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.
Please send condolences and a memory to the family at www.leavittsmortuary.com