Butler, Martha Lee (Parrotte), 85 passed away October 25, 2012 in Deerfield Beach, FL. She was born to Rev. A.C. Parrotte and Ruth Little Parrotte of Nashville, TN. She was preceded in death by her sister, Dorothy Ann. On August 17, 1947 she married Robert D. Butler - they just recently celebrated their 65 Wedding Anniversary. She spent many years dedicated to making the family business, Butler farms a success. In 1947, life in the sleepy town of Deerfield revolved around church and the agricultural community. Her most significant achievement, however, was her unique dedication to being a loving and devoted wife and mother. In recent days the family spent time and special occasions in the home in Mt. Dora, FL and in the summer house in the mountains of North Carolina. Mrs. Butler was very active in her church and in the community, having recently been named a Broward "Pioneer" by the Broward County Historical Commission. The ceremony took place on October 20, 2012 and was attended on her behalf by her son R. David Butler at the Oakland Park Elementary School - oldest elementary school in the county. She is survived by her husband, Robert D. Butler, her son R. David Butler and her sister Beverly Sue Metz. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Kraeer/Becker Funeral Home located at 217 E. Hillsboro Boulevard in Deerfield Beach. Visitation will be Tuesday, October 30, from 2-4 p.m. and from 6-8 p.m.
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Published in Sun-Sentinel from Oct. 28 to Oct. 29, 2012