Brittany Butt (1989 - 2014)

  • "I'm so sorry Natalie and family. My thoughts are with you."
    - Gretchen Herrock
  • "Extending my deepest condolences to Brittany's family...."
  • "I wish to express my condolences to Brittany's family...."
    - Ari
  • "Thoughts and Prayers are with you all. Rest Easy Brittany."
    - Chris Smith
  • "There simply aren't words to comfort or explain at a time..."
    - Susan Terry

Brittany (Wiest) Butt, 25, of Anchorage, Alaska, died unexpectedly on Nov. 12, 2014. Brittany was born on Aug. 15, 1989, in Fairfax, Va., to Natalie (Wiest) Velasquez and Thomas Taylor. Brittany attended Mount Vernon High School in Alexandria, Va., where she graduated with an International Baccalaureate degree, at age 16, in 2006. She volunteered at an animal shelter in Washington State and worked at a vet clinic in Hayfield, Va. Her dream was to be a sports veterinarian and to run the Iditarod. Recently, she was taking pre-veterinarian courses online through the University of North Carolina after taking classes at the University of Pittsburgh. Brittany was also a dog handler for Karen Ramstead. Above all, Brittany considered motherhood to be her greatest achievement. Brittany is survived by her husband, Jeff; son, Teige; mother, Natalie (Wiest) Velasquez (Ed Slouffman); father, Thomas Taylor (Megin); sister, Bridget Velasquez; stepfather, David Velasquez; and grandmother, Janett Winslow. She was preceded in death by sister, Tasha Wiest; and grandparents, Calvin Wiest and Helen (Sherlock) Wiest. Services will be held at Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church, located at 1612 Oceanview Dr. in Anchorage, Alaska, on Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. Visitation will be at 2 p.m., with a Service at 3 p.m. Interment will be at St. Martin Lutheran Cemetery in Anamoose, N.D. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made for a scholarship fund for her son, Teige. For information, Jeff Butt can be contacted at [email protected] Arrangements are with Janssen's Evergreen Memorial Chapel.
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Published in Anchorage Daily News on Nov. 15, 2014