Paul Butt

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Paul D. Butt



Paul D. Butt, 84, from Scottsdale, AZ, was born November 4, 1933, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Monday March 5, 2018 in Scottsdale, Arizona. He attended the University of New Mexico (UNM) and graduated in 1955. Following graduation, he served as a Captain in the US Air Force. He returned to Albuquerque and received his MBA in 1959 from UNM where he was instrumental in the coaching and future development of the UNM tennis program. In 1959, Paul began his career with E.F. Hutton as an account executive. He later became Branch Manager of the Albuquerque office and was promoted and transferred to Scottsdale, AZ in 1973 where he settled and raised his family. In 2015 Paul was honored by the UNM tennis alumni for his development of the tennis program, and in 2017 he was inducted into the SWTA Hall of Fame. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Carole Butt; sons, Michael (Alicia), Jason; granddaughters, Jordan and Cassidy.

A memorial service will be held Friday, March 16, 2018 at 2:30 at Hansen Desert Hills Mortuary, 6500 E. Bell Road, Scottsdale, AZ. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to UNM Men's Tennis, 1 University of New Mexico, MSC04 2680, Albuquerque, NM 87131.

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Scottsdale, AZ 85255
(480) 502-3378
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Published in Albuquerque Journal on Mar. 11, 2018