Melvin (Dee) Butterfield

Melvin (Dee) Butterfield
Chief Warrant Officer 4--Retired
Dee was born in Logan, Utah on June 24, 1932 to George M. Butterfield and Flora Stowell Butterfield. He passed away September 21, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. He was raised in Cache Valley, Utah where he met and married his sweetheart and loving wife of sixty years, Arlene Alvey. In 1955, they moved to Salt Lake County. He served 43 years in the Utah National Guard. He was a Veteran of the Korean War and was one of the original members of the 19th Special Forces Group. He was a dedicated soldier.
Dee is survived by his wife, Arlene; their three sons, Tom (Sherrie), Rob (Laura) and Pat (Audra), 8 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; 2 sisters, Sue Etta Butterfield and Cindy Markus. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister and a brother.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the LDS Chapel, 300 East 6200 South, Murray, Utah. A viewing will be held at 10:00 a.m. prior to services at the church, and Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 4760 S. State Street, Murray, Utah. Interment at Utah Veterans Memorial Park, 1711 S. Camp Williams Rd., Bluffdale, Utah. Online condolences may be shared with the family at

Funeral Home

Jenkins-Soffe Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Mid Valley
4760 S State St  Murray, UT 84107

Published in Deseret News from Sept. 24 to Sept. 25, 2013