Larkin Mortuary

Donald Wayne Butterfield, Sr.

07/02/1943 - 10/29/2017

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Donald Wayne Butterfield, Sr. our sweet, loving father, brother, uncle, grandpa, great grandpa and friend left this earthly life on October 29, 2017, at the age of 74. He passed away peacefully at home, just as he wanted.

Don was born in Murray City to his incredible parents, Russell and Lucile Butterfield with his 4 older brothers, whom he adored. He was raised in Riverton where he graduated from old Bingham High School. He was in 4-H club and scouting, in August 1959 his “pet cow” took grand champion at the Salt Lake County fair. He enjoyed car shows, either entering his own for display or seeking one out that he never saw before. He devoted 39 years working for Kennecott Copper Corporation, Don’s heart belonged to his children and grandchildren, we all sought his approval and if/when you had it you cherished it. The privilege of being this man’s friend was an honor, he is the greatest man many could ever know.

Don leaves behind his son Don jr., daughters Carrie, Theressa, Laura, Brothers Leon, Larry, Ray, nieces and nephews, 10 grandchildren and 4 great grandsons whom he loved very much. He is preceded in death by his parents, brother Reed and sisters-in-law Margie and Donna Butterfield.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 3, 2017 at Larkin Mortuary-Riverton, 3688 W 12600 S, Riverton, Utah. A viewing will be held Thursday, November 2, 2017 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and again at 9:45-10:45 a.m. prior to the services held on Friday. Interment will follow at Riverton City Cemetery.

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  • I am so sorry for your loss. What an amazing man. I am so thankful that I was able to spend some quality time with him once he returned from Arizona and Las Vegas after losing his leg. I will always remember his wonderful smile and chuckle and the many years I was able to call him dad. May the family be comforted in knowing he is no longer in pain and is joyfully reunited with his faithful companion Dutchess. He did love that dog.

    God bless and comfort you in your time of loss.


    — Kevin Perry
  • We are so sorry for your loss Don. We love you! Maria & Ernie

    — Maria Santangelo-Zarogoza
  • What a fantastic man! I was his Bishop for 5 years and got to know him well. He was my families home teacher for several years and faithfully visited every month.

    He loved his snowmobiles and show cars. He loved his family and was proud of them. He often bore his testimony of the Savior and his knowledge of the gospel.

    Though he has been ill for a while, I NEVER heard a complaint from him. I have nothing but fond memories and my family has been blessed because of him.

    Farewell my friend!

    — Brad & Michelle Bagley