Mary Ann Bottino, age 74, passed away Saturday May 21, 2016, in St. George, Utah. She was born on January 29, 1941, in Rexburg, Idaho, to Garner B. Pincock and May Fullmer. She was the oldest of 10 children. She married Paul J. Bottino on November 16, 1963, in Rexburg, Idaho. They were later sealed in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.
Ann graduated from Madison High School in Rexburg in 1959. She attended Cosmetology school, and moved to Logan, Utah, where she worked for many years. In 1965, she moved to Pullman, Washington, where she continued her Cosmetology career. She was very popular and successful as a Cosmetologist with a large clientele, including the wives of two university presidents. In Washington State she won several hair styling awards.
Ann moved to Long Island, New York, in 1969, and focused mostly on raising her family. In New York she took a part-time job as a school bus driver. Then upon moving to Laurel, Maryland, in 1973 she pursued school bus driving for special education students in Prince Georges County and continued doing this for 29 years. She finally retired from that work in 2003. She and her husband then moved to Frankford, Delaware, and enjoyed a very easy going lifestyle, which included many days at the beach, which she dearly loved. Then in December 2011, she and her husband moved to Ivins, Utah.
Ann was a very talented, hard working woman. In addition to her faithful service as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in many callings over the years, and in her job, she was an outstanding mother, cook, and a very accomplished quilter and an active member of the Dixie Quilt Guild. She loved riding around the desert and mountains with her husband on a Polaris RZR, and she enjoyed greatly her three grandchildren. She traveled to Hawaii and twice to Alaska and from 2003 until the move to Ivins, she traveled each winter from Delaware to Utah for two months. She actually enjoyed the road trips across the country.
Ann is survived by her husband of 52 years, Paul, and her daughters: Angela (48) of West Jordan, Utah, and Kristin (46) of Elkridge, Maryland, as well as her three grandchildren: Tyler (17), Wade (12), and Blair (10), also of Elkridge, Maryland. In addition, she is survived by her sisters: Roslee Koon, Sallee Miller, Shirley Pincock, Joan Bybee; and two brothers: Jim Pincock, and Bert Pincock.
- A visitation will be held Tuesday, May 24, 2016, from 6-8 p.m. at Metcalf Mortuary, 288 W. St. George Blvd., St. George, Utah.
- Interment will be in the Ivins City Cemetery.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Metcalf Mortuary, 435-673-4221.
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