Francine Ellen Butler

January 8, 1942July 2, 2018
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Francine Ellen (Denbow) Butler, 76, beloved wife; devoted mother and grandmother; and good friend, peacefully surrounded by family went to be with the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ Monday, July 2, 2018 after a battle with cancer.

She was a native Texan born in McAllen, Texas on January 8, 1942. She graduated from high school in Mt. Vernon, Missouri, Class of 1960.

She was preceded in rest by her parents Jack and Edythe Russell. Francine is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Phillip Ragene Butler of Spring, Texas; eldest son, Mark Butler and wife Trena of Spring, Texas; daughter, Deborah Butler Rothhammer and husband Bill of Spring, Texas; youngest son, Michael Butler and wife Kelly of Argyle, Texas; her sister, Junie Jones and husband Jim; her precious grandchildren Hayden Schramme and wife Jordan, Camryn Butler, and Brock Butler, her step-grandchildren Bryce and Grant Rothhammer and Brantley and Jordan Farris, and many other nieces, nephews, family and friends.

She retired from Spring ISD in 2000 and enjoyed her retired years traveling, spending time with family; serving the Lord as an active member/greeter of Spring Baptist Church, volunteer at S.A.M.’s Ministries, active member of AARP, and serving and delivering meals to seniors in her community. Francine with her loving spirit, sparkly blue eyes, and warm laugh will be missed dearly, but the memories and lives she touched will never be forgotten.

Visitation will be Sunday, July 8, 2018, 3pm-6pm at Calvary Hill Funeral Home & Cemetery. A funeral service will be held at 10am, Monday, July 9, 2018, at Calvary Hill Funeral Home & Cemetery.


  • Visitation Sunday, July 8, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, July 9, 2018
  • Committal Service Monday, July 9, 2018

Francine Ellen Butler

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Linda McClosky

July 6, 2018

You blessed so many of us who worked with you at Wells Middle school and at Beneke Elementary. I was one of the lucky ones that enjoyed your warm smile and infectious laughter at both schools. You were always there for us. When my family needed a notary for my Aunt in a nursing home, you drove miles out of way to help us. You will always be remembered for your beautiful spirit.
To all your family my heartfelt sympathy, it is hard to say goodbye. Share her stories and look forward to seeing her again.

Raul Villesca

July 5, 2018

When we first move in to the neighborhood, Francine was to first to make us feel at home. She came over, introduced herself, and gave us some bread and cookies. From that day on, Francine was the best neighbor we’ve ever met. Francine offered to take care of our son when we both had to work. She would be the one that would take him to school in the morning and drop him off .Her big beautiful heart will never be forgotten and her positive impact on our lives will always be with us.

Hayden Schramme

July 4, 2018

Mam maw,
I am so thankful to be your grandson. The greatest memory I have with you and Pap was being able to look up into the stands every baseball game and see both of you cheering me on. I miss you so much already, but know that we will all be here for Pap. I’m sure you are already up at heavens juke box putting your favorite Elvis tune on! I love you


Mark Butler

July 4, 2018

Mom, I already miss you.

I'm extremely proud to be your son and to have been lucky to have you as my mom.

Thank you for ALWAYS being there for me.

I love you and will see you in Heaven,


Diana Fraser

July 4, 2018

I remember going to an A-Beautiful Pools event at either Debbie‘s house or Francine‘s house. But it was the first time I had met Debbie‘s mom. (Debbie and I work together at A-Beautiful Pools.) I remember thinking how cute and spritely Francine was. I very much understood where Debbie got her sense of humor and natural smiling face. I am so sorry for your loss, Debbie, dear friend, and family. Love Diana

Sarah-Jane Mayer

July 4, 2018

Aunt Francine was loved by many! She always had a smile on her face and joy in her heart. I know this is hard, but hope everyone finds comfort in knowing she’s in Heaven rejoicing with our Savior. I remember a pastor once said that the departure is hard for us, but we will meet again in Heaven. We love you Aunt Francine! ❤️

Debbie Rothhammer

July 4, 2018

I miss you each and everyday and will until we are together again. Knowing you are with our Lord brings comfort as I know you are now free from pain. I love you my sweet precious Momma!
Your loving daughter,