Marganna L. Dean Bottoms
1954 - 2021
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Marganna L. Dean Bottoms, Age 66 - December 8, 1954 to April 14, 2021. Marganna was born in Denver, Colorado to Marguerite and Roy Dean. Marganna passed away in El Paso due to Multiple Sclerosis complications. She married Jay John Bottoms in Durango, Colorado in June 1975. Shortly after being married, they relocated to Fairbanks, Alaska, where Jay fondly nicknamed her Janna. Janna worked for TransAmerica Title, Bureau of Land Management and the Department of Defense - Air Force. Marganna flourished in Alaska. She lived her life with kindness and loving strength. Multiple Sclerosis was a daunting enemy throughout her life, but one she faced with courage and strength, never letting it diminish her joy for life or her positive attitude. Janna always enjoyed crafting with her neighbors in Fairbanks. Janna also made many wonderful friends in Silver City, NM, when she and Jay moved there in 2010.

Janna is a devout Catholic and her faith in God never wavered.

Janna is survived by her loving husband of 45 years Jay; her sister Terri Watson and husband Mike and her sister-in-law Jennie Bottoms. Janna also leaves behind all those people she loves and who love her.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the National Multiple Scleroses Society, P.O. Box 91891, Washington DC 20090-1891. A celebration to honor Marganna's life will be held in the fall at in Silver City, New Mexico.

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Published in Pine River Times on Apr. 16, 2021.
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April 20, 2021
Jay, thinking of you and wishing you moments of peace and comfort. We were you neighbors on Vail View Dr. and shared special times with Marganna when she rode with us to the base. Her smile and laughter would light up the day! Marganna was an amazing lady...
Joellyn and John Douglass
April 20, 2021
Everyone who knew my sister was aware of her positive nature, her compassion for others and her unwavering faith in God. She faced MS with great courage and was an inspiration to our entire family. She will be forever in our hearts.
Terri Dean Watson
April 20, 2021
I lived on Bennett St. just up from the Deans. Marganna and I drove to school together. We lost touch, but I have thought of her often over the years. She was one of the kindest people I know, and had the best most infectious laugh. There is less good in the world without her. Sincere condolences.
Gayle Norman
April 19, 2021
Janna was a very lovely lady. And will be missed by all that knew her. Jay So sorry for your loss
Jeanie Conlon
April 19, 2021
So sad so soon, thoughts are with you
john prusak
April 19, 2021
Sorry for your loss Jay
Tim Ristow
April 18, 2021
My condolences to the family . May you find comfort in your treasured memories and Gods promise to return our loved ones . 1st Thessalonians 4 : 13 & 14 .
Earnie Ray
April 18, 2021
In loving memory of my wonderful Wife.
I will love you and miss you always.
April 17, 2021
Marganna was a dear friend of mine in high school. She was one of the nicest people I knew. My deepest condolences to her family. I will carry sweet memories of Marganna in my heart forever.
Darby McKinney Nabors
Darby Nabors
April 17, 2021
Heaven has gained an Angel
Patricia Machado (Archuleta)
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