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Margaret Aylmer Butts

Margaret Aylmer Butts

Margaret Butts passed away on July 30, 2018. She was born in Jamestown, North Dakota, on June 29,1920 to A. W. and Elsie Aylmer. She attended the University of Minnesota and the University of North Dakota and married Dudley Butts while he was serving in the U.S. Navy during WWII. They lived in Jamestown until 1962, then spent a few years in Anaheim, California, before moving to Grass Valley, California where they lived for many years. After retirement they moved to Sun City, Arizona where they belonged to the First Presbyterian Church of Sun City. After her husband's passing she lived in Peoria, AZ for a number of years before moving to Phoenix.

She was preceded in passing by her parents, her sister, Harriet Waxler, and her brother, William Aylmer. She is survived by her four sons, Thomas Butts of Helena, Montana; Dudley Butts Jr. and wife Diane Butts of Phoenix; John Butts and wife Jane Hove of Bloomingdale, Illinois; James Butts and wife Kathleen Higgins of New Westminster, British Columbia; grandchildren Jeremy Butts, Susanna Tanner, Jason Butts, Emily Butts, and Jamie Butts; and ten great grandchildren.

Margaret was a survivor if there ever was one, was known by all as a loving, friendly, courageous, and strong woman, and will be missed by family and friends. Margaret was very proud of her lifelong membership in P.E.O. International and enjoyed being with family, reading and beating you in cribbage, bridge and bingo.