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Obituary for Dona Marise Tourtelotte Butler

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Dona Marise Tourtelotte Butler

July 29, 1926 - August 17, 2015

Dona passed away surrounded by her family after a two year battle with cancer.


She was born July 29, 1926 to Clyde and Prudence Tourtelotte in Westboro, Missouri.  Dona graduated from High School in Shenandoah, Iowa and Chillicothe Business College in Missouri.


She married Lyle Charles Butler in 1951 in Westboro, Missouri.  They had three children:  Linda, Catherine, and Patrick.  Lyle passed away in 1971.  Dona later married Byron Odell in 2005.  He passed away in 2010.


Dona worked for the Department of Agriculture in Salt Lake City, Utah and later at HAFB.  After retiring from HAFB, she sold real estate for a number of years.  Dona enjoyed oil and water color painting, playing bridge and watching sports.  She was an avid reader and a member of First Presbyterian Church of Ogden.  She had a wonderful sense of humor, and enjoyed laughing and being silly with family at parties.


Dona is survived by her daughter, Catherine Butler, son, Patrick (Lisa) Butler, seven grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.


She is preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Linda, husbands, Lyle Charles Butler and Byron Odell, brother, Merrill Touretelotte, and granddaughter, Nicole Scadden.


The family would like to thank those at Access Hospice who helped care for Dona.


The family will gather at a later date for private services.


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Born: July 29, 1926
Died: August 17, 2015

Condolences for Dona Marise Tourtelotte Butler

George Klipper posted on 8/26/15

Our deepest sympathies to the Butler family. George and Rosana Klipper Washington Terrace, Utah


Lorrie and Tom Creamer posted on 8/23/15

I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Cathy and Pat, I absolutely hurt for you. You were such great kids to Dona and she was lucky to have the wonderful children, grandchildren, and many friends that she did. Sorry we have lost touch over the last couple of years. But, I have wondered about all of you many times. I wish I could say or do something to ease your pain, but I know there aren't words and this process takes so much time. Dona will be missed by everyone who knew her sweet, smiling personality. Love you all.