Evelyn Bott Austin, 71, passed away November 9, 2019 at Hospice of the Valley, Dobson House, Chandler after a short battle with cancer. She was born October 23, 1948 in Brigham City, Utah to Victor Wayne Bott and Mary Decker Bott. Evelyn grew up in Central and Northern California and graduated cum laude from Brigham Young University in International Relations. In 1978, Evelyn moved to Phoenix, Arizona and it was there that she met and married the love of her life, Walter Randolph Austin. They were married for 39 happy years.
Evelyn enjoyed photography, especially travel photography, music, painting, stained glass, genealogy, spending time with loved ones, especially Walt, and reading books by Latter-day Saints church authors. She was fortunate to be able to travel to all parts of the world as a young adult and always had intriguing stories to share. Evelyn served a volunteer mission with Walt working with family history vital documents and was an extremely talented writer and keeper of family history records. Evelyn was a fierce defender of those she loved and did not like jokes about others.
Evelyn is survived by her devoted husband, Walt; brother, Victor Wayne Bott; her sister-in-law, Mary Harden Bott; nieces Suzanne Bott Gittins and Cindy Bott Kelley, and their husbands and families; aunt, LeJeune Decker, cousins and many friends who will miss her dearly.
Viewing will be from 3:00-4:00 pm on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4525 E. Knox Rd, Phoenix, 85044; with the funeral service following at 4:00 pm. Burial will take place at Brigham City Cemetery on Saturday, November 30, 2019 in Brigham City Utah.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you take a friend to lunch, spend time with loved ones, be a blessing to someone else or donate to Hospice of the Valley https://www.hov.org/donate/