East Lawn Palms Mortuary & Cemetery

5801 East Grant Road, Tucson, AZ


Dorothy Beatrice Butler

February 28, 1924August 3, 2019

Dorothy Beatrice Anderson was born in Boston, Massachusetts, February 28th, 1924. Her father died when she was six years old, forcing the family to move to Chicago, Illinois to live with relatives. Dorothy's mother, Helen Anderson, remarried Leon J. Winkleman. Due to the hard times of the Depression, Dorothy and her family relocated often. After trans-ferring schools, Dorothy graduated from Shore High School in Euclid Ohio, in 1941. Dorothy married C.B. Butler from Merit, Texas. He fought in World War II as a bomber, flying B25s. Dorothy supported CB as he completed the degree program at the University of Colorado Boulder. CB completed his degree in Chemical Engineering and began working at Coors Porcelain in Golden, Colorado. CB's eventual departure from Coors Porcelain took them to Rifle, Colorado. At this time, Dorothy began working in the health food industry in Denver, Colorado. She worked at The Vitamin Cottage. CB, Dorothy, and their children eventually relocated to Tucson, Arizona. Dorothy's interest in health food and supplements grew in Tucson while working for her step-father. She eventually opened The Vitamin Cottage. Dorothy's contributions to their business were significant. Her knowledge of supplements and her passion for assisting customers with their health needs was immeasurable. Notably, she often times did considerable research, creating programs to help her cus-tomers solve their health issues. Dorothy passed away at the age of 95 due to respiratory complications. She was dearly loved. Dorothy is survived by her three children Linda Milberger and Carol Smith of Tucson, Arizona and Craig Butler of Center Valley, Pennsylvania, as well as seven grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.


  • Visitation Saturday, August 10, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, August 10, 2019
  • Graveside Service Monday, August 12, 2019


Dorothy Beatrice Butler

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Tierra Harry

August 15, 2019

My great grandma was an amazing lady, always caring and loved to help when she can and would also try to be independent as much as she can but knew when to ask for help!!!! I love you always and forever 💕