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Obituary for Larry Milton Buttars

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Larry Milton Buttars

August 18, 1933 - April 8, 2014

Larry Milton Buttars passed away Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 surrounded by his loving family.

Larry was born August 18th, 1933 in Preston, ID to Milton LaRue Buttars and Gladys Nina Buttars. Larry attended Utah State University. He worked for Nielsen, Reeves & Maxwell Engineering. Larry and another partner started Great Basin Engineering and Surveying in 1958. In 1976, he started his own business, RIS Land Surveyors. He was a successful businessman and land developer in Davis and Weber counties.
During his life he was on many boards and organizations, including the South Ogden City Planning Commission and the Ogden Engineers Club.
Larry married LaRene Udy in 1955. They were later divorced. He married Connie R. Smith in 1969. They were later divorced. He married Vonita (TJ) Buttars on July 4th, 1986.
Larry is survived by his children: Valerie Hammer-Ogden, UT, Dallas (Jodie) Buttars-Layton, UT, Marina Atwater-Cottage Grove, OR, Kristin (Alan) Myers-Ogden, UT, Keri Squires (Larry Humphries)-Woods Cross, UT, Trina (Shane) Dykster-Nephi, UT, and Amy Pierce and Jennifer Price. He has 24 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Larry is also survived by his sister, Gaylene B. (Dick) Loeffler-Huntsville, UT, and brother Alan L. (Willow) Buttars-Huntville, UT, and his very special puppy Pepper. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, DeAnne Flick, and his wife, Vonita (TJ) Buttars.
He most recently resided in Fish Haven, ID, Mesquite, NV, Pleasant View, UT and Ogden, UT. He was an avid boater, an exceptional “Captain”, loved Lake Powell and enjoyed several years as a member of The Pineview Yacht Club. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Special Thanks to Anne Burbank for taking great care of our father while he was in Idaho.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. with a viewing one hour prior at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 – 36th Street, Ogden, UT.
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Date: Saturday, April 12, 2014

Time: 2:00 pm -

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403


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Born: August 18, 1933
Died: April 8, 2014

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Deeann and Roger Marriott posted on 4/12/14

So sorry to hear about Larry's passing. We shared many great times with him. We are out of town but we will be thinking and praying for your family.


Chris Calver posted on 4/11/14

Sad to hear about Larry's passing. He was a great mentor and partner with Merlin and I throughout the years. He was an entertaining guy. Love, Chris Calver and Family


Tanya Clements posted on 4/11/14

Some people touch your life in such joyous ways. For me Larry was one of these people. He had a contagious smile and always said the funniest things. My first boating experience / trip to Lake Powell was w Larry, TJ and Trina. Talk about a great time. Thank you so much for the many wonderful memories. My condolences to the family. Rest in peace Larry. You will be remembered fondly by so many.


Ken and Linda Ratcliff posted on 4/11/14

Ken and I were so sad to hear of Larry's passing. We didn't know him long, but enjoyed his sense of humor and friendly spirit. Please accept our prayers on his behalf and for the family. It was fun being considered friends of Larry. Ken and Linda


Suzie Bell (Toots (TJ) Sister) posted on 4/10/14

So sorry to hear about Larry passing. It's always hard to deal with a loved one leaving this earth but, thank God we have memories that we can cherish and try to remember the good ones that always helps with grieving. My family prayers are with you during this time. May God bless you and hold all of you close. That's what I have done with the lose of my sister. I remember the good memories from visiting her and Larry many times where ever they lived. Bless You All, Suzie Bell