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 Alva John Butler

Alva John Butler

Birth
Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Death 27 Apr 1939 (aged 69)
Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Plot 06 083 3
Memorial ID 126882 · View Source
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from The Salt Lake Tribune Friday April 28, 1939

Alva J Butler, 69, of 160 Fourth Avenue former Bishop of the Sandy L.D.S. Ward and prominent machinery salesman in this area died Thursday at 5:30am in a Salt Lake City hospital of a heart ailment.
Born in South Cottonwood, August 26, 1869, he was a son of Alva and Jane Elizabeth Labrum Butler. For many years he was a salesman for a local dairy supply company.
Active in the L.D.S. Church, he served a mission in Tonga from 1890-1893. From 1899-1913 he was a member of the Jordan L.D.S. Stake High Council, and in 1913 was named Bishop of the Sandy Ward, serving in that capacity until 1921.
His widow, Mrs. Anna L. Butler; a son, Leon E. Butler of Sandy; four daughters, Mrs. Clarence L. Giles and Mrs. W. Henry Smith of Salt Lake City, Mrs. Kimball Anderson of Raymond, Alberta, Canada, and Mrs. Eugene R. Steed of Downey, Cal., survive.
Also surviving are a brother, George W. Butler of Canada, and five sisters, Mrs. L. E. Despain, Mrs. George F. Despain, Miss Mabel Butler, Mrs. Edward C. Tucker, all of Salt lake county, and Mrs. Frank Olsen, Salt Lake City.
Funeral Services will be conducted Sunday at 2pm in the 18th L.D.S. Ward Chapel, with burial to follow in Murray City Cemetery. Bishop Heber C. Kimball will preside.
Friends may call Sunday from 10am until 1pm at 36 East Seventh South Street.



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  • Maintained by: Kris da Roza
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 126882
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alva John Butler (26 Aug 1869–27 Apr 1939), Find A Grave Memorial no. 126882, citing Murray City Cemetery, Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Kris da Roza (contributor 46857514) .