Eleanor Rosalie Botts, 76, of Pueblo, Colo, met her heavenly father Jun. 4, 2008. Eleanor was born Aug. 27, 1931, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Preceded in death by her father, Charles S. Wilcox; mother, Madge H. Wilcox; brother, Meridith C. Wilcox; and sister, Madeline R. Wilcox. She is survived by her children, Alfred Jack Lucero, Norma (Robert) Trujillo, Melba (Danny) Miller, Stanley (Denene) Botts and Louise (Michael) Baca, all of Pueblo. Also survived by stepson, David (Jamie) Botts; sister, Christene (Robert) McKim; brother, Ronald (Ted Duran) Wilcox; 14 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Eleanor earned her General Education Diploma in 1979, and was extremely proud of being the oldest student in her graduating class. She loved spending Sundays with her family and going for rides. Eleanor held a special place in her heart for her children and grandchildren who meant the world to her. She also enjoyed the times she spent with her brother and sister, and playing the piano. She will be remembered for her spunk and spirit, and greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Visitation from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, June 9, 2008, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, 1317 N. Main Street. Reception to follow the interment at Mountain View Cemetery in the Montgomery & Steward Reception Hall. Online condolences, MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. Mom,
    It has been one year ago today since God took you to Heaven. We still can’t believe that you are gone. The pain is as fresh today as it was the day you passed. The tears are still frequent and we think of you all the time, missing you so very much. Life is not the same without you and never will be. Family get-togethers are a constant reminder that something is missing……..that something is you.

    We love you forever.
    Michael, Louise, Adam, Alex, Joshua, Brandy and Jordan Isaiah Baca

  2. Oh so often we don’t tell those that we truly love, how loved they are! I love you Aunt Eleanor! I hope and pray for angels to watch over all of our family.
    Your nephew,
    Bert

  3. Relatives & Friends of Eleanor: I felt close to Eleanor in a way that enabled me to see her as a friend. In my younger years, she was one of the women in my life who was beautiful, dashing, and humorous. She had a depth of compassion for her sister Madeline’s kids (my mother) that often casued Eleanor, like her sister Chistine, to sacrifice on behalf of my sister, brothers, and me. In otherwords, she went beyond being an aunt—and tried to fill-in with extra attention and love that we sometimes couldn’t receive from our own mother due to her removal from us. In my mind’s eye—-I have defined myself—-part of that definition requires that I respect and honor women. That respect and honor has been strengthened because of my love for Aunt Eleanor. I grieve for her children, and her sister and brother. Eleanor had a beauty that, for me, mingled with a steadfast passion to challenge life’s obstacles. She also posessed strength—and yet, child-like blushing was part of her dis-arming personality. She was a playful adult who never forgot the lessons of being young. I believe her spirit lives on, and that we will meet again. In my fondest memories of Eleanor, I will see her laughing while her country music lifted her spirits. I’ll witness again her undieing love for her children. And with some puzzlement, I’ll await breathlessly for her to take the lead in the days adventures. Sincerely, Fred Weber

  4. Jack (Diego), Norma, Melba, Stanley and Louise, “I wish you enough” – –

    I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright no matter how gray the day may appear.

    I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun even more.

    I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive and everlasting.

    I wish you enough pain so that even the smallest of joys in life may appear bigger.

    I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.

    I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.

    I wish you enough hellos to get you through the final good-bye.

    Our Eternal Love,

  5. My dear beloved sister Eleanor, you will never know how much I miss you.

    The last five months of your life of ‘suffering and joy’� will be imprinted in my memory forever. You have now been in Heaven for one month and nineteen days. So very often I think of you, and I think of the times we shared praising the Lord, singing old-time hymns, and praying with you and your family. What a change Jesus made in your life when you asked Him to come into your heart on that day of January 20, 2008, and when you asked forgiveness from those in your life, where previously there had dwelt the sin and darkness of unforgiveness.

    To your children, may you remember all of the good times that you spent with your Mother. Eleanor’s last request on earth was that all of the family shall spend eternity with her and Jesus, and family & friends who have gone on to Heaven before us. I pray that Jack, Norma, Melba, Stanley, Louise, and all of Eleanor’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren will live for Jesus and meet again with Eleanor in Heaven. I have so much love in my heart for each of you, and I pray for Jesus to give you comfort and peace.

    Love Always,
    Aunt Christine McKim and Uncle Bob McKim.

  6. Stength to you Ron Wilcox and family. Sorry for your loss. Hope it was peaceful and blessed. Talk to the spirit of all of those you lost. Remember the good things because that is all there is to remember, the good things.

    Rick Frydrych

  7. On behalf of my father, T.M.Lewins, III and our family, we extend our heartfelt sympathy for the family of Eleanor. May God grant you the peace of his love and care.

    Thomas M. Lewins, IV and Family
    (son, grandson & family of Edith Pearl Hardy Lewins)

  8. Mom,
    I am going to miss you but my heart has peace to know that you are not going to be sick anymore. I will think of you every time we go to Colorado Springs and Country Buffet. I will remember all of the deserts you used to get and how you would always say “we sure got our money’s worth”. I’ll remember how you would slip a piece of turkey or ham in your purse ‘to make a sandwich for Diego’. Robert will miss you sitting in the front seat with him and hearing you say “I’m not going to talk all the way” (even though you always did). I love you and always will.
    Norma Jean

  9. We’re so very grateful for the Monday’s we got to spend at Mom’s house every week with you.We love you and miss you so much,but we know your up in Heaven watching out for us,finally resting in peace.We’ll miss you always and love you forever!

    With Love,
    Louise,Margarita,Bobby and Fred

  10. My Dearest cousins,I want you to know I love each of you so very much! I will always be here for you, I know you are all hurting right now, May you memories you have, ease your sorrow, and may your Dear Mom, my Aunt, rest finally in peace, as she has no more worries and no more pain. Your mom was a strong woman, she went through so much in life,there are so many memories I have of all of us, Your mom had that great laugh, even though she could be a spitfire she had the strong will that could never be broke, I know she will be missed by all of you. I LOVE YOU ALL.
    Your cousin, Pam

  11. I loved your ability to find humor in any situation and I suspect that this event is no exception. I regret that I had seen you (only) sparingly as of late, but I appreciate all of our moments together over the decades. Rest well.

  12. Dearest Auntie, I loved you like a mother. I miss you so much it hurts. I will never forget you & I know you are with God, Jesus, & all our Family but we can hardly wait to be with you all. All my love to you Auntie. I’m so thankful for the time I was able to spend with you, although it’s never enough. Til we meet again, Lots of Love & kisses. Sally

  13. You where a wonderfullly beautiful lady and cousin. My heart goes out to your loved ones. You are in the arms of the Angels now love,, but you will be missed greatly by those of us left behind and will stay in our hearts forever.
    All my love to you Ronnie, Tito, and Christine..
    Much love,, I love you and loved Eleanor she was very special.
    John Ryan Wilcox
    JoAnn Wilcox
    Randy Wilcox
    Lawrence (Willy) Wilcox

  14. WE MiSS YOU SO MUCH GREAT-GRANDMA BOTTS! LiFE WiLL NEVER BE THE SAME WiTHOUT YOU.WORDS JUST CANT DESCRiBE THE PAiN WE ALL FEEL KNOWiNG THAT WE WON’T BE ABLE TO SPEND ONE MORE MONDAY DiNNER AT THE “TRUJiLLO CAFE” AS YOU CALLED iT (GRANDMA NORMA’S HOUSE),WiTH YOU OR HEAR YOUR WONDERFUL LAUGH.WE KNOW YOUR iN A BETTER PLACE UP THERE WiTH THE LORD AND HiS ANGELS AND WE HOPE THAT EASES THE PAiN AND FiLLS THE HOLE iN OUR HEARTS..WE’RE SO GRATEFUL FOR THE TiME WE GOT WiTH YOU AND iT HELPS TO KNOW THAT YOU ARE DONE WiTH YOUR SUFFERiNG AND CAN REST iN PARADiSE.WE THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR EVERYTHiNG YOU HAVE EVER DONE AND WE KNOW THAT WE WiLL MEET WHEN THE GOOD LORD CALLS US ALL HOME.WATCH OVER THE FAMiLY,TAKE CARE OF ALL THE LOVED ONES iN HEAVEN AND RESERVE A SPOT FOR ALL OF US!

    LOVE ALWAYS AND FOREVER,
    iSABELLA,BERNADETTE,GLORiA,ANGELO,EUCEViO,BENiTO AND MARiANA

  15. To the family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Time will heal your pain. Keep your mom alive through your memories and stories. Not a day will go by without your mom in a memory, story, a tear, or sound. Keep the memories alive she is in a better place and will be waiting for all of you one day.

  16. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to family members and cherished friends left behind. May God Grant You PEACE ! ! !

  17. I am so happy at Eleanor’s salvation and giving her heart to the Lord. I hope she has seen my Dad and Mom, sister Madeline and our nephew Larry Weber by now. Eleanor, it doesn’t get any easier to have or see a loved one pass. It wasn’t easy with Mom in 1965; wasn’t easy with Dad in 1973; wasn’t easy with Madeline in 1981; wasn’t easy with Larry in 2006, and it is just so heavy in my heart that you’re not here. I know you’re in Heaven and in an indescribably wonderful place, but I, we, miss you terribly. I will always love you my sister, and one day, I SHALL see you in Glory. Your sobbingly happy brother Ronnie (and Tito)!

  18. We’ll miss you, although we didn’t know you long, we loved you because you were the mother of our wonderful and loved nieces and family. Rest in Peace and give a big hug and kiss to Bud and Eleanor but,most of all you’re safe and back in the arms of your beloved Clinton.

  19. Mom,
    Life has already changed and the pain is unbearable! We miss you more than words can say. We love you with all of our hearts and your memory will live on through us for eternity.
    Our love to you,
    Michael, Louise, Adam, Alex, Joshua, Brandy and Jordan Isaiah Baca

  20. Mom,
    We miss you so much! Life will never be the same without you!
    Until we meet again,
    Jack, Norma, Melba, Stan and Louise

  21. Louise, Mike and Family, Our prayers and thoughts are with both of you and your family. Our deepest condolence. Love your Cousin Frankie Cordova and Daniel.

  22. The pain is gone. Your body and spirit have been renewed. Sleep peacefully Aunt Eleanor, until we meet again. When I remember you, I’ll remember belly laughs, your bright red lipstick and the love that you had for your children. I’ll remember your toughness and your gentleness. Thanks for loving my mom and her children. Say hi to my mom and grandma and grandpa Wilcox for me. For now, rest in peace.

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