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Dale Roy Butterfield

12/04/1942 - 04/29/2019

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Dale Butterfield was a loving husband, father, and grandpa who passed away Monday April 29, 2019 surrounded by family. Dale was born December 4, 1942 to Delbert S Butterfield and Leona Burgener in Salt Lake City, UT. He was sealed to his sweetheart Sheryl Spencer in the Salt Lake Temple on November 12, 1964. Dale was very proud of his 6 children: Jeff (Wendy), David (Jennifer), Darren (Jerilyn), Jeremy (Kellie), Jared (Shannon), and Kimberlee (Brandon). He loved his 26 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren so much!

He loved spending time outdoors and made great memories fishing, hunting and being involved with scouting. One of his favorite hobbies was restoring antique cars. He had an awesome 1923 Buick Roadster that he enjoyed driving in parades. He had an amazing work ethic and worked at the phone company for over 31 years, most of that time as a power engineer. Dale then retired from Zions Securities Corp 7 years later.

Dale served in many church callings over the years, one of his favorites being in the bishopric at the Utah State Prison. He loved to travel with his wife or with family. He also loved serving as a veil worker in the Jordan River Temple for over 15 years.

Everyone he came in contact with felt loved and special. He had a talent for friendshipping and was recognized by many wherever he went. He will be greatly missed as he was such a kind and loving man to all who knew him.

Viewing Friday May 3rd, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Larkin Mortuary Riverton, 3688 W 12600 S, Riverton UT 84065 and Saturday May 4th 9:00-10:00 at LDS Church 7511 S 2700 W West Jordan UT 84084 with funeral to follow at 10:30 a.m. Graveside service at Midway Cemetery at 1:30 p.m.

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  • RIP Great Uncle Dale. ❤️
    You will forever be missed. I am thankful for the memories we shared. I will never forget at our family reunion back win, in Utah, Chelsea after spending some time with you saying to me and my mother,”I wish I had a grandpa like him”speaking about Uncle Dale! And sadly, she never will. What an incredible, kind and Extremely loving man!
    Wish I could be there for the services. Please know that we are there in spirit😘

    — Sarah Berge-Rice
  • I can’t think of a more kind and outgoing gentleman. He was always happy and sincerely friendly every Sunday when I ws working with him at the State Prison.
    My sincerest condolences to his wife and family. I will never forget his kindness.

    Chuck Querry

    — Chuck Querry
  • My heart breaks, however, I can see the joy he has being free from the pains of life. There are truly to many memories to speak about. As a family we had lots of fun being with Sheryl and Dale camping and playing games. My kids first words, after hearing of his passing, were the times he tucked them in. Like a sardine! Such special memories I will always cherish! And anyone that knew Dale knew what great hugs he gave. He is the only other person on earth, next to my own father, that made me feel like the most magical person in the world. His words of encouragement will stay with me forever. As a family, we want to express our love and gratitude for having the Butterfields fill our lives with joy and happiness!! Love you so much Dale and Sheryl – words can not truly express how blessed we feel!

    — Amy Scotland Allen

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