Abner Alfred Bott placed his hands in the hands of his Savior Jesus and entered his heavenly home on July 24, 2012. He was a longtime resident of Pocatello, Idaho and passed away in Chewelah at the age of 98. Abner was born on the family farm near Donnybrook, North Dakota the son of Valentine and Emma (Schwede) Bott.
Abner was raised on the family farm and attended school in Hartland, ND and graduated in 1932. Following high school he joined the Civilian Conservation Corp and worked on projects in the Ozarks and Salmon, Idaho where he was drafted into the U.S. Army. Abner served in Alaska and then was transferred to the European Theatre during World War II. He was honorably discharged and returned to Idaho where he met Evelyn “Sue” Jones and they began a marriage that lasted 65 years. He enjoyed traveling and spending time with family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Sue, at the home; daughters, Margene Coates and her husband, Joe, Kettle Falls; Kristine Galloway and her husband, Richard, Denver, CO; grandchildren, great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews that he held close to his heart.
A memorial service will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Mountain View Cemetery, 1520 S. Fifth, Pocatello. The celebration of his life will continue at the Senior Center, 427 N. Sixth following the graveside service.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Please visit the on-line memorial and sign the guestbook at www.danekasfuneralchapel.com . Danekas Funeral Chapel and Crematory is entrusted with the arrangements.