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Obituary: Kristine Tolman Bott

Kristine Tolman Bott Our Loving, Precious Wife, Mom and Grandma Kristine Tolman Bott was born May 5, 1953 and passed away September 26, 2005 due to the enormous challenges of inflammatory breast cancer. Kris met this trial with dignity and grace and never complained. Kris is the daughter of Don B and Hazel R. Tolman, twin sister to Kathy Reed and sister of Mike Tolman. Kris was raised and educated in Bountiful where she graduated from Bountiful High School with high honors. She later attended BYU. Kris waited for her best friend Robert while he served his mission in Canada. Shortly after his return they were married for time and eternity on June 2, 1972 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. From that day forward Kris dedicated her life to her husband. She never wanted anything for herself but was always thinking of others. She was so unselfish. She learned to enjoy camping and going to the Greys River to fish and be with her family. Oh how we will miss the trips to the cabin in Star Valley and to Jackson and Cody! Until her illness Kris served faithfully in many organizations but her favorite was the primary. She served as primary president, in the young women presidency and in the relief society. Kris always supported Robert in his callings and served hundreds of Navajo tacos to his young men. Kris loved to cook and built a great family tradition of Sunday dinner every week. Even with her illness and as sick as she was she wanted the family around her Sundays and all of the time. Kris loved being a mother and faithfully raised five children in the gospel of Jesus Christ. She always taught and supported three sons who became Eagle Scouts, received duty to God awards, served full time missions, and married in the temple. She raised her two daughters to become worthy daughters of God and how to be wonderful wives and mothers. Kris raised some very special children who she dearly loves and is so proud of. Kris loved her special daughters-in-law and grandchildren. Her family was her life. May we all follow her example to be an eternal family. There is a huge hole in our hearts, but it will be filled by our love and memories of having the best, our beautiful Kris. Kris emulated the true love of Christ in her life and through her good works. She loved serving others and never said anything negative. She has been the perfect example in every way. Kris enjoyed working for the Boyer Company for 11 years. She truly loved her work and her coworkers. Thank you Boyer Company and especially Diane "for waiting". She always wanted to go back but never made it. Kris is survived by Robert, her husband, best friend and soul mate; son, Joshua (Jennifer - Cullen, Landon, Laci and Cady); son, Jason (Meridith - Lukas); son, Ammon, (Michelle - Abby, Avery); daughter, Kristy; daughter, Jessica; parents, Don and Hazel Tolman; twin sister, Kathy (Rex Reed); brother, Mike (Darla Tolman); father-in-law, Ralph Bott (Wini); brothers-in-law, Dennis, David and Roger (Diane). Preceded in death by mother-in-law Ruth Bott and sister-in-law, Janet Bott. We wish to extend our deep love and appreciation to Dr. Elizabeth Prystas and her very caring nurse, Kathy Bowers and the whole wonderful staff at Wasatch Hematology/Oncology Associates, PC. Our thanks to Anne Martineaux and those from IHC Hospice for making the past few weeks as comfortable as possible. Thank you to the Bountiful 11th Ward and all of our friends where we have been greatly blessed for 34 years. Funeral services will be held Friday, September 30, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. in the Bountiful 11th Ward Chapel, 115 East Wicker Lane (2000 South), Bountiful, Utah. Friends may visit with the family Thursday evening September 29, 2005 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Russon Brothers Bountiful Mortuary, 295 North Main, and Friday morning at the ward from 9:45 -10:45 a.m. prior to the service. Interment-Bountiful City Cemetery. Online guest book at