Lynn Ann Ott passed away June 10, 2019 in Colorado Springs at the age of 43. She was born on March 27, 1976 in Woonsocket, Rhode Island to James and Kathy Sidwell. Lynn grew up in Woonsocket, Rhode Island and Salt Lake City, Utah. After graduating from Brighton High School in Sandy, Utah, Lynn attended Southern New Hampshire University as well as Pikes Peak Community College. She graduated Cum Laude with a degree in Psychology. Lynn met and fell in love with her husband, Brett Ott in Denver, Colorado. They were married on September 25, 2016, later making their home in southern Colorado in Colorado Springs.
Lynn was a truly special soul. She was the kindest, warmest, toughest and most selfless person anyone who was lucky enough to have met her will ever know. Her drive and approach to life was to enrich the lives of those around her, however possible she could. Whether with a kind word when needed, a patiently listening ear, or just her presence. Lynn had a way of bringing out the best in any situation. She was full of life and passion for her family and friends. She was always quick with a clever retort or to seize any opportunity for a prank just to get a laugh and a smile. In turn her smile and laugh were irresistible and infectious, instantly brightening the darkest of days. One standout story that falls on the funny side comes from when Lynn was policing in Ft. Lupton, Colorado. She received a call about a pig that was loose, and she went to collect it. Unfortunately, the pig had other ideas and did not want to get into her patrol car quietly. It was on this day that Lynn learned that pigs have teeth, sharp ones, and fortunately she was wearing protective gloves! After a prolonged battle with the animal, during which she had to call for backup, the pig was finally safely locked in her patrol car. It promptly decided to express its opinion of the situation by relieving itself in the backseat. Lynn eventually was able to safely release the pig, but her patrol car never smelled the same after that, constantly reminding her of her onetime porky companion.
Professionally Lynn took great pride in her work and put everything she had into whatever project she was working on at the time. She never looked for praise or recognition, preferring to perform her duties quietly in the background and taking pleasure in seeing the fruits of her labor appear. Of everything in her life, Lynn was most proud, and protective of, her family. There is nothing she wouldn’t have done to protect and help her family members. Her children were a great source of pride for her. She loved to tell friends about them and their accomplishments and her dreams for them for the future.
On June 10th, 2019 this world lost one of its brightest lights. Her time on this earth was too short and marked by struggle, but she always persevered with quiet grace, dignity and strength. The people who knew and loved her are greater for having done so, and her memory will continue to inspire.
Lynn is survived by her Husband Brett Ott and her children Antoinette Shelton, Marshall Cook and Kaydence Cook.
The family will be greeting guests during a Public Visitation beginning at 12:00pm Sunday, June 16, 2019 at Return to Nature Funeral Home, 123 East Las Animas Street, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903.
A Memorial Service will be held at 3:00pm Sunday, June 16, 2019 following the Visitation at Return to Nature Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers Lynn would greatly appreciate donations to the Wounded Warrior Program, https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org