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.
Published in Pine River Times on Apr. 16, 2021.