Charles Brinton (Ted) Butler

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Charles (Ted) Brinton Butler, notorious barber, and flirt, died in Everett July 7, 2014. He was born in Bellingham, Wash., May 25, 1933, to the late Francis and Margery Butler. After graduating from high school in Bellingham, Ted married Joanne Weinrich. He enlisted in the Army in 1954 and was stationed at Fort Benning, Ga., where his son Steven was born. Ted returned to Washington in 1957 and settled in Everett where he opened Colby's Barbers. The barber shop was known for quality haircuts and for ringing the now infamous bell when an attractive woman would pass by. Sons Douglas and Robert were born in Everett during this time. Following his years as a barber, Ted sold cars for Rodland Toyota, real estate for Duryee, and ended his working years as a bailiff with the Evergreen District Court in Monroe. Ted married Doris (also known as Dori main squeeze) Lund in 1996. They made their home in Mukilteo where they enjoyed many happy years together. Being a very gregarious and outgoing social butterfly, Ted loved the time he spent with his family and friends. His cabin on San Juan Island was the favorite family getaway spot for fishing, boating, golf, feeding the seagulls in his skivvies early in the morning, and music on the deck. Ted was also quite fond of skiing, dancing, going to the theater, eating out, especially at The Chuckwagon, meeting his cronies in downtown Everett for coffee and of course, happy hour. Ted also loved his church and throughout the years the Butler family attended Trinity Lutheran in Everett. Ted is survived by his wife, Dori Butler; sons, Steven Butler and wife Karen, Douglas Butler and wife Denise, and Robert Butler; step-daughters, Sue Ann Sendoykas, Dina Lund, and Jana Dukelow, grand-children, Lauri McKenna and husband Steve, Ken Butler and wife Naomi, Brent, Brad, Drew, Brianne, Megan, and Matthew Butler; great- grandchildren, Audrey and Ryan McKenna; and his beloved spoiled schnauzer, Mitzi. Ted was preceded to the eternal happy hour by his parents; siblings, Jay Butler, Cathy Allyn, and Francis Peterson; first wife, Joanne; and dog, Molly. The celebration of a life well-lived will be held Friday, July 18, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2324 Lombard Avenue, Everett, Wash., 98201. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to either Trinity Lutheran Church or Dr. Jim Olson's Lab, c/o Seattle Children's Guild Association, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, Wash., 98105.
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Published in The Herald (Everett) from July 12 to July 13, 2014
Charles "Ted" Brinton Butler
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