Lorenzo Max Bott
May 31, 1919 ~ August 23, 2014
Viewing: Friday, Aug. 29th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, Utah and Saturday at the Brigham City LDS 8th Ward, 139 East 300 North from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Funeral services: Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Brigham City LDS 8th Ward, 139 East 300 North
Interment: Brigham City Cemetery
A life well lived, a man well loved
BRIGHAM CTIY - Lorenzo Max Bott passed away joyfully, Saturday, August 23, 2014 at the age of 95. He was born Saturday, May 31, 1919 at the home of his Barker grandparents in Willard, Utah. His parents are Lorenzo J and Hazel Barker Bott. He lived his entire life in Brigham City on the same city block except for his service in the Eastern States Mission, and Europe during World War II. He married Ruth Marie Christensen on June 12, 1946 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They raised four children-Lorenzo James (Rennie) and Myrna Bott, Christine and Richard Keith Wells, John Eldon and Nancy Bott, and Beverly and Ron Plowman. He has 17 grandchildren and 50 great-grandchildren. His profession was to record family histories in stone as he made monuments that can be found in many cemeteries in Utah, Wyoming and Idaho. He was a careful craftsman and enjoyed a job well done. Max was an honest and constant man. He served faithfully in the church in many callings and enjoyed his association with the people whom he served. He took great pleasure in being the oldest high priest and member in the Stake. He had a great bass singing voice and delighted in singing church hymns. He was preceded in death by his parents, beloved wife, Ruth and three sisters. He was the last living member of his generation in his family and loved and was concerned for his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Brigham City LDS 8th Ward, 139 East 300 North. Viewing will be held on Friday, Aug. 29th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, Utah. A viewing will be held on Saturday at the church from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Interment will be in the Brigham City Cemetery.
I have a daughter-in-law that is connected to the Brown family at Brown Monument in Logan, UT. I went to visit her there a while back. I spoke with Mr. Brown and told him I am related to his competition, John Henry Bott. Mr. Brown then told me of the fondest love and friendship that he has for the Botts. He told me that years back during hard times, Brown Monument was struggling to keep the business going. He told how the Botts at Bott Monument helped the Brown family business survive and keep it going. Mr. Brown stated it is because of the Botts, their friendship, their love, and help that Brown Monument is still in business today. Like wise, Max has also left his mark here while on this earth and left a legacy for his family, friends, and the community who will all continue to grow and prosper because of his legacy and life. Max stood tall not only in stature, but also spiritually and now in the world beyond this life. I am blessed to have known this great man. I cherish and treasure the memories I have of Max, his wife, and his family. I pray that Max's family will feel his tender love for them, the love and tender mercies of our Father, and that they will have many spiritual experiences that will give them comfort and peace.
With my love and respect,