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Ouita Oneta Byrd Butterfield

Longtime Big Bear resident, born 8-26-28 in Ratcliff, Ark., the oldest of 9 children, passed away June 19, 2013, in Hesperia. She was predeceased in death by her husband Larry Butterfield, and daughter, Debra Taylor. Ouita was mother to Gary (Patty) Byrd, Sharon (Dale) Murray, Carol (Mike) Jaronske, and Keva Byrd. She is also survived by 6 grandchildren, Karin and Randy, Brian and Christy, Daryl and Haley, and 11 great grandchildren.

Ouita was very active inAmerican Legion Post 58 and was an auxiliary member for over 30 years, Big Bear Old Miners Days activities, and the Moose Lodge in Fawnskin. She waitressed and cooked for many years at the Robinhood and American Legion, as well as numerous Chili Cook-offs. Ouita was beloved by many. She shared her joy of life by giving to others, especially through cooking. She will be dearly missed.

"Big Bear Grizzly" Posted: Tuesday, July 2, 2013 9:24 am
Submitted by: Peggy Hooper