Vera was born in 1919 to William and Mary Butler and passed away at the age of 97 in Turlock. She worked for 20 years as a secretary to the city manager and elected city clerk for the City of Turlock. Vera was a seamstress and was a member of the T-birds at Turlock Golf and Country Club. She had attended St. Francis Episcopal Church since 1964 where she sang in the choir, participated in the alter guild, was a vestryman and senior warden.
She is survived by her children Nedra Voorhees, Beryl (John) Simkins, Janet Sahlstrom and Jeffrey (Sandra) Sahlstrom; grandchildren Paul Voorhees, Kevin Voorhees, Jonathan Voorhees, Lynn Kirkes, Mark Kirkes, Evan Sahlstrom, Zachary Sahlstrom, Mary Ann Sahlstrom, Nadine Sahlstrom and Jennifer Sahlstrom; and seven great grandchildren.
Vera was preceded in death by her husband Hubert Sahlstrom; son Stephen Sahlstrom; siblings Nedra Butler, Nelson Butler and Ivan Butler; and son in law Albert Voorhees.
Memorial contributions can be made in her memory to St. Francis Episcopal Church 915 E. Main St. Turlock, CA 95380.
Memorial mass will be held at 10:00a.m. on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at St. Francis Episcopal Church in Turlock. Please share your memories at www.AllenMortuary.com