February 1, 1944 – August 6, 2021
An incredible spouse, father, grandpa, brother, uncle, and loyal mate Ellis Clark Butler, known to lots of as “Clark” handed absent on August 6, 2021. He was 77. Around the earlier several a long time Clark battled Parkinson’s illness with humility and grace. He never complained and during this trial managed to clearly show really like and appreciation for his spouse Barbara and relatives. His family was blessed to devote several special times with him around the last few several years.
A huge void has been left in the lives of his wife Barbara Mineer Butler whom he was married to for fifty-7 years. As effectively as his adoring 13 children and their spouses, forty-nine grandchildren and 4 good grandchildren as well as a sister and quite a few nieces and nephews.
Clark was born on February 1, 1944 to Ellis Clark Butler and Mary Faye Clark in SLC, UT. He was the 3rd kid of 4 in his family. He had two more mature siblings Ranae and Dave and a young sister Merrie.
He attended Highland Park Elementary, Kellogg Junior High, Highland Significant College, and the College of Utah.
Escalating up Clark didn’t get into a large amount of trouble. He loved enjoying croquet, badminton and video games like monopoly. As he bought older, he appreciated constructing and flying model airplanes. He also savored traveling kites, biking, swimming, and sledding in the winter. As a teen he relished racing go karts and even qualified for nationals.
Clark grew up in Sugarhouse till he was 10. His mom and dad moved to Portland, Oregon and returned to the identical household on Glenmare Avenue just in advance of he entered higher faculty.
It was right after large university when performing at Dunford Bakery that he met his wife, Barbara. 1 night time he obtained the braveness to request Barbara if he could give her a trip property from get the job done. Clark and Barbara ended up married in Salt Lake Temple on September 25, 1964.
For most of his job he labored for Wing Enterprises offering The Small Big Ladders. His vocation allowed him and his spouse and children to have quite a few chances to travel. Clark retired after 40 in addition many years when he was 72.
Clark, together with his wife, relished serving a 3-yr assistance mission on Temple Sq.. They cherished attending the temple weekly right up until his physique would no extended make it possible for it. He quietly went about serving people and did not want the recognition.
Clark and Barbara loved to travel and enjoyed lots of cruises and adventures with relatives in excess of the yrs. He would just take his family to an yearly airshow in OshKosh, Wisconsin. Lots of fond memories ended up put in generating the yearly trek. Clark experienced normally experienced an interest and like of flying that he shared with some of his small children and grandchildren. In 1975 he bought his non-public pilot’s license. Later he joined the Civil Air Patrol and went on quite a few lookup and rescue functions.
Clark obtained quite a few awards and recognitions during his daily life, but his best accomplishment was his family. He created many sacrifices to guarantee that his spouse and children had what they needed and that each child and grandchild realized just how loved they had been. He was acknowledged for generating us all giggle and telling jokes. When he labored lengthy hrs, he was by no means much too busy to provide other folks. He shown many Christlike characteristics and was a fantastic instance to family.
Clark is survived by his loving wife Barbara, his thirteen young children Jackie Summers (Kent), Christy Anderson (Greg), Janice Jackson(Brent), John Butler (Julie), David Butler (Leslie), Bret Butler (Lynsey), Laura Rowbury (Mike), Richard Butler (Teresa), Becky Sonntag (Ron) Brian Butler, Brandon Butler (Grant), Melissa Cherrington (Tyler), Tyler Butler (Nicole), his sister Merrie Heilpern (Jay), a specific nephew, Scott Wynn (Ann), and eighteen other nieces and nephews, forty nine grandchildren, and 4 terrific grandchildren. He was preceded in loss of life by his mom and dad, brother Dave, sister Ranae, and grandson Caden.
A viewing will be held on Wednesday, August 11th at the Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 E. Dimple Dell Rd. (10600 S.) from 6:00-8:00 p.m. A funeral will be held on Thursday, August 12th at the Dimple Dell Ward, 10670 South 1000 East, Sandy, UT at 11:00 a.m. Family will greet close friends and people wishing to pay back their respects an hour prior to the funeral. For those unable to attend the funeral in human being you can observe are living by going to https://zoom.us/j/91215332691
In lieu of flowers, make sure you take into consideration earning a contribution to the General Missionary Fund of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints https://philanthropies.churchofjesuschrist.org/missionary.html –
Posted by Deseret News from Aug. 7 to Aug. 10, 2021.