C. Dean Botts, 75, died Friday (July 20, 2007), at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook.
He was born July 2, 1932, in Merrick County, to Corliss E. and Virginia M. (Lingreen) Botts. He graduated from Dunning High School in 1949.
On June 17, 1956, he married Elaine W. Walter in Purdum. They made their home in Fremont where Dean was a Master Carpenter and built homes. In 1971, they moved to Broken Bow where he became owner and operator of Agri-Systems and sold Butler buildings. They relocated to the McCook community in 1977, where he worked for MIC Enterprises. He retired in 2003 after being employed in maintenance at Hillcrest Nursing Home.
He was a member of Purdum United Church of Christ and Broken Bow Elk's Lodge.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Corliss and Virginia Botts; wife, Elaine Botts on April 24, 2005; and one sister, Donna Kennedy.
Survivors include his daughter, Lisa and husband, Kenneth Turner Sr., of Quitman, Mo.; two sons, Mark Botts and John Botts and wife, Colleen, all of McCook; and three grandchildren.
Funeral service will be Thursday, 11 a.m., at the Purdum United Church of Christ with the Rev. Judy Cook officiating. Burial will follow in the Purdum Cemetery.
Visitation will be today and Tuesday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Wednesday from 9 a.m.-7 p.m., at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home in McCook. Friends may go online at www.carpenterbreland.com to extend condolences.
Memorials may be given in his name.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of the arrangements.