James "Jamie" Butler

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JAMES JAMIE BUTLER Age 46, passed away tragically on Thursday, July 17, 2014. He was born James Jefferson Butler, III on May 18, 1968 to James Jefferson "Jeff" and Barbara (Warren) Butler in Tulsa, OK. Jamie will be remembered as a kind and loving soul who could not pass up the opportunity to help anyone in need and he always saw the good in everyone. He graduated from the University of Texas with a B.A. in Psychology and from Texas Women's University with a B.S. in Nursing. Jamie's many accomplishments included becoming an Eagle Scout, a member of the Chi Phi Fraternity at the University of Texas, was the program director with Forward Steps Adventure Therapy Program, Instructor for Wilderness Medical Associates in Portland, ME, ER Nurse at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, TX, ER Nurse at UNMH in Albuquerque, NM, and Base Manager and Flight Nurse CareFlight 5 Medical Helicopter. Jamie lived life to the fullest. He enjoyed all sports that included water, repairing cars and bikes, and was a master of everything. He loved all creatures - great and small, collecting flashlights, knives and firearms. He was a voice of reason for his family, friends and colleagues. One of his favorite sayings that he included in his emails was a quote by J.L. Picard, "Seize the moment... live now! Make now always the most precious time. Now will never come again." Most importantly, he loved his wife of almost four years, Pearl Yeast, of Albuquerque, NM. He is, also survived by his parents, Jeff and Barbara W. Butler of Santa Fe, NM; brother, Santa Fe Police Department Sgt. Nico Butler and his wife, Melissa (Gonzales) Butler, and their children, Isaac Gonzales and Abran Jacob Butler, also of Santa Fe, NM; loving friends, Dina Rabanal of Albuquerque, NM, and Juli-Kay Baumann of Arrington, TN; and his beloved dog, Cleopatra. Bea Warren was Jamie's grandmother who was an outstanding nurse where she proudly served the US Navy during WWII, and was, also a Red Cross Disaster Nurse. Bea and Jamie had a very close bond. She passed away in 1989 and an endowed scholarship fund was created in her memory. This endowed scholarship fund has been renamed The Jamie Butler & Bea Warren Nursing Scholarship at Texas Christian University. To honor Jamie or in lieu of flowers, a contribution can be made which can be sent to Donor Relations, TCU, P.O. Box 297045, Fort Worth, TX 76129, or at www.makeagift.tcu.edu. Checks can be made out to TCU, making sure to include the Jamie Butler & Bea Warren Nursing Scholarship Fund in the memo or comments line. A Memorial Service will take place at 4:00 PM on Friday, August 1, 2014 at Strong-Thorne Chapel, 1100 Coal Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM. Those who attend are kindly asked to bring cans of Ravioli and Dinty Moore Beef Stew which will be collected to distribute to the homeless. Helping those who are less fortunate or hurting was Jamie's passion and will remain his legacy. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com
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Strong-Thorne Mortuary
1100 Coal Avenue SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
(505) 842-8800
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Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on July 27, 2014
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