Margaret Aylmer Butts

June 29, 1920July 30, 2018

Margaret Butts passed away on July 30, 2018. She was born in Jamestown, North Dakota, on June 29,1920 to A. W. and Elsie Aylmer. She attended the University of Minnesota and married Dudley Butts while he was serving in the U.S. Navy during WWII. They lived in Jamestown until 1962, then spent a few years in Anaheim, California, before moving to Grass Valley, California where they lived for many years. After retirement they moved to Sun City, Arizona where they belonged to the First Presbyterian Church of Sun City. After her husband's passing she lived in Peoria, AZ for a number of years before moving to Phoenix.

She was preceded in passing by her parents, her sister, Harriet Waxler, and her brother, William Aylmer. She is survived by her four sons, Thomas Butts of Helena, Montana; Dudley Butts Jr. and wife Diane Butts of Phoenix; John Butts and wife Jane Hove of Bloomingdale, Illinois; James Butts and wife Kathleen Higgins of New Westminster, British Columbia; grandchildren Jeremy Butts, Susanna Tanner, Jason Butts, Emily Butts, and Jamie Butts; and ten great grandchildren.

Margaret was a survivor if there ever was one, was known by all as a loving, friendly, courageous, and strong woman, and will be missed by family and friends. Margaret was very proud of her lifelong membership in P.E.O. International and enjoyed being with family, reading and beating you in cribbage, bridge and bingo.


Margaret Aylmer Butts

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Laura Riskedahl-Hampton

August 4, 2018

Dear Dudley, Diane, And Family..... I’m so glad I could meet your sweet Mom! She was a “spunky” lady, and an inspiration to all! Sending caring hugs and love ~~~~~ Laura

Suzanna Colby

August 3, 2018

Dear Dudley, Diane, and Family
Thinking of you during this difficult time. I thank Diane for sharing various stories about Margaret - a strong woman and a survivor. Lots of love, hugs, and prayers headed your way.


Michele Sarich

August 3, 2018

Diane, Dudley and family,
So very sorry to hear of your loss. Was wonderful to meet your parents the few times we did. Moms are tough to lose, but those incredible memories remain within us always. Much love to you all.
Michele and Bill

Debbie LeBlanc

August 2, 2018

Always cheerful and loving! Dudley and Margaret were our best (and favorite) tenants in our condo. I'm glad we had a chance to meet them! Hugs from the both of us.