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Dean L. Cotton

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February 24, 2014
Oh Dean ,
How I miss you so. It seems like yesterday that we were working and laughing together. I have learned so much from youmy good man. I often wonder what project your working on in heaven. Lori and Nancy are good they miss so much. I try my hardest to take care of them. Thanks for the wisdom you send me from heaven it helps alot. Dean it don, t seem possiblethat your gone. Not only did I lose a father in law but I lost a friend. Miss you buddy see you heaven. I will try my best to take care of everybody.
November 09, 2013
Dear Aunt Lori, Nancy, Brian and Danny,

I am so sorry that it has taken me so long to leave a message here. I have been thinking about you all since Uncle Dean passed away. He was such a kind man; I loved the twinkle in his eye and his knowing smile.

My favorite memory of Uncle Dean is from when I was very young - maybe three years old. My mom brought me home from pre-school and in the living room I found my dad sleeping on the recliner with his socks hanging from his toes. I ran up and jumped on him - he hugged me and played with me for a while... and then... the front door opened and I looked up to see my dad was entering the house. I looked back and forth between the man I was playing with and the man at the door - and they looked identical, and I couldn't figure it out. And then each of the man proceeded to try to convince me that they were my dad! It turns out that Uncle Dean had come to visit and was the one napping on the chair and who I was playing with - my dad was the one who had come home a bit later. I guess at three years old I didn't really understand the concept of identical twins - and it blew my young mind!

Uncle Dean touched my heart with his warmth of spirit. He has left a legacy of love.

With my deepest condolences,
November 02, 2013
Darryl, sorry to hear about your Uncle. I don't know if you remember me, in the 70's you took me to the SweetCorn Festival and you won me one of those stretched, twisted coke bottle things. We kinda dated I guess. Used to come to your grampa's? house by the library. Any way thought of you a lot over the years, tried looking you up on Facebook and telephone books.. Hope your doing good. And sorry about your uncle. Pam McIntyre
September 30, 2013
To Dean's family my heart goes out to all. Many times as Dale and I would be traveling, Dale and Dean would be on the phone, of course Dale would hand me the phone and tell me to say Hi to Dean. Dean's voice was a little deeper but the expression's of his speech would be so like his brother! At the end of one call, Dale said, "You know me better than I know myself" and chuckled. I could feel the closeness at that moment in time of the two. The few times I met him he was kind and easy going. Prayers for you strength, Sincerely, Judy Uhte
September 28, 2013
It seemed like growing up I had two dads. It was great, kind of a two for one. To this day I remember as a child sitting on Grandma Cotton's porch and he would really listen and ask questions about, in this case a conversation we were having about religion. He wanted to know exactly what the nuns were teaching us as they describes the differences between true and false essence. Uncle Dean taught me something that day which I carry to this day. He taught me that to really learn something, to have complete understanding that would stick with you, meant being able to explain it and have an formed opinions of what it is you were discussing. I remember thinking that here was an adult who thought what a kid had to say was important. My love and condolences to his family and those innumerable friends he made over his life. Uncle Dean I'll always remember the gift you gave me and that little twinkle in your eye when you listened to that young boy on grandma's porch. You were the True Essence.

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