By HDN Staff
CHINOOK Katherine A. Butler, 79, died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2001, at a Havre care center of natural causes.
Butler was born Nov. 16, 1921, at Snake Creek Ranch south of Chinook to Finlay and Isabelle MacArthur. She attended schools in Chinook and graduated from Chinook High School in 1939.
She married Paul Butler in Chinook on June 22, 1941.
Butler was an active member of the Presbyterian Church, Presbyterian Women's Group and Eagles Auxiliary. She volunteered at the Blaine County Museum and Chinook Senior Citizens Center.
Her hobbies included knitting, family activities, and walking with her sisters.
She was perceded in death by her son, Douglas Paul; daughters, Paula Jean; great-granddaughter, Kylie Reese Butler; sister, Madeline Marsonette.
Survivors include her husband, Paul Butler of Chinook; daughters, Shelly Butler and Deborah Collette, both of Idaho Falls, Idaho, Kelly Bloxham of Twin Falls, Idaho, Peggy Albrecht of Spokane, Wash., Linda Depner and Cheri Butler, both of Seattle; sons, William Butler of San Francisco, Richard Butler of Boise, Idaho, Donald Butler of Bellingham, Wash.; brother, Jim MacArthur of Tulsa, Okla.; sisters, Anne Dannis, Pat Holman, Jean Erickson and Mocky Donis, all of Chinook; 24 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.