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“I was saddened to hear about Scott. I remember him from the Supreme Court when he clerked for Judge Kilgarlin. He was one of the good guys. No...Read More »
1 of 34 | Posted by: Melissa Puntenney - Austin, TX

“With Sympathy, William A. Furman ”
2 of 34 | Posted by: William A. Furman - austin, TX

“We were so sorry to hear of Scott's departure. Our prayers are with his family. We were blessed to have know him. He was a very special person. ...Read More »
3 of 34 | Posted by: Caren Bodin - Round Rock, TX

“Dear Beth, I learned today of the passing of your beloved Scott, I am sadden by your loss. I apologize for my inability to attend the service...Read More »
4 of 34 | Posted by: Mario Rivas - Basking Ridge, NJ

“Scott was deeply respected, and will be truly missed in our community. ”
5 of 34 | Posted by: Bethann Eccles - Austin, TX

“Dear Beth and girls: I am so sorry for your loss. I know you will cherish the time you had together. Those of us at Legal Aid appreciate Scott's...Read More »
6 of 34 | Posted by: D'Ann Johnson - Austin, TX

“My deepest sympathy for the Ozmun family at this difficult time. You'll be in my thoughts and prayers. May God provide comfort for you all. ”
7 of 34 | Posted by: Kat Fenton - Austin, TX

“Dear Uncle Bob, Aunt Peg, Beth and family, Our deepest sympathy to all of you for your great loss. It is obvious that Scott touched many lives and...Read More »
8 of 34 | Posted by: Kathy Farrell - Lincoln, NE

“I would like to pass on my condolences to Beth and the girls. Although it has been too many years since I last saw my cousin Scott, family is...Read More »
9 of 34 | Posted by: Terry Farrell - Lancaster, PA

“Dear family of the Honorable Scott Ozmun, I am sorry I missed the service due to work, but would like to share my condolences. On behalf of all...Read More »
10 of 34 | Posted by: Ray Fidel Skidmore - Austin, TX

“Dear Beth and Family, My deepest sympathies to you at this time of great loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God's angels of mercy...Read More »
11 of 34 | Posted by: Wanda Hicks - Austin, TX

“Scott was a great soul, and a valued colleague. I will miss him. My sympathies to his family for their great loss Henry ”
12 of 34 | Posted by: Henry Moore - Austin, TX

“My prayers go with you Beth and your family-may God comfort you all, and give you strength and wisdom. ”
13 of 34 | Posted by: Jeanine Ruth Hill - Kyle, TX

“Dear Beth, Thinking of you and wishing you solace. I'm truly sorry for your loss. Bill ”
14 of 34 | Posted by: Bill Gammon - Austin, TX

“We will remember that you are with us in spirit even though you are physically missing. May your family be comforted with happy memories that will...Read More »
15 of 34 | Posted by: stephanie seuser - TX

“My deepest condolences to the Ozmun family. I am so sorry for your loss. May Scott rest in peace and may your memories of him live forever. He was...Read More »
16 of 34 | Posted by: Sonia Santana - Austin, TX

“Beth, I hope you get this. Scott was a great guy. I remember the first day that I met him. I am 99% sure it was the first day that you met him and...Read More »
17 of 34 | Posted by: Sam Johnson - Austin, TX

“It is times like these that we truly understand the gift of life, and those things that makes life and its passing most rich; a close and loving...Read More »
18 of 34 | Posted by: Martin & Pamela Cirkiel - Hutto, TX

“From the Westgate. ”
19 of 34 | Posted by: Evelyn Horton - Austin, TX

“Scott I will miss you ”
20 of 34 | Posted by: Joannie R Cole - Austin, TX

“Beth and Ozmun family- Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
21 of 34 | Posted by: Deborah and Bruce Clark - Austin, TX

“Dear Beth, Delaney and Kendall - As has already been said, words are poor tools in times like this. The Silverman family is heartbroken for your loss...Read More »
22 of 34 | Posted by: Michael Silverman - Austin, TX

“My deepest condolences to the Ozmun family. I can still hear Scott and Jorge yappin at eachother on the softball field and making my stomach hurt...Read More »
23 of 34 | Posted by: Robert Melendez - Austin, TX

“Dear Beth, Delaney, and Kendall, You are in our thoughts and prayers. Scott was so wonderful and such a gift to us all. ”
24 of 34 | Posted by: Loraine Stuart - Austin, TX

“As I reflect back on Judge Ozmun's life, I am struck first by his uncommon decency. He was a man of considerable achievement who maintained his...Read More »
25 of 34 | Posted by: Ware V. Wendell - Austin, TX

“Beth, I sat for your children a few times through Grandparents Unlimited. I am so sorry for your loss and that of your family. You and Scott were...Read More »
26 of 34 | Posted by: Sue Adams - Austin, TX

“Dear Beth, Delaney and Kendall, We are very sorry to hear about your loss. Scott was a great man and it was easy to talk to him. He will be...Read More »
27 of 34 | Posted by: Shalini, Divakar, Laxmi & Pooja - TX

“Dear Beth, Delaney, and Kendall, Scott was a great man. He loved you guys so much. Delaney and Kendall, his whole face would light up when he...Read More »
28 of 34 | Posted by: Shari Shivers - Austin, TX

“From the handful of times I spoke with Judge Ozmun at various office parties, I could tell he was a kind, intelligent, down-to-earth man. May your...Read More »
29 of 34 | Posted by: Kristi Gibbs - Austin, TX

“Words are poor tools at times like this. Please know that your loss is felt by thousands and your sadness is borne on the shoulders of the entire...Read More »
30 of 34 | Posted by: David Phillips - Austin, TX

“Dear Beth, Delaney & Kendall: Work will very unfortunately keep me away from the service, but I so want to be there to share in the celebration of...Read More »
31 of 34 | Posted by: Katy Reeder Wells - Austin, TX

“It was an honor knowing Scott for so many years. He gave Jamal his first job in the legal field - clerking for him one summer. I have many vivid...Read More »
32 of 34 | Posted by: Laurie Higginbotham - Austin, TX

“Scott was a wonderful person, widely loved and admired. His passing is a great loss, not only to his family and friends, but to the City of Austin,...Read More »
33 of 34 | Posted by: Michael Curry - Austin, TX

“I met Scott while I was a law student at the University of Texas, and he agreed to serve as a mentor for law students. How fitting that I met Scott...Read More »
34 of 34 | Posted by: Michael Wadler - Houston, TX


The Honorable Scott Alan Ozmun died on May 8, 2009, from cancer-related complications. Initially diagnosed with cancer at age 17, Scott battled cancer continuously and heroically for the last 8 years. He endured surgeries, chemotherapies, and radiations as a part of this war—he was a fighter. He was not a person dying from cancer. He was a person with cancer living his life to the fullest. Scott was born on September 30, 1958, in Cleveland, Ohio, and spent several years in New York, where he became an avid Buffalo Bills fan. He attended Georgetown University and served as student body president his senior year. He was most delighted that his daughter Delaney made a very recent decision to attend Georgetown and has now become a Hoya. Scott attended the University of Texas Law School and graduated with honors in 1985—thus also becoming a lifelong Longhorns fan. He worked as a briefing attorney for Justice William Kilgarlin of the Texas Supreme Court. He then spent 21 years with Bill Whitehurst, Tom Harkness, and the other wonderful attorneys, including his dear friend Mack Kidd, associated with the firm those many years. At the time of his death, Scott was President-elect of the Austin Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and was on the Board of Directors of the Austin Bar Association and the Texas Trial Lawyers Association. He had also served as president of the Boards of Volunteer Legal Services, the Legal Aid Society of Central Texas, and the Austin Young Lawyers Association. Scott loved politics and all things Democratic. He first entered into Texas politics in 1984 as a volunteer for a State Representative race. He served as a precinct chair and was a member of the Finance Council of the Travis County Democratic Party. He served two terms as Travis County Democratic Party Chair from 2000-2004. He would be the first to acknowledge, however, that he had many friends who are Republicans—although he hoped to convince them of the error of their ways. Scott realized a dream when he ran for and won his seat on the 353rd District Court bench last year, and one of his few regrets was not having a longer time to serve as a judge. He loved his job and told us near the end of his life that he felt it was his calling. Scott is survived by his wife of twenty years, Beth Collum Ozmun, and by his two beautiful and much-adored daughters, Delaney Elizabeth (rising Hoya) and Kendall Lynne (rising artist). He is also survived by his parents, Bob and Peggy Ozmun of Slippery Rock, PA; by his brother, Randy Ozmun, also of Slippery Rock, PA; by Beth's family; and by friends too numerous to try to name them all. The family sends special thanks to Dr. Lawrence Tokaz, friend first and oncologist second, and to Dr. Lawrence Einhorn. A celebration of Scott's life will be held on Tuesday, May 12, at Riverbend Church, 4214 North Capital of Texas Highway, at 2:00 p.m., to be followed by a reception at St. Michael's Episcopal Church, 1500 North Capital of Texas Highway. The Reverend Janne Alro Osborne will officiate. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas in honor of Judge Scott Ozmun. Contributions can be mailed to 816 Congress Avenue, Suite 700, Austin, Texas 78701.