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Katy Elizabeth Aultman

May 15, 1979 — October 24, 2023

Annapolis, MD

Katy Elizabeth Aultman passed away peacefully, surrounded by family and friends, on October 24, 2023, at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, Maryland.

Services will be held at First Presbyterian Church of Moultrie at 1:00 PM on Saturday, November 11, 2023. All are encouraged to attend.

Born on May 15, 1979, in Moultrie, she was the daughter of the late Iverson Robert Aultman Sr. and the late Lallie Patricia “Patsy” Aultman (née Bulloch). After spending her early years in Moultrie, the family moved to Watkinsville, Ga. where Katy graduated in 1997 from Oconee County High School. Katy was an accomplished student earning multiple awards and scholarships, including National Merit Scholar and a President’s Scholarship to the Georgia Institute of Technology where she graduated with honors in 2001 with a degree in International Relations and Affairs. Katy was active at Georgia Tech with multiple clubs and fraternal organizations and her many friends. Late in her college years, Katy met her eventual husband, Michael Lentz. After graduation, Katy remained in Atlanta where she began her career at the Coca Cola Company working in corporate HR determining compensation and benefits. Katy moved to Talladega, AL to take a job with Honda Manufacturing and purchased an old home in need of repair. She loved that house and her garden. She and Michael both put a ton of sweat equity restoring the house to its former glory. She also loved that the extra space allowed her to add a new companion, a 75+ pound golden doodle named Winston. For the next 14 years, Katy and Winston were virtually inseparable. After working closely with corporate counsel at Honda, Katy wanted a new challenge and decided to pursue a law degree at Wake Forest (‘07-‘10) on a Dean’s Scholarship, earning the ‘Order of the Coif’ & ‘Order of Barristers’ upon graduation. After graduation and a divorce, Katy returned to Atlanta to work as a staff attorney for the U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit. She and Winston made friends all over the Piedmont and Highlands neighborhoods of Atlanta where they lived and walked everywhere. Additionally, Katy’s love for hiking and the outdoors led to a newfound hobby of whitewater kayaking, where she was not only a participant but also an advocate and counsel for associations seeking access and protection for kayakers all over the state. After 3 years at the court, Katy joined a private law firm, Worth Jarrell, where she had the most rewarding moments of her professional life. Katy specialized in employment and whistleblower litigation, where her tenaciousness of spirit and dogged support for marginalized clients allowed her to play a key role in several notable cases and judgements. After the death of her parents and her cancer diagnoses in 2021, Katy left her career and moved to Annapolis to be closer to her brother and his wife. She spent her final 2 years fighting fiercely against her condition, traveling, and maximizing her time with friends and family before finally succumbing to cancer. Katy was a steadfast and loyal friend, daughter, and sister who will be remembered for her sarcastic wit, direct and honest approach to life, and a willingness to sacrifice all that she had for anyone in need. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Katy was preceded in death by both of her parents, Robert and Patsy Aultman. Katy is survived by her brother, Bert Aultman, and his wife, Sara Towner, of Annapolis, MD, and her rescue pup, Geordie.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the SPCA of Anne Arundel County (1815 Bay Ridge Ave, Annapolis, MD 21403, https://aacspca.org/).

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