Nancy Robertson Wotring, Ed.D., Ida Freeman Elementary School Library Book Endowment Fund

 Edmond Trail Blazer, Dr. Nancy N. Robertson Wotring



Nancy Neal Robertson Wotring, Ed.D, was born on December 19, 1934, in Ponca City, Oklahoma. She died peacefully with her family at her bedside in Sugar Land, Texas on March 28, 2023, at the age of 88. Nancy Wotring is survived by her husband of 65 years, Earnest Howard Wotring, Jr., Ph.D, a former minister of The First Methodist Church of Edmond, OK. Dr. Wotring and her husband moved to Edmond in 1965.

​Dr. Nancy Wotring was the Principal of Ida Freeman Elementary School in Edmond for 15 years, from 1983 to 1998. At the time she became principal of Ida Freeman, she was the first female principal at Ida Freeman. Her career in the Edmond Public Schools began in 1972 as a kindergarten teacher. She taught kindergarten at Clyde Howell Kindergarten until 1977. Subsequently, she worked as an elementary school counselor at Sunset,  Will Rogers and Russell Dougherty Elementary Schools until 1983.    

​Dr. Wotring is survived by her four children who attended Edmond Public Schools and graduated from Edmond Memorial High School: Cynthia N. Wotring Ulrich, M.Ed., and her husband Steve Ulrich of Edmond, Oklahoma; Deborah M. Wotring, Attorney at Law of Houston, Texas; Melissa M. Wotring-Norman, M.D., and her husband Bryan Norman, Ph.D., of Lubbock, Texas; and Earnest W. Wotring, Attorney at Law and his wife Ju Wotring of Houston, Texas. Dr. Wotring’s surviving 9 grandchildren include Aaron F. Meek, Attorney at Law and his wife, PJ Meek, Noah E. Meek, Attorney at Law and his wife, Heather Meek, RN, Michelle W. Landis, D.P.T., Alexander E. Norman, M.S.I.E., Laura N. Landis, M.D., Jacob F. Norman, MSBME, Elliott B. Norman(Medical Student), Samantha K. Wotring, and Nicole C. Wotring. Her five great grandchildren include Anne Meek, Gus Meek, Thomas Meek, Ophelia Meek, and Lucia Meek.  She is also survived by her sister, Ann McPhail and her husband, Clark McPhail and brother, Frank Robertson and  his wife Jill Robertson along with many cousins, nieces and nephews.

​Dr. Wotring’s memorial service will be in Edmond on June 24, 2023, 10:00 A.M. at First United Methodist Church Edmond, OK.  Burial service will be at 11:30 A.M. at Memorial Park Cemetery, Edmond, OK.   Donations in her honor can be made to Edmond Public Schools Foundation through the Nancy Robertson Wotring, Ed.D., Ida Freeman Elementary School Library Book Endowment Fund.  The funds will be used to endow the Ida Freeman Elementary School’s Library each year in perpetuity.  Dr. Wotring loved reading to and with her family and students.  In this way we will remember her foresight and dedication to education.


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