BUTTS, James Roger Died suddenly on Friday, September 13, 2002 at his Petaluma residence. He was the loving husband of Robin Lee Butts of Petaluma. Devoted son of Ruby Butts of Santa Rosa. Beloved father of Kathy Minor and her husband Gary of Foster City, CA, Michael Butts and his wife Sue, and Brian Butts and his wife Antoinette, all of Petaluma, and the late Susan Butts. Cherished grandfather of Chris, Steve, Jeniece, and Dominic Butts, and Tim and Bart Partridge. Brother of Janell Hallinan of Stockton, CA. Jim was born and reared in the Mount Shasta area. He was an Eagle Scout in Oregon. After serving time in the Army during the Korean War, he graduated from the Chico State College and then received his Masters Degree from Dominican College of San Rafael. He was a social worker in Washington in the 1960s and then taught high school in California. During the last 5 years he owned and operated Jim’s Cutting Edge Sharpening Service in Petaluma. He was an active member of the Sonoma County Orchid Society and American Legion Post #28. He was always friendly and loved to talk to people. Age 68 years. Friends and family are invited to a Memorial Service at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 21, 2002 at Elim Lutheran Church, 504 Baker St., Petaluma. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Foundation, P.O. Box 4900, Santa Rosa, CA 95402. Arrangements made by PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY & CREMATORY, Magnolia Ave., Keokuk St., Petaluma, CA.
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Published Online in the Press Democrat on Sept. 19, 2002