while watching The Bachelor–it was our guilty pleasure, and I missed her so much this January when another season started. She loved her kids and grandkids so very much, and was always so excited when going to see them. I was so honored that I was able to talk to her right before she died, even though she couldn’t respond. When I began singing girl scout songs her whole body moved even though she couldn’t talk, and I know she heard me! I know she was able to hear Donald and Ryan when they were with her, as well. About 30 minutes before she passed, she opened her eyes (for the first time since September) and she was watching those angels coming down to get her. She had such faith, and such belief that she would be with Jesus; she is dancing with him now!

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