Marjorie Jean Botts, 78, of Imnaha, died at home on June 4, 2004. She was born Oct. 7, 1925, in Harlowton, Mont., to Frances and Mabel (Sheill) Lenington.
At the age of nine Jean moved to Wallowa County with her family. She married Brady Lee Botts in 1945. She worked as a cook for the Enterprise School District for 14 years but liked being a homemaker best. Jean enjoyed camping at Blackhorse Campground, gardening, canning, fishing, hunting, cutting wood and mushrooming.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law Dennis and Julie Botts; daughters and sons-in-law Verna and Jerry Hohman and Donna and Larry Bacon; seven grandchildren; three great grandchildren, and good friend James Kirkpatrick. She was preceded in death by her husband Brady and brothers Jack and Jim Lenington.
Graveside services were held June 9 at Prairie Creek Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wallowa County Hospice.
Wallowa County Chieftain, Thursday, June 10, 2004
Marjorie Jean Botts, 78, of Imnaha died June 4 at her home. A graveside service will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Prairie Creek Cemetery in Joseph.
Mrs. Botts was born Oct. 7, 1925, to Frances and Mabel Sheill Lenington in Harlowton, Mont. The family moved to Wallowa County when she was 9 years old. On Feb. 19, 1945, she married Brady Lee Botts. She worked at the Enterprise School as a cook for 14 years. She enjoyed being a homemaker, camping at Blackhorse Campground, gardening, canning, fishing, hunting, cutting wood and gathering mushrooms.
Survivors include her companion, James Kirkpatrick; children and their spouses, Dennis and Julie Botts, Verna and Jerry Holman, and Donna and Larry Bacon; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Her husband and two brothers, Jack and Jim Lenington, all died earlier.
Memorials may be made to Wallowa County Hospice in care of Bollman Funeral Home, 315 W. Main St., Enterprise.
LaGrande Observer, Obituaries June 7 – June 12, 2004 – Published: July 7, 2004