• Hildebrand-Russ Funeral Home
    Rhinelander, WI
In partnership with the Dignity Memorial® network
Gladys Elizabeth Butterfield 1910 - 2012

Gladys Elizabeth Butterfield

April 23, 2012
My deepest sorrow goes to the family. Gladys was an amazing, strong willed person. She is someone I will never forget. Living with her was a privilege and brought times I will never forget (gardening, cooking together, sharing stories, and our evening ice cream). She not only made an impact on me, she was treasured by my family. I boasted of her not only to family but also coworkers. Her kind and stubborn leadership taught me many lessons in life. Thinking of her brings a tear to my eyes and a smile to my face. I wish I had more time to spend with her. I will never forget the lessons I learned and will always treasure the adventures while living in Rhinelander. She will be missed.

Cassie, MN
April 22, 2012
Our memories of your Mom are some of the most delightful. My Mom Bernice will be saddened by her passing. She enjoyed their friendship Always , Sarah Paulson Dery
April 16, 2012
Gail,Jane and family,

Your Mom was a neat lady. I'm going to miss our summer visits with her and I also speak for my Aunt Joanne. It was fun reminiscing old times with her. And Gail, you always had the coffee pot and a treat every time. I'll treasure those moments.
April 13, 2012
Dear Gail, Jane, and families

I have thought about your mom so much lately and realize how much I will miss my chats with her, knowing that for you and your family that void will be there for each and every one, but the memories of her eases the loss.. Every conversation was a time of laughter, learning and love. When I would see her on Sundays and I would take a moment to talk with her, we always held hands and she would relate such interesting stories of her life and she would also inquire about what I have been doing.

Whenever I admired her outfit, she would tell me about which wedding she had first worn it. If it was jewelry I was speaking of, she also would tell me which grandchild had given it to her.

Not only was she interesting, she was interested in everything around her. What a wealth of knowledge in her 101 years. She seemed able to offer a one-size-fits-all kind of friendship that spanned the ages, a rare quality indeed, in this day and age.

Please know you will all be in my thoughts and prayers on Saturday as you gather for her service. Even though I am in Florida, my heart will be at St. Augustine's with you all.

Love, Carolyn Fogg
April 12, 2012
My sympathy to you and the family. Your mom was a great lady. God bless you and family. Kate d harrop (laramie wy}
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