Gypsey Y. Butler
a 40-year resident of Denver, Colo., and a resident of Big Bear Lake since 2006, passed away on Sunday, March 20, 2011. She died of complications following surgery at Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles, Calif.
Ms. Butler was born in Danville, Va., on Dec. 16, 1938, and was 72 years old. She is preceded in death by her parents, Nannie and Fletcher Peavy of Midland, Texas, and her older brother, Robert M. Peavy formerly of Big Bear Lake, Calif. Ms. Butler is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Ron and Elena Peavy, and her nephews and nieces, Scott Peavy, Lesli Ventimiglia, Matthew Peavy and Krista Ray.
Gypsey worked as an executive secretary for Kerr Car Leasing Company in Denver, Colo., for most of her professional career. Aside from work, her primary interests included travel, cooking, quilting and a variety of crafts. One of her greatest joys was making things for others.
A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held for Gypsey at the Presbyterian Church of Big Bear Lake, 579 Knickerbocker Road, Big Bear Lake, Calif., on Saturday, May 14, 2011, at 11 a.m.