Alice L. Schley-Ott was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas and became a California resident at an early age. She attended Liberty High School and met and married her beloved husband Thomas B. Ott, Sr. in 1961. She moved to Oakley in 1971 and was a pioneer as a self-taught, self-employed bookkeeper and tax practitioner from 1972 through 2021. Mrs. Ott was an original partner of Jet Tax Service and owned and operated A & T Drive Inn in Oakley since 1977. She loved her family beyond measure, and enjoyed $1.00 slots, bingo and playing cards. She was an avid reader, loved playing in the rain, taking long trips and researching her genealogy on Ancestry. She is survived by her son James A. Ott, daughter and son-in-law Angela. L. Ott-Katrones and Timothy Katrones, son Thomas B Ott, Jr., grandchildren Dawn (David), Alisha (James), James, Jonathan, Desiree (Efrain), Donnie James and Stephen, 12 great grandchildren, with another on the way, several nieces and nephews, and grand-puppies Scotty and Trixie. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Thomas in 2007, parents Arnie Schley in 1948, Mother Lessie Sanders Webb in 1980, step father Leo Webb in 1983, only sibling Iva Jean in 2002, nephew Arnie Cronin and great nephew Seth Ott. She was loved by many and will be greatly missed!
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