|Birth: ||Jun. 10, 1926|
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
|Death: ||Mar. 3, 2011|
Salt Lake County
On March 3, 2011, "Butch" died peacefully at her home after her heart finally gave out. She was surrounded by her family and she will be dearly missed.
She was born June 10, 1926 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Wm. Marion Julian and Nellie Keen Julian. They were later divorced. Nellie married Wm. "Bob" Olsen who raised Fairie and her siblings as his own children. Fairie grew up in the Murray, Utah area. She graduated from Granite High School in 1942 at the age of sixteen. She married John E. Clark. They were later divorced.
She then met, fell in love, and married Arch "A.D." Coats on December 5, 1947. He didn't like her given name, so he started calling her "Butch" and that is what she wanted to be known as from then on. Together, they raised three children, Sandy, Susan, and Denny. They were able to enjoy thirty-three years together. They worked hard and eventually formed two businesses, Midwest Construction and Western Realty. That enabled them to work together; he built homes and she sold them. They were both active in the Home Builders Association. Arch served as President of the HBA and Fairie served as President of the HBA Auxiliary. Arch died September 17, 1979.
In December of 1979, Butch met Jean R. Morton, who had recently lost his wife. They began dating and before long, Butch knew that Jean was the man she could spend the rest of her life with. They married on December 27, 1980. Jean added two more daughters to our family, Lynne and Annette.
Butch and Jean shared thirty years of marriage in which they were able to travel the world, golf, and just enjoy their life together. They lived in St. George, Utah for twenty-five years until 2007 when they moved to the West Jordan area to be closer to family.
Jean spent the past few years tenderly caring for Butch as her health began to decline. Butch will always be remembered for her unique humor, her generosity, her love of life and of people, her practical jokes and her knitted dishcloths. She enjoyed spending time with her family and especially with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by husband Arch Coats, son Dennis Coats, her parents, her brother, Bill Olsen, sister, Barbara Lindahl, and a grandson-in-law Mike Carhart. Her survivors include: husband, Jean, daughters, Sandy (Jim) Layton, Susan (Richard) Walter, Lynne Morton, and Annette (Mike-deceased) Carhart; seven grandchildren, Tina (Todd) Jacobsen, James Brandon (Destiny) Layton, Jennifer (Stephen) Hoyle, Colby (Luci) Walter, Leticia (Brent) Morgan, Will Carhart, and Sadie Carhart; twenty great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and brother, Keith (Nancy) Olsen.
Friends and family are invited to offer condolences to the family on Wednesday, March 10, 2011 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Goff Mortuary, 8090 South State Street (100 East), Midvale, UT. There will be a memorial service celebrating her life held on Thursday, March 11, 2011 starting at 11:00 a.m. at Holladay United Church of Christ, 2631 East Murray Holladay Road, Holladay, UT.
A buffet luncheon will follow.
Published in the Deseret News on March 6, 2011.
William Marion Julian (1902 - 1959)
Nellie Keen Julian Olsen (1905 - 1987)
Archie Dewain "Arch" Coats (1923 - 1979)
William Russell Julian "Bill" Olsen (1924 - 2008)*
Fairie "Butch" Julian Coats Morton (1926 - 2011)
Keith Marion Olsen (1928 - 2014)*
Valley View Memorial Park
West Valley City
Salt Lake County
Created by: Ryan D. Curtis
Record added: Mar 06, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66548593