Frances Butler

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Frances Butler
June 4, 1924 - December 31, 2018
Frances Stevenson Butler, 93, of Colorado Springs, passed away Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017. She was born on June 4, 1924, in the small Panhandle town of Wellington, TX, to the late J.B. and Mary Stevenson. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Dan McCaskill, and her second husband, Orland A. Butler.
Frances is survived by her son, Dan Butler and wife Tammi, of Albuquerque, NM; daughter, Susan Gimarc and husband Charles, of Colorado Springs; daughter Diana Parker and husband Jack, of Goldsboro, NC; and son Alan Butler and wife Lisa, of Cumming, GA. She is additionally survived by her brother, James Stevenson of Tucson, AZ, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Frances graduated from Texas State College for Women in 1945 with a degree in chemistry. She worked for several years as a chemist at the potash mines in Carlsbad, NM. She was married in 1946 to Dan McCaskill. Following his death several years later, Frances attended Texas Tech University to earn her teaching certification. She began teaching math in Pampa, TX, and it was there that she met and married Orland Butler. They moved to Lubbock, TX, where both worked for the public school system. They were married for 49 years, until Orland passed away in 2001. While in Lubbock, Frances was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, where she volunteered at Vacation Bible School, served as an elder and was a member of several women's groups.
Frances moved to Colorado Springs in 2008, making her home at ViewPointe Retirement Community. While at ViewPointe, Frances made many friends, and she continued enjoying her life-long passion for bridge. She was a member of Faith Presbyterian Church.
A celebration of her life will be held on Thursday, January 4, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. at Faith Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Dr. Tom Trinidad officiating. Burial will take place in Lubbock, TX.
Memorials may be made to Faith Presbyterian Church, 1529 N. Circle Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80909.


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1529 N Circle Dr
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
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Published in The Gazette on Jan. 4, 2018