Sally Butters, Mother, Grama, Sister, Friend, and 100% Volunteer.
Sally A Butters went peacefully from Good Samaritan Hospice to her heavenly home on Wednesday, October 14, 2020.
Though her earthly life ended, the light of her life will continue to shine in those who knew and loved her.
She was born December 20, 1937 to Salvadore and Elizabeth Totten DeAngeles in Newman, California, moving to Crows Landing, CA as a young child.
She was active as a Brownie in the Girl Scouts and continued to serve that organization for the next 70 years as a leader in Sacramento where she lived for more than 50 years.
Following her graduation from Turlock High School, she attended Modesto Junior College and Brigham Young University before finding employment as a bookkeeper and moving to San Francisco.
There she met the love of her life, David J Butters, who was serving as a Marine. They were married and lived briefly in San Diego before his discharge.
The couple moved to Florin-Sacramento where they lived and raised their daughters, Denise and Jodie.
Sally was the consummate volunteer, always ready to serve. She was a pillar of knowledge and active in many ways with Girl Scouts, Odd Fellows, Rebekahs, Theta Rho, Eastern Stars, Native Daughters, Pocahontas, Hospital Auxiliary, and United Methodist Church.
Many past Girl Scouts and Theta Rho girls expressed how Sally made a difference in their lives exposing them to new opportunities, leadership, skills and travel.
For the last two decades, one of her favorite volunteer activities in her life was Prison ministry at Folsom Prison.
Sally exemplified that serving your community is one of the greatest gifts you can give to others.
When nearing her 8th decade, she was diagnosed with the onset of dementia. She chose to move from her home to the Masonic Village in Sewickley to be near her daughter and family. There she received the greatest of care.
Sally was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her eldest daughter (Denise Karen Butters). She is survived by her daughter, Jodie Welge (Bill), her grandson, Liam Welge, and her sister, Jan Beekman (Bob) of Ennis, Montana.
Her Celebration of Life and internment service is at the Turlock Memorial Park, CA cemetery on June 10 at 11am. Donations in her memory may be sent to Girl Scouts Heart of Central California designated to Camp Menzies, 6601 Elvas Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95819.