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Lieut Ruth E Delano Butler

Minnesota, USA
Death 23 Oct 2011 (aged 93)
Madison County, Alabama, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Columbarium 3-I-6-5
Memorial ID 79499246 · View Source
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Lt. U.S. Navy.

Ruth E. Delano Butler, 93, of Huntsville, AL passed away Sunday, October 23, 2011.

Mrs. Butler attended the University of Minnesota, earning a BS degree in Education in 1939, and a BS degree in Zoology with a minor in Botany and Spanish in 1941.

In 1943, she enlisted in the Navy and served as a Lieutenant until 1946. She graduated from Yale University in 1949 with a Master's Degree in Nursing.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lt.Col. Kerwin O Butler, U.S. Air Force; son, Bruce E. Butler; and sister, Dorothy Delano Ferguson.

Survivors include daughters, Debbie Butler Newman and Sharon Butler Grazioso; sons, David Paul Butler and Douglas James Butler; brother, James Barton Delano of MN; and eight grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery.

Lauglin Service Funeral Home in Huntsville assisted the family with the arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Family Care, 3304 Westmill Drive, Huntsville, AL 35805.

(The Washington Post, Washington, D.C., October 25, 2011).

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Gravesite Details Interred June 29, 2012





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