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Robert Butler

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ROBERT R. BUTLER April 8, 1938 - Feb. 9, 2014 Robert R. Butler of Paradise, CA , passed away peacefully at his home with his family at his side on February 9, 2014. He was born to Ralph V. Butler and Grace Whistler-Butler in Council Bluffs, Iowa on April 8, 1938. Robert graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1956 and Iowa State University with a BS in 1961. He is still the current record holder in the Shot-put at Iowa State Univ. Robert was an Eagle Scout, Sea Scout Master and a Third Degree Mason in the John Mercer Masonic Lodge in Omaha, NE. In 1969, he left Omaha and spent 12 years in Dallas Texas as a national sales manager for the overhead door corporation, and then moved to Santa Rosa California i n 1981, where he owned and operated The Overhead Door Co. of Santa Rosa for 17 years. Robert loved his Model T Fords and was a founding member and past president of the Redwood Empire Model-T Club. Robert is survived by his wife Audrey Butler of Paradise, CA. Son Michael Butler of Atlanta, GA; Daughter Christy Neely of Paradise, CA Son inlaw Tim Neely, Brother John Butler of Mead, CO Sister Kathleen Kuenzer of Ft. Collins, CO Grandchildren Ashley, Alexander and Audrey Butler all of Atlanta, GA A memorial service will be held on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 4:00 P.M. at St. Nicholas Episcopal Church in Paradise, CA Memorial contributions may be made to Paradise Hospice 1289 Billie Road Paradise, CA 95969 Rose Chapel Mortuary 530-877-4923
Published in Paradise Post from Feb. 12 to Feb. 14, 2014
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