Stoddard Funeral Home & Sunset Memorial Gardens

3205 West 28Th Street, Greeley, CO


Ashford J. Bottenberg Jr "Bott"

December 29, 1926November 4, 2019

Ashford Josephas Bottenberg Jr. (Bott) was born December 29, 1926 to Jessie Blossom Carson and Ashford Josephas Bottenberg Sr.

He passed into Gods everlasting light at North Colorado Medical Center due to complications from Parkinson’s Disease.

Bott grew up on farms in the Wetmore and Netawaka areas in Kansas. In addition to farming chores he assisted his father logging black walnut lumber. After graduating in 1944 he enlisted in the U.S. Army where he served in occupied Japan. Upon discharge he went to work for Union Pacific Railroad where he worked for 42 years and retired in 1987. It was while he was working for Union Pacific in Hugo Colorado that he met the love of his life, Anna Mae Madison and was married for 50 Years. Bott is survived by 4 children, Gene (Donna) Bottenberg of Eaton, Co, Vicki Bottenberg of Greeley, Co., Cheri (Rob) Kern of Greeley Co., Melanie (Robert) Faulkner of Greeley, Co. Grandkids, Jessie (Aaron) Kern, Nathan Bottenberg, Ashlee Gray, Devin Gray, Jeran Kern, Anna Faulkner and Great Grandchildren Keylee, Kendree and Kamzee Kern and, Silas Bottenberg. Bott was preceded in death by His Parents, Brothers, (Keith and Kenneth Bottenberg) and wife Anna.


  • Gene & Donna Bottenberg, Son & Daughter-in-law
  • Vicki Bottenberg, Daughter
  • Cheri & Rob Kern, Daughter & Son-in-law
  • Melanie & Robert Faulkner, Daughter & Son-in-law
  • Bott is also survived by his Grandkids, Jessie (Aaron) Kern, Nathan Bottenberg, Ashlee Gray, Devin Gray, Jeran Kern, Anna Faulkner and Great Grandchildren Keylee, Kendree and Kamzee Kern and, Silas Bottenberg.


  • Visitation Tuesday, November 12, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, November 13, 2019
  • Interment Wednesday, November 13, 2019


Ashford J. Bottenberg Jr "Bott"

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Devin Gray

November 12, 2019

Robert Faulkner

November 10, 2019

I have very many memories of my time with you, most of all I remember you as a patient, loving man with a wealth of wisdom. I will miss being able to share everyday things that I do with you, as you were always interested in what I was doing in my business. I know you were a good father as it reflects in each of your children.
I will always be grateful you were my father in law, and you will always have my upmost respect.

Cheri Kern

November 9, 2019

I have started this so many times but I just can’t get put down everything in a way that really honors you. You were the rock and the mentor of our family. You were quiet but you said so much. You’re a perfect example of what a husband and a father should be. I have so many special memories and I am so grateful for everything you’ve done for us. Thank you papasan and until we meet again I will hold you in my heart. From one of your favorite daughters, Cheri 😊

Rob Kern

November 9, 2019

R.I.P. Bott - like me you were a man of few words but in your quiet way you were strong and had the love and respect of your family and friends. Thanks for everything!!!

Robin Rakowski

November 8, 2019

I remember growing up and being at the Bottenberg house! Bott was pretty quiet but when he spoke it was with a gentle voice and usually a bit of humor! My love and prayers go out to the Bottenberg’s! God received a pretty spectacular gentleman!

Vicki Bottenberg

November 8, 2019

Dad you were always there for me. I remember you were going to drive to another state to pick me up and bring me home after I broke my ankle playing softball.

You were my friend and confidante as well as a companion over the years.

Bernee and Wynee miss you very much. Especially your lap.

Rest Peacefully in Gods hands.
I love you so much and you will be so very missed!

Melanie Faulkner

November 8, 2019

My favorite memory is and will always be that you were the best dad a kid could ask for. You will be missed deeply 💔