Beatrix (Bea) M. Butler, 79 years of age, passed away, on Saturday, May 18, 2013, in Sun City, Arizona, where she had been hospitalized.
Bea lived in Globe, Arizona for 49 years when she moved to Yuma, Arizona where she made many new friends. Bea lived in Yuma for 15 happy years, moving to Cottonwood, Arizona and back to her beloved mountains when her husband, Billy, retired.
Bea was preceded in death by her husband Billy B. Butler and her sister Francis Smith. She is survived by her two sons, Robert (Bob) Butler, wife Rachel, Mesa, Arizona, Gary Butler, wife Susan, Flagstaff, Arizona, brother Robert Huerta, Manassas, Virginia, four grand children and five great grand-children.
Bea dearly loved animals and in lieu of flowers requested contributions be made to the Arizona Human Society or the American Arthritis Foundation.
Mass will be held on Friday, May 24 at 10:30am at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cottonwood.
An online guestbook is available to sign at www.westcottfuneralhome.com
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