Laura Botteron McLeod, 1929-2016

Laura Botteron McLeod

Laura Botteron McLeod

Laura Botteron McLeod, 86, of Hot Springs, passed away Sunday, April 17, 2016.

She was born Aug. 5, 1929 in Denver, Colorado, the daughter of John C. Brouse and Louise Adams Brouse.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, the Rev. Harold Botteron, who in the 1960s and 1970s served as a full-time local pastor in the Little Rock Conference; her second husband, John McLeod; her parents; her brothers Harry Brouse and Gilbert Brouse; and her son Paul Botteron.

She is survived by two daughters, Gail Adams of Hot Springs and Sheryl Pease (Arthur) of Haughton, Louisiana; one daughter-in-law, Annette Botteron of Hot Springs; one granddaughter, Penny Botteron of Hot Springs; three grandsons, John Botteron (Sarah) of Hot Springs, Kevin Pease (Sherri) of Plain Dealing, Louisiana and Eric Pease of Houston, Texas; three great-granddaughters, Emily Botteron, Adalyn Botteron and Raelynn Pease; one great-grandson, Drew Botteron; and one step-great-granddaughter, Olivia Stewart.

Services were held Wednesday, April 20 at Caruth-Hale Funeral Home, Hot Springs with Dr. John McCallum presiding. Interment followed at Crestview Cemetery. Pallbearers were John Botteron, Kevin Pease, Eric Pease, Adams Richardson, Brent Smith and Danny Sherer.

Laura was Baptist in her faith. She loved taking care of her cats and watching the birds. She worked all her life in various bookkeeping positions, most recently for the National Park Service and the Army Corps of Engineers. She gave generously to numerous charities. Her children and grandchildren “rise up and call her blessed.”