Santa Fe, N.M. Services for Delos Botone, 81, Dolores, Colo., were held earlier this year. He was buried in National Cemetery at Santa Fe, N.M.
Mr. Botone died July 20, 1996, at Kasserman Presbyterian Hospital, Albuquerque, N.M.
He was born April 26, 1915, in Cobb, Okla., the son of the Revs. Matthew and Hazel Botone. He attended South Pioneer Day School of Oklahoma and the Anadarko, Okla., schools before attending the Haskell Institute, Lawrence, Kan., beginning in 1930.
He attended high school at Haskell and graduated in 1935. He graduated from business college in 1937.
Mr. Botone served in the U.S. Marine Corps in the South Pacific during World War II, and was wounded at Iwo Jima. He completed a degree in accounting at the University of New Mexico on the G.I. Bill after his discharge.
He was employed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs for 37 years. He also helped found the New Mexico High School Officials Assn., and has been inducted into the group's Hall of Fame.
He was a member of Cortez, Colo., First United Methodist Church; Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge No. 1789, Lila Emblem Club No. 261, Lake McPhee Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 6068, and Colorado Area Senior Citizens, all in Dolores, Colo.; Appaloosa National Club of Moscow, Idaho; Four Corners Appaloosa Club of Cortez, Colo.; and he was a former member of FOP and Lions Club of Albuquerque.
Survivors include his wife, Lila Botone, of the home; six children; a sister, Ida Kaubin, Fort Cobb, Okla.; 18 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to the Elks Lodge No. 1789 in Dolores, Colo.