JoAnne Botleman, 71, passed away Jan. 4, 2011. Survived by cousins, Helen A. Porter and Vernon (Marcia) Porter both of Pueblo; and good friends, Jim and Dot Sprague. Preceded in death by brother, William S. Botleman in Dec. 1995; mother, Marion D. Botleman in Nov. 1996; and father, Joseph R. Botleman in Jun. 1969. JoAnne was born Apr. 4, 1939, in Pueblo, and retired in 1983 from Pueblo City Schools after 21 years as a teacher. She enjoyed crafts, cooking and was a member of Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Order of Eastern Star, the National Education Association, Colorado Education Association and AARP. Viewing from 8:30 a.m. to service time Monday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 10, 2011, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Pastor Mark Hecht officiating. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Light and Life Church, 2602 2nd Ave., 81003. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. About 6 months ago, when I was in Pueblo, Geraldine Hotchkiss Taylor and I stopped at Joanne’s home. We wanted her to attend the Friday monthly luncheons with us with the Centennial High School Group. All my knocking and calling didn’t get an answer at the door. Looking around in the porch, though, I saw the walker and thought maybe she couldn’t get up. I meant to go back and didn’t get to . . .I’m so sorry all of us didn’t get to see her. WE ATTENDED SOMERLID, FREED, AND CENTENNIAL TOGETHER. I GOT TO SEE HER WHEN SHE WAS TEACHING. SO VERY SORRY . . . SHE WAS A SPECIAL FRIEND TO EVERYONE FOR YEARS AND YEARS . . .

  2. Ms. Botleman, may you rest in peace. I sure didn’t give you any peace in sewing class in 1962-63 at Keating. You took it all in with grace and dignity; however. Bless you.

  3. My condolences go out to the family, I new JoAnn as a kid, she taught w/ my Grandfather Leo G. Scharton/ Helene Scharton.
    God Bless
    Martha H. Henderson
    Sharon A. Scharton Smith (Pueblo)

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