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Information for Orville Albert Butler
26 November, 1913 – 9 November, 1993
From the Idaho Press Tribune
November 1993
Contributed by Bonnie Dilworth

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Orville Butler

      Orville Albert Butler, 79, of Wilder, entered his heavenly home after a courageous battle with pulmonary fibrosis, Tuesday, November 9, 1992.  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, November 12, 1993, at the Golden Gate Baptist Church, Wilder, with Pastor Everett Berrey and Pastor Sam Hendrix officiating.  Burial will follow at the Wilder Cemetery, under the direction of Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
      Orville was born November 26, 1913, at Flagler
, Colorado, eldest son of Albert F. and Clara M. Pettey Butler.  As a small child he moved from their homestead with his parents in a covered wagon to Phillips County, Kansas, where they began farming and lived in a sod house.  He moved to Wilder in 1937 where he married his childhood sweetheart, Lucille I. Pollard, on November 4, 1937.  They engaged in farming throughout their married life.  On Sunday, November 4, 1993, Lucille and Orville celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary at their home with 39 members of their family, after all attending church at Wilder.
     Orville was a 50-year member of I.O.O.F.#137 and served as Noble Grand twice.  He was Amateur Radio Operator W7RCV for 42 years.  Orville was chosen A.S.C.S. Farmer of the Year of Canyon County in 1974.  He was also a member of the Wilder Farm Labor Sponsoring Committee, Wilder Chamber of Commerce, Wilder Cemetery Board, Senior Citizens Club, The Good Sam Club, and a 45-year member of the
Golden Gate Baptist Church in Wilder.
      He is survived by his beloved wife, Lucille; their 4 children, a daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie and Danny Cagle of Greenleaf, sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Loyce Butler of Wilder, Michael and Rebecca Butler of Garden Valley, and Frederick and Carol Butler of Wilder; 16 grandchildren’ 4 step-grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 6 stepgreat-grandchildren; 2 brothers and their wives, Jess and Jewel Butler of Buena Park, CA., Albert and Joan Butler of Boise, ID; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of relatives and friends.
      He was dearly loved by his family and friends who will remember his friendly nature and warm sense of humor.  He often told people he considered himself to be a millionaire because of his family.
     We, his family, were the ones truly blessed with a Godly husband, father and grandfather and thank God for sharing him with us.
      Friends may call at the Dakan Funeral Chapel today from
6 to 8 p.m.
      The family suggests memorials be made to the American Lung Association of Idaho, 1111 S.  Orchard, Suite 245, Boise, ID 83705-1966; or to the Golden Gate Baptist Church of Wilder.


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