Obituary: Dr. Pamela J. Botts

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2/5/1943 – 1/18/2022

Dr. Pamela J. Botts, 79, Lawrence, passed peacefully January 18, 2022 after a brief illness.

Pam was born February 5, 1943 in Lawrence, KS. She attended Blue Springs High School, graduating as Valedictorian. Pam continued her education at the University of Kansas, graduating with a B.A., Masters, and Ph.D. in Psychology.

Pam served the Lawrence and KU community as a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. Pam’s career included time with Bert Nash Community Mental Health and 29 years at KU’s Counseling and Psychological Services. One of Pam’s many honors was being named employee of the year in 2005.

Pam was preceded in death by her beloved Aunt Julia Botts of Blue Springs, MO.

Pam is survived by loving family members Carol Seivley of Lawrence, KS, Jean Peterson of Wadsworth, IL, Rick Knox Grain Valley, MO, and Nick and Alyssa Knox of Parkville, MO.

In addition to her family Pam is survived by the countless number of people she mentored and guided with profound care, thoughtfulness, wisdom, and compassion.

A celebration of life is planned for 11 a.m. February 5th at Henry T’s in Lawrence. All are welcome.

The family is grateful for the loving care Pam received from Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Pam’s name to the Lawrence Humane Society and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

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