OBITUARY

Faye V. Butler

April 28, 1932July 31, 2018
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Celebration of Life Services for Faye V. Butler, 86, of Lubbock will be held at 1PM, Friday, Aug 3, 2018 at Resthaven’s Abbey Chapel with Terry Schmidt, a close family friend, officiating. Visitation will be held from an hour prior to service.

Faye passed from this life Tuesday, July 31, 2018 in Lubbock, TX. She was born April 28, 1932 in Valley Township, Ark, She married the love of her life William “Bill” Butler, October 25, 1953 in Clovis, New Mexico. Faye was a talented artist, seamstress, gardener and as superb cook, baker and a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Kay Turner, son Gary Anderson and a granddaughter, Kathryn Elston.

Those left behind to cherish her memory are her loving husband of 65 years, William “Bill” Butler, daughter, Nell Elston and husband Mack; son Joe Baxter and wife Debbie; grandchildren Tonya Turner, Jennifer Cruz and husband, Michael, Mary Pressler and husband, Nate, Mike Turner and Phil Baxter; and 8 great grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Lubbock Meals on Wheels or Als.org or charity of one’s choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home & Memorial Park, Lubbock, TX. Online condolences may be offered on our website at www.resthavenfuneralhome.com.

  • FAMILY

  • R.D. and Mabel Gooding, Parents
  • Kay Turner and Gary Anderson, Children
  • Kathryn Elston, Granddaughter
  • William "Bill" Butler, Husband
  • Nell Elston and husband, Mack, and Joe Baxter and wife, Debbie, Children
  • Tonya Turner, Jennifer Cruz and husband, Michael, Mary Pressler and husband, Nate, Mike Turner and Phil Baxter, Grandchildren
  • 8 Great-grandchildren, ~
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Mack Elston, Honorary
  • Mike Turner, Honorary
  • Alex Easter, Honorary
  • Michael Cruz, Honorary
  • Larry Rocha, Honorary
  • Mason Medellin, Honorary
  • Tabor Vergara, Honorary
  • Nathan Pressler, Honorary
  • DONATIONS

  • Lubbock Meals on Wheels or Als.org or charity of one’s choice

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Friday, August 3, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, August 3, 2018

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Officiating
REMEMBERING

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Carolyn Maples

August 5, 2018

I knew Faye from working with Nell. If I answered the phone when Faye called, I would call her by name and she would respond by calling me by name also. I always enjoyed our conversations even though they were short ones. After my car accident in 2015 she was very kind and thoughtful as she would always check on how I was feeling. Faye was special and she will be missed.

Tonya Turner

August 3, 2018

Love you Nannie!!

Jennifer Cruz

August 3, 2018

Tim Draper

August 3, 2018

Sorry, to hear the passing of Mrs. Butler. Prayers are with her and the family.
Tim Draper

Karen Lammey

August 2, 2018

Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free.

I'm following the path God has laid, you see.

I took His hand when I heard His call.

I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day,

To laugh, to love, to work or play.

Tasks left undone must stay that way,

I found the peace at the close of day.

If my parting has left a void,

Then fill it with remembered joys.

A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,

yes, these things I too will miss.

Be not burdened with times of sorrow.

I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.

My life's been full, I savored much,

Good friends, good times, a loved one's touch.

Don't lengthen it now with undue grief.

Lift up your hearts, and peace to thee.

God wanted me now,

He set me free

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Biography

Faye V. Butler was known as many things to many people. She was a loved one, a friend, and someone special. To family and friends who knew her best, Faye will be remembered as a very exceptional person.

      Faye was born on April 28, 1932 in Valley Township, Arkansas. She was the daughter of R.D and Mabel Gooding.

       Empathic and loyal, Faye was committed to making her new family happy. She married the love of her life William “Bill” Butler on October 25, 1953 in Clovis, New Mexico.

      Faye worked hard to be a good mother to her children and she did her best to fulfill their needs. Faye was blessed with three children, son, Gary and daughters, Kay and Nell. Another blessing for Faye was the gift of four grandchildren, Tonya, Jennifer, Mary, and Mike. Later in life she came to know and love Bill's son Joe, Joe's wife Debbie and their son Phil.

      Fortunately, Faye enjoyed what she did for a living. Showing a strong work ethic, Faye worked diligently and did her best to succeed in her career. Her primary occupation was real estate. Faye always sought to be a team player, doing what was necessary in order to get the job done.

      Faye enjoyed her leisure time by taking part in various hobbies. Faye was a talented artist, seamstress, gardener and a superb cook, baker and a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was content to enjoy her favorite pastimes alone but was also willing to share her interests with others.

      Faye passed away on July 31, 2018 at Lubbock Heart Hospital in Lubbock, Texas. She is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, William “Bill” Butler, daughter, Nell Elston and husband Mack; son Joe Baxter and wife Debbie; grandchildren Tonya Turner, Jennifer Cruz and husband, Michael, Mary Pressler and husband, Nate, Mike Turner and Phil Baxter; and 8 great-grandchildren. Services were held at Resthaven's Abbey Chapel. Faye was laid to rest in Resthaven Memorial Park in Lubbock, Texas.

      Simply stated, Faye was a good and kind person, an individual who will for all time be remembered by her family and friends as being a caring and giving person, someone who was a vital part of their lives. Faye leaves behind her a legacy of life-long friendships and many cherished memories. Everyone whose life she touched will always remember Faye V. Butler.