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Jack Anderson Buttars
April 16, 1933
Jack A. Buttars was born in Logan, Utah to Thomas James and Mary Anderson Buttars. As a young man, he graduated from North Cache High School. He spent most of his free time working on his family farm in Clarkston and the surrounding countryside.
Jack was active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints his entire life. He served a mission in Western Canada where he spent eleven months as District President of Vancouver Island and eight months as 2nd Counselor to the Mission Presidency. During his lifetime he held many callings.
He graduated from Utah State University with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. He received his military training through the ROTC program at Utah State University where he was commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant. Throughout his military career, he held every rank of a commissioned officer. He retired as a Brigadier General in the United States Army.
Jack married Ruth Andrews on August 10, 1956, in the Logan Temple. They were married for 47 wonderful years. Ruth passed away on August 2, 2003. Together, they raised four children. Later, Jack married Susanne Olsen on October 24, 2008.
In 1959, Jack received his Physical Therapy Degree from the University of Southern California and received his Medical Degree from Mid-Western University in Chicago, Illinois in 1965. He completed his internship at Phoenix General Hospital where he practiced for ten years.
Jack later worked at the Veterans Hospital in Boise, Idaho. He was Chief of Rehabilitation Medicine and Family Practice and spent twenty-one years in Boise. He was later recruited by the Salt Lake City Veterans Hospital as Director of Administrative Medicine. He practiced for eight years prior to his retirement.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth, his parents, Thomas and Mary Buttars, sister Hazel, brothers Edward and Paul.
He is survived by his wife, Susanne, children Susan Buttars, Sharon Banfield, Jack (Rebecca) Buttars, Julie (Brian) Kirn, brother Gerald Buttars (Jeanie) and sister, Judy Chambers and six grandchildren.
Viewing will be held Friday November 4, 2022 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Larkin Sunset Gardens, located at 1950 E Dimple Dell Road in Sandy, Utah. Funeral services will be held Saturday November 5, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at the LDS Church located at 1850 East 8600 South in Sandy, Utah. A short viewing will be held beginning at 10:00a.m. the day of the services.
Interment to take place at the Logan City Cemetery
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We are so sorry for your loss. Brother Buttars was our home teacher for many years and never missed a month. We enjoyed his visits and will miss him.
I wanted to send my Love 💓 and condolences to each of You on the Lose of Your Dear Husband and Father. He was a Very Special And Good Person to Many People ❤️. His career in Life kept him extremely busy As Well. I didn't get to See Uncle Jack very often but when I did He was Very loving to Me as his niece. I know his health issues were not good at the end of his life. What a Sweet Blessing it was to let him pass away & not have to suffer no longer. Uncle Jack lived a Very Furfile and Long Life. Death is never easy to go though but when we See Our Loved Ones Suffering Like Uncle Jack was in the end It Truly was a Blessing 🙌 🙏 4 Him to Pass On. Many Arm's of Tender Dear Love to Each of You.
With Sincere Condolences
The Buckley SFB military Retiree Activities Office (RAO) would like to offer our sincere condolences and our gratitude for BG Buttars’ years of distinguished service to our country in the Army. If you would like help with any matters related to casualty assistance, Defense Finance & Accounting Service, Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP), Veterans Affairs (VA), etc. you can contact our office on Buckley SFB (Denver, CO) at 720-847-6693 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The RAO is staffed by volunteers, all military retirees themselves, and our sole purpose is to provide assistance to any military retirees and surviving spouses/family members with anything related to their military service and/or benefits, in particular during difficult times such as this. We are deeply sorry for your loss.
Lt Col, USAF, Ret
Director, Buckley SFB RAO
To Julie and Family,
Wishing you peace and comfort during this difficult time. Please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss.
Debbie & Chris