Lera (Jenkins) Buttars

Born: Wed., Aug. 15, 1928
Died: Thu., Jul. 21, 2016


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sun., Jul. 24, 2016
Location: Webb Funeral Home

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM, Mon., Jul. 25, 2016
Location: Preston Tenth Ward Chapel

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Mon., Jul. 25, 2016
Location: Preston Tenth Ward Chapel

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Lera Buttars, 87, passed away peacefully at her home on July 21, 2016 in Preston, Idaho.   The ravages of cancer eventually weakened her mortal body, but her radiant spirit shone brightly as  she left this earth.  She was born August 15, 1928 in Freedom, Wyoming to John Raymond and Lula  Irene (Haderlie) Jenkins.  She married Stewart Buttars on March 28, 1952 in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.


Lera is survived by her husband of 64 years, Stewart Melvin Buttars and her 6 children: Lana (Steve)  Archibald, Valerie (Roger) Donohoe, Jan (Tom)  Hatch, Beverly (Kim) Yates, Nancy (Bryce) Hawkins,  and Rhet (Sandy) Buttars; a sister, Maxine Sanderson; as well as many grandchildren and  greatgrandchildren.   


Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 25, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in the Preston 10th Ward Chapel, 155 N. 200 W, Preston, Idaho.  Friends may call Sunday from 6-8 p.m. at Webb Funeral Home, 1005 South 800 East, Preston and Monday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the church.  A private family graveside will follow in the Clarkson Cemetery.


It is hard to imagine life without this loving and cherished wife, mother and grandmother.  Though  our hearts are broken, our spirits remain strong  because we know that we will one day again be  reunited.     


The family wishes to thank Access  Health  Care   Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.webbmortuary.com


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Keith and Eloise Adams
   Posted Fri July 22, 2016
We enjoyed Stew and Lera's friendship down here in King's Row RV Park, in Washington, Utah. It's really a shock to lose her so quickly after going home for the Summer.
Keith and Eloise Adams (Lot120)

DeAnn Benson Redmond
   Posted Sat July 23, 2016
Lana and Family,
Sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. She was a great lady and always remembered our family. May you all be comforted to know she was a blessing in all of our lives. God bless you all. Love, DeAnn B Redmond

Communicative Disorders & Deaf Education Department
   Posted Sun July 24, 2016
Valerie, All of your colleagues and friends in COMDDE are sending our deepest sympathy. We know how much your mom meant to you and are so deeply sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

Thelma Roley
   Posted Tue July 26, 2016
Dear Buttars Family: It was such a privilege to be able to get to know each of you and work with your sweet wife and mother. I so enjoyed her quick wit and the example she showed of grace and dignity. As the illness progressed, it was obvious that life was becoming more difficult for her. However, she never moaned or complained. I will cherish what I learned from her strength, courage and dignity. She was so at peace with her knowledge of the Savior and knowing that she had accomplished all she needed to in order to be able to hear those precious words, "Well done, thou good and faithful one." What a special gift to be blessed with a wife and mother like that! Thank you for your faith and trust in us to help you walk down this difficult path. May the Lord bless you as you go forth with your beautiful memories.

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