Melba Annie Hancey Buttars
June 10, 1923 ~ August 27, 2012
Beloved wife, mother and grandmother, Melba Annie Hancey Buttars joined her Eternal Companion, Clair DeVerl Buttars, August 27, 2012. Melba was born June 10, 1923. She and Clair were married July 21, 1940 and were sealed for Time and Eternity in the Salt Lake City Temple on May 2, 1955. Clair and Melba are the parents of 10 children, 36 grandchildren, 76 great grandchildren and 2 great, great grandchildren.
Melba held many callings in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She and Clair were also temple workers for many years. Melba was an excellent seamstress, an accomplished artist, and a published poet. Most of all, she is a much beloved mother and grandmother, known as Grandma Buttercup. She was a perfect example of love, kindness and service and will be dearly missed.
Melba was preceded in death by her husband, Clair DeVerl Buttars, her infant son, Aaron David Buttars, a grandchild, 2 great-grandchildren, her parents, James Sands Hancey Jr and Mabel Alice Benson, 3 sisters and 3 brothers. She is survived by 9 children, Clinton (Marsha Goodsell) Buttars, Gail (Joel) Anderson, Crystal Clayton, Brent (Bobette Johnson) Buttars, Robert (Melissa Siler) Buttars, Lance (Julie Clark) Buttars, Lorna (Bill) Reid, Lisa (Craig) Lish, and Holly Andersen. She is also survived by her sister, Mozell Hancey Oja, and her brother, Orlo Hancey.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 1, 2012 at the Centerville Canyon View Stake House, 2110 North Main. A viewing will be held Friday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Russon Brothers Bountiful Mortuary, 295 North Main and Friday morning 9:45-10:45 a.m. prior to services. Interment will be at 3:00 p.m. at the Clarkston Cemetery, Cache County, Utah. Online guest book at www.russonmortuary.com.
September 4, 2012, 6:38 pm-
Chris, and family....I am so sorry about your dear angel mother...and I do mean Angel..Melba was such a kind hearted woman, who loved her children and grandchildren and all that knew her. I know from personal experience that she took everyone under her wing and made them feel as though they were the most important person on the earth. She will be missed, but it is so wonderful to know that we will all be reunited on the otherside. Thanks Melba for letting us be part of your life..you enriched all the hearts that ever knew you, including mine..Chris, you are another angel in my life, your friendship and willingness to do good will be forever appreciated, My the Lord look after you, as you so dilegently looked over your mother these past 15 years...I am sorry I missed the funeral..I was home ill myself, but I did muster enough energy to send over a bowl of salad, sent with all the love and support in my heart. I loved Melba and I love you. Best wishes and hope the pain you feel in the loss of your dear mother will be filled with the knowledge of the Attonement of Christ. Candi Gunnell
- Candi Gunnee
August 30, 2012, 1:48 pm-
Thinking of you and your family at this time. Hope the services are lovely.
- Jerry and Helen Berrett