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Otella Hale Buttars
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Birth: Jan. 23, 1916
Groveland
Bingham County
Idaho, USA
Death: Aug. 17, 2004
Soldotna
Kenai Peninsula Borough
Alaska, USA

Otella Hale Rich Buttars, age 88, long-time resident of Alaska and former resident of Logan, Utah, died peacefully attended by family, August 17, 2004, in Soldotna, Alaska following a stroke.

Otella was born January 23, 1916 in Groveland, Bingham Co., Idaho, to Julia Dean and Dr. Alvin Wilford Hale. The family moved to Logan when Otella was a child. She remained a resident of Logan or Clarkston, Utah until May 1979 when she moved to Soldotna, Alaska.

Otella was married to Dr. Melvin W. Rich, her first love, and in later life to Joseph H. Buttars. Her main love was her family, her precious dogs, living in Alaska, chocolate and black walnut ice cream. Otella rejoiced each day in the simple beauty of Alaska. She was a fantastic seamstress and also enjoyed other hand-work, reading, puzzles, games and painting. Her favorite saying was, "The secret of life isn't what happens to you, but what you do with what happens to you.

Otella was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and served a proselyting mission to the Houston, Texas mission in 1986 and 1987 when she was 70 years old. Although very shy by nature, she blossomed and this was an important accomplishment and joy in her life. She loved serving the Lord and the people of the Houston, Texas mission. Her devout spirituality was evident to all who knew her and she dearly loved the Lord.

Mrs. Buttars was preceded in death by her brothers, Dr. Wilford G. Hale and Dean H. Hale; grandchildren, Stephane Forbes, Kent Cody Forbes and Sandi Forbes Blue-Eyes; great grandchild, Jacob C. Allen; beloved dog Miz Molli and grand dog, Zeke.

She is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Zelda Hale and T.O. Lemon; daughters and sons (in-law) Patricia Rich and Robert W. Allen of Bellvue, WA, Melanie Rich and Kent H Forbes of Layton, UT, Julie Ann Rich and Carl Swainston of Preston, ID, Pamela Rich and Robert D. Hansen of Soldotna, AK and Victoria Elynn Rich and Dr. Gary S. Wixom of Orem, UT; grandchildren and spouses, Debra Jean Allen and Douglas G. Bair, Michelle Allen and Martin A. Rigutto, Sanne K. Allen, Ronald W. Allen and Anne Carter; Penny Forbes and Kevin Tuescher, Willard Blue-Eyes, Cynthia A. Swainston and Kevin Little, Connie L. Swainston and Scott Lutz, Richard C. Swainston and Jennifer Merritt, Robert C. Swainson and Kristen R. Harris, Christine M. Swainston and Terry Drew, Rodney C. Swainston and Dawn M. Bennett, Sheri L. Swainston and Jeremy R. Porter, Ryan C. Swainston and Shannon N. Donald; Geoffrey Rich Wixom and Kelly L. Andersen, Dr. Christopher Rich Wixom, Dr. Ryan Rich Wixom and Keisha Long, Amanda Jo Wixom and Christopher Roundy.

Great-grandchildren and spouses: Dixie L. Bair and Christopher L. Huard, Angela M. Bair and Matthew A. Rorebeck, Christopher J. Bair; Rex W. Allen, Devon W. Allen, Alex R. Allen, Robert D. Allen, Aysha B. Allen; Angela Tuescher, David Tuescher, Michael Tuescher, James Tuescher; Chad Sparrow, Thomas Sparrow, Mark Sparrow, Brian Sparrow, Jeffery Sparrow, Tyler Sparrow; Steven S. Lutz, Craig R. Lutz, Julie A. Lutz, Catherine M. Lutz, Jeffrey N. Lutz, Allison D. Lutz, Holly E. Lutz, Courtnie L. Lutz, Macie Lutz; Richard Cody Swainston,, Kelsie Rae Swainston, Cory C. Swainston, Collin D. Swianston; Kameryn R. Swainston, Robert C. Swainston, Jr., Peri Elise Swainston; Meagen C. Slade, Taylor-Anne Slade, Stephen K. Slade, McKenzie L. Slade, Harley Nicole Drew, Rhett Andrew Drew; Rodney Cole Swainston, Lillian M. Swainston, Grace Swainston; Kenisha A. Porter, Whitney M. Porter, Callie Porter, Jaide Porter; Kylie Nicole Swainston; Trenton J. Wixom, Alec T. Wixom; Bailie Jo Roundy, Chance C. Roundy.

Great-great-grandchildren: Shane D. Huard, Sarah J. Huard, Alexandra L. Huard, Elizabeth A. Huard; Rilaya S. Rorebeck, Hayden M. Rorebeck; Kiera M. Bair.

Funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. and viewing at 11:00a.m. Saturday, August21 at Allen-Hall Mortuary in Logan, Utah. Interment in the Logan cemetery.

In lieu of flowers please take someone dear to you to lunch and/or call your mother and tell her you love her. 
 
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 Parents:
  Alvin Wilford Hale (1879 - 1960)
  Julia Dean Hale (1885 - 1972)
 
 Spouse:
  Melvin W Rich (1911 - 1964)*
 
 Siblings:
  Wilford Gower Hale (1908 - 1987)*
  Dean Howard Hale (1910 - 1993)*
  Otella Hale Buttars (1916 - 2004)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Logan City Cemetery
Logan
Cache County
Utah, USA
 
Created by: Burnt Almond Fudge
Record added: Aug 27, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41245189
Otella <i>Hale</i> Buttars
Added by: Burnt Almond Fudge
 
Otella <i>Hale</i> Buttars
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 Added: Aug. 28, 2009
 
 
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