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Fred James Butterfield


1925 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Fred James Butterfield Obituary
FRED JAMES BUTTERFIELD of Victorville, CA, born June 2, 1925 to Oscar and Gladys Katz Butterfield of LA, went to be with Jesus Christ on June 15, 2015. Fred is survived by wife Harriet; 11 children, 23 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Children: Donna Paquette, FL; Dennis Butterfield, TN; Dru Butterfield, FL and Danny Butterfield, AZ and 7 stepchildren. Grandchildren: Aaron, Caitlyn, Sara, Dan Jr., Brennen and Fallen White Dove Butterfield and 17 step grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers; Delmar Butterfield, Ben Butterfield; and first wife Margaret Peterson. He attended Walteria Elementary, Walteria, CA; and Narbonne Jr & Sr HS; Lomita, CA. Fred joined the US Navy after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. He served with the Underwater Demolition Team (Seals) in Pearl Harbor; and Korea. Fred worked for JB Malty Co, Bay City Bearings and Gates Rubber Manufacturing in Pasadena, CA. In 1981, he married Harriet Hagstrom Field. In 1858 Fred's great-great-grandfather John Butterfield started the Butterfield Stagecoach Overland Mail. Funeral services by Pastor Howard, Tuesday, June 30th, 11:30am at Arlington Mortuary, Riverside, CA. Burial @ 1:15pm Riverside National Cemetery.


Published in Press-Enterprise on June 30, 2015
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