Betty Kotz

March 3, 1935 - September 19, 2021

Betty Kotz, 86, of Nome, passed away on Sunday, September 19, 2021, at her home after a brief illness. A lifelong resident of Nome, she retired from the Nome Post Office after forty-three years of service. She had been a longtime owner of Betty’s Liquor in Nome. “Miss Betty” was known and beloved as a tee ball and Little Dribblers coach by many raised in the Nome area, as well as the many customers who frequented her business.

Miss Betty was an avid rancher who was proud of her herd of Brangus Cattle. She had an outgoing personality and never met a stranger. Miss Betty was one-of-a-kind and will be missed by all who knew her. She definitely will be remembered as a lady who liked to do things “her way.”

Miss Betty is survived by her daughter, Debi Fontenot, of China; sons, Mike Kaiser and his wife, Rachel, of China and Brandon Kotz, of Sour Lake; grandsons, Justin Kaiser of Vidor,  Lane Kotz of Cisco, Reece Yoke of Lafayette, Louisiana, and Jerrod Yoke of Austin; and great-granddaughter, Addison Marie Kotz, of Cisco.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Lena and Earl Cashion; her first husband, G.A. Kaiser; her second husband, L.H. Kotz, Jr., and her grandson, Kelly Thrash.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105.

A gathering of Miss Betty’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, October 1, 2021, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Her funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, October 2, 2021, at Broussard’s, Beaumont, with her interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont. Serving as pallbearers will be Justin Kaiser, Charles Jordan, Reece Yoke, Artie Guillory, Jacoby Turner, and Robby Beavers.

The family would like to give a special thanks to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s department for going above and beyond their call of duty in taking care of Miss Betty.

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Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.
  • 1605, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,
  • October 1, 2021
  • 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.
  • 1605, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,
  • October 2, 2021
  • 10:00 am


Forest Lawn Memorial Park
  • 4955, Pine St, Beaumont, TX, 77703,

Comments (12)

    Gwen Blackwell says:

    Instant friendship when first meeting Betty. Never met a stranger and what a smile. She will be missed by all and I never have known a stronger woman. Gods rest Betty! You deserve it!!
    Gwen Blackwell

    Larry Windham says:

    Knew Betty all my life through the Nome Drive-in Theatre and Drive-in Diner and Postmaster. Good memories. May Betty rest in peace.

    Joyce BRADLEY says:

    Prayers for Debi, family and friends.

    Lisa Carpenter says:

    Debi, Michael, Brandon and family, my deepest heartfelt condolences to you. I will forever remember Miss Betty and L.H. the first time Debi introduced them to me. While L.H. was a quiet man, Miss Betty was so outspoken, spoke her mind and very well respected by me for sure. My first impression of her was how strong, confident and independent this woman was. May she rest in peace with her Kelly Boy????❤????.
    Deb I’m always here for you.

    Jacquelyn Griffin says:

    Fly High Sweet Lady…You will always have a place in my heart.

    Gail Rumsey & Robert Guarnere says:

    We are sorry and praying for all. We will miss seeing Betty on Thompson Road checking on her cattle. She had a big personality

    Vicki Whittington says:

    Betty will be missed by everyone who had the honor in meeting her. Betty was probably one of the strongest women I’ve ever known. Rest in Heaven Beautiful Betty!

    Theresa Hood Myers says:

    So sorry for your loss. Ms Betty was a super busy, happy, sweet lady and will be greatly missed. My prayers are with you All during this difficult time.
    Theresa Hood Myers

    Michael Garrett says:

    My life long friend! She was special! May you Rest In Peace Betty❤️❤️????????

    Barbara Fesco says:

    Debi, Mike, and Brandon. Oh, how far back we go. We have gone from seeing the Chippendales to the casinos, to rodeos. You name it and we have conquered it. We have been friends for 50+ yrs. L H and Gary never worried because they knew that we would take care of one another. I’m going to miss you so much. What will I do come March 3? I suppose I will middle through it until we meet again. Debi, Mike, and Brandon. I am only a phone call away. You all will be in my THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. Love you ????????????

    Kimberly Glenn says:

    Brandon and family yall are in my prayers and thoughts. I will try to make it to her funeral



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