Lanny John Buttars

1944 ~ 2021

Viewing:

May 27, 2021
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East Dimple Dell Road, Sandy, Utah 84092
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  • Service:

    May 28, 2021
    11:00 AM
    LDS Church, 7035 South Nutree Drive, Cottonwood Heights, Utah
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  • Lanny John Buttars passed away on May 20th, 2021 at the age of 76 after complications with infection, pneumonia, and heart failure at the St Marks Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah.

    Lanny was born October 15th, 1944, the second child of Ronald Vernal Buttars and Faye Kloepfer Buttars Atwood. He grew up in Logan, Utah in the family home built in 1884. It was constructed by his maternal Great Grandparents, Henry, and Eliza Kloepfer.

    Lanny attended Logan City Schools and Utah State University. He earned two bachelor’s Degrees, one in Business and later in Accounting. He paid for his education.

    He is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He joined the Army Reserves. After college, Lanny was employed with Emico as a Field Engineer. His division of Emico was later transitioned to FLSmidth and finally to Baker Hughes. He worked in many countries including Venezuela, Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Puerto Rico, China, Iran, Mongolia, Trinidad and Tobago, The Red Dog Mine in Alaska, The Noni fruit plant in Hawaii, and Kennecott Utah Copper Mine in Bingham Canyon, Utah.

    He married Carol Joyce Sorenson on February 14th, 1982, and together they have one son, Lance Golden Buttars, born May 22, 1985.

    Lanny was an outdoorsman- enjoying deer and pheasant hunting, fishing, dogs, horses, guns, cars, telling long-winded jokes, piping hot food, and the company that went with it all. He was also a hunter in his travels when he found treasures and bargains to fill his home and cabin. He spent ten years building the cabin in Sterling Alaska and was an avid fisherman on the Kenai River. Lanny loved Utah Jazz games and enjoyed eating chicken wings during games.

    Lanny was a happy person and enjoyed his own company. He would cry tender tears when he spoke with pride of his son, Lance.

    As a historical record, we include the Family that preceded him in death.

    Father, Ronald Vernal Buttars, age 59,1919-1979.

    Mother, Faye Kloepfer Buttars Atwood, age 95, 1923-2018.

    Wife, Carol Joyce Sorenson Buttars, age 55, 1952-2007.

    Sister, Ronda Faye Buttars Bybee, age 75, 1943-2019.

    Brother-in-law, Garry Dee Bybee, age 81,1938-2020

    Sister-in-law, Melissa MuCullough Buttars, age 50, 1960-2010.

    He is survived by his son Lance Golden Buttars, daughter-in-law Kristine Sylvia Peterson Buttars, and his Grandson Liam R Ferell Buttars, age 3. Brother Scott Kay Buttars, Sister Joni Kaye Buttars Axtell, Brother-in-law Thomas Jay Axtell. Five nephews and two nieces Todd Bybee, Marc Bybee, Douglas Axtell, Ryan Axtell, Christopher Axtell, Misty Bybee, Clarissa Buttars. They will miss his jabs and stories.

    We celebrate the life of our Father, Brother, Grandfather, Uncle, and friend and we envision our amazing relatives greeting him at a noble reunion.

    Funeral services will be held Friday, May 28, 2021, at 11:00 am at the church located at 7035 South Nutree Drive, Cottonwood Heights, Utah. Viewings will be held Thursday evening at the Larkin Sunset Garden Mortuary from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Located at 1950 East 10600 South, Sandy, Utah, and Friday, 10:00 – 10:45 am prior to the service at church. There will be a luncheon to follow at 12:30 pm also at the church.