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Butler, Russell Lee
70, of Phoenix, AZ passed away on August 24, 2015. Russ was born July 31, 1945 in Austin, MN to William and Esther Butler. He married Nancy Eirich on April 8, 1977. Russ spent most of his youth in Minnesota. As a young adult he moved to California and ultimately settled in Arizona. Russell attended Austin High School and spent most his adult life as a computer programmer. He really enjoyed attending car races, outdoor activities, Broadway theatre and time with his family. Let's not forget his naps. Russ was proceeded in death by his three brothers Arbor, Leonard and William Butler; and three sisters Dorothy Butler, Lorraine Nelson and Virginia Butler. Russ was survived by his wife Nancy of 38 years along with three sisters, Garnet Butler, Margaret (Margie) Bretz and Maureece Butler; one brother, James (Jim) Butler; two daughters, Tammy Mazariego and Savanna Amend; one son, Brian Butler and eight grand children. Visitation will be at 5pm with the service following at 7pm on Thursday, September 3, 2015 at Alleluia Lutheran Church, 8444 W Encanto, Phoenix AZ 85037. Flowers will be coordinated and purchased through Eastlake Mortuary, 602-253-4105.



Published in The Arizona Republic on Aug. 30, 2015
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