David Arthur Bott
July 11, 1948 ~ November 7, 2016
Viewings: Friday, Nov. 11th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, UT and on Saturday at the Brigham City LDS 14th Ward Church, 650 Anderson Drive from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Funeral services: Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the Brigham City LDS 14th Ward Church, 650 Anderson Drive
Interment: Brigham City Cemetery
BRIGHAM CITY – Our loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend, David Arthur Bott, 68, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 7, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on July 11, 1948 in Brigham City, Utah, a son of Arthur Jesse and Shirley Jeanne Nelson Bott. Dave graduated from Box Elder High School in 1966 and graduated from Utah State University in 1972. Dave married his sweetheart, Patricia Anne Frost on February 11, 1972 in the Logan LDS Temple. He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Days Saints. He wants it known that he has a strong testimony and always believed in the gospel. He served an LDS mission to the Cumorah Mission from 1967 to 1969, he also served as a teacher and a clerk. He valued his family and friends more than anything – he always said that was most important. He loved helping many people. He was service minded and loved snow plowing in the winter especially for those who couldn’t do it for themselves. Dave’s passion was woodworking and he made it his career through teaching. He worked 18 years at Thiokol as a maintenance manager, 21 years as a school teacher and was loved by his students. He also worked at Ace Harware in Brigham City Utah. He was an avid scouter for 60 years. He earned his Eagle Scout, Silver Beaver, National Scout Master Award of Merit and the District Award of Merit. He was a Scout Master three times, Cub Committee Chairman, Cub Master, and served in Wood Badge and JLT. He loved Camp Bartlett and Camp Hunt serving for 21 years alongside his wife and daughter. Dave loved teaching young men work ethic, values and mentored many eagle scouts. Dave was very patriotic and loved his country. He was a member of the Lions Club. Dave was an artist, photographer, craftsman, outdoorsman, and loved driving his jeep in the mountains. Also simply just being in his jeep! There wasn’t anything he could not do. He was just like superman, he could do anything. The family would like to thank Dr. Gray’s staff, especially Mary, for their professionalism, care and love. Surviving are his wife, Pat; three children, Jeni (Alex) Zelaya; Justin (Whitney) Bott; Jonny (Julie) Bott; 11 grandchildren, Matthew, Casen, Sage, Kelton, Madelynne, Haylee, Jayden, Jaxon, Autumn, Jett, Jagger, and three great granddaughters; his parents, Arthur and Shirley Bott; two brothers, Darrell (Marlene) Bott and Alan (Mary) Bott. He was preceded in death by one son, Jared, one brother, Kenneth, one sister, Jeannette Bott, one niece, Sarah Bott and his in-laws, Harry Frost and Lilian Canter. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the Brigham City LDS 14th Ward Church, 650 Anderson Drive. Viewings will be held on Friday, Nov. 11th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, UT and on Saturday at the CHURCH from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Interment will be in the Brigham City Cemetery.
It was wonderful to meet you and see Dave at our recent class reunion. I hope Dave enjoyed rekindling fond memories of our past days. He will be missed by his classmates. May the memories you shared be held close at hand and his love for you held close at heart. Thoughts and prayers go to you & your family.
Edith Fujikawa Kelley
Edith and I were sorry to hear of David's passing. We know he has suffered and we're grateful that we have the knowledge that he is fine now. We are in Montana for a grandson's baptism so we won't be able to attend the viewing or funeral, but we wanted to express our condolences and let you know we love you and our prayers are with you. We will try and stop by and see you when we get back in town. Love
Richard and Edith
Dear Pat and Family,
Dave will be greatly missed by all that know him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you always.
The Dickey Family
To Pat and family:
I had many scouting memories and at ATK. May you rally around one another and carry on with Dave's lead. Love you all!
Dear Pat and Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. You are in our hearts always! Love you all.
Val, Kari, Zac and Kirsten
Pat I'm sorry for you're loss. Dave was my mentor in scouting over our many years in scouting together. I will be out of town this week end. I'll be thinking of you. Thinks for all you and Dave have done for me!
Dave was a great mentor to me in my time at Bartlett. His legacy will live on for many years through all the people he touches. I'm honored to have met him and learned so many things from him
I was very saddened to hear about Dave's passing. We all loved working with him at South Ogden Jr. High. He was such a wonderful teacher and supportive colleague. Sending my thoughts and prayers to your family.
What a great friend,I will miss the visits we had about the good times at Camp Hunt. I had hopes of being able to make the funeral,I am sorry, I wont be able to attend, I will continue to pray for all of your family love you folks, God Bless...Time helps, Time helps
I loved the time we had working together on things at Camp Hunt,a cherished memory,I miss those days reflecting on them often.My heart sank when I found out about Dave's passing,the part of this life that is so painful yet peaceful with time, thank Heaven for our belief structure,I am sure that as we visit the camps his wood shop and home that at those quiet peaceful moments we will feel his presence.may God comfort your hearts, our thoughts and prayers are still with you and your wonderful family.
Rob and Chris Mickelson