Buttleman, Clay

Sacramento Union, December 30, 1987

Memorial services for Clay Buttleman, 74, a longtime Sacramento bartender, will be held at 12:30 pm Saturday at the North Sacramento Funeral Home. A native of Montague, Mich., he had lived in Sacramento for 42 years. He was bar manager at the Coral Reef, and also worked at the Town and Country Bowl, and the Sacramento Inn, where he was working when he retired in 1977. He was active with the Lions and Moose organizations and was secretary of the Hotel and Restaurant Employees and Bartenders Union, Local 49. He was a past president of the Beverage Dealers Association. He was an avid gardener and for 10 years maintained what came to be known as “Clay’s South Forty,” a half acre flower and vegetable garden at the Fulton Oaks Apartments, where he lived with his wife, Geneva, who died three months ago. Surviving are his children, Marlee Kessler, Michele Swanberg, Trudy Woods and Michael Buttleman; stepchildren, Brook Carlos and Susan Clark; seven grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, a great-grandchild and three nieces.

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