Thomas C. BOTSFORD(1928 - 2014)

BOTSFORD, Thomas C.

Thomas C. Botsford of Austin left this world in the early morning hours of January 31, 2014. May the Good Lord bless and keep him, as he is in a far better place. Tom was born on January 19, 1928, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and graduated from Williamsport High School in Williamsport, Pennsylvania in 1945. He attended Penn State University and graduated in 1949 with a degree in Commerce and Finance. He married his high school sweetheart, Lois Yarrison Botsford, on April 2, 1949. Following graduation from college, Tom was employed with the Equitable Life Assurance Society from 1949 until he retired as a Vice President in 1985. Tom and Lois have two children, Mark A. Botsford, of Barrington, Illinois, and David L. Botsford, of Austin, Texas. Tom is survived by Lois, Mark, David and his wife, Kate Kelley (and her daughter, Samantha Miller), as well as his three beloved grandchildren, Harrison, Bailey and Evan, all of whom reside in Texas. He was loved by his family and friends and will be sorely missed by them all.

Published in Austin American-Statesman from Feb. 2 to Feb. 3, 2014