Monterey County California Genealogy and History

Monterey County: Obituary

Joseph Butler

Submitted by Gary Carlsen ~ September 4, 2007

Watsonville, CA
Monday July 14, 1941
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Joseph Butler Dies at Home

Joseph Butler, Santa Cruz highway farmer and member of a family which has lived in the Monterey bay area for more than a century, died Sunday night at his home. He was 81 years of age, and had been retired for several years.

He was a native of Monterey as were his parents. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Butler; five daughters, Mrs. Josephine Fontes, Mrs. Minnie Hoover, Mrs. Emilie Dameron and Mrs. Ida Thompson, all of Watsonville, and Mrs. Jennie Mulrey of Redwood City; four sons, Steve and Fred of Watsonville, and William and Jerome of Salinas; 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was a member of the U.P.E.C. Society of Monterey and of St. Patrick's church in Watsonville.

Funeral services will be conducted from the Monterey Catholic church at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, with burial in the Monterey Catholic cemetery. Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Tuesday at White's mortuary.

Wednesday, July 16, 1941

Services Conducted For Joseph Butler

Last rites were conducted here and in Monterey Wednesday morning for Joseph Butler, 81, widely known Santa Cruz highway farmer, who died Sunday. Following services at 8:15 from White's mortuary, low mass was said at the Monterey Catholic church by Rev. John F. Durkin. Interment was in the family plot in the Monterey Catholic cemetery.

There were many beautiful floral tributes in the mortuary and many friends were in the procession to Monterey. Pallbearers were Pete Ollason, Carl Hopkins, John Roth, Hiram Roth, Gil Cano and Oliver Davis. Rev. Sheperd recited rosary Tuesday night at White's mortuary.