Edell Butterfield passed away April 1, 2015, in St. George, Utah. He was 88 years old. Edell was born August 18, 1926, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Albert Lawrence and Agnes Marie Spencer. Following the death of his mother, he was adopted and raised by Zachariah Trussler and Maud Page Butterfield of Riverton, Utah.
Edell attended Jordan High School and at the age of 17 joined the military to serve in World War II in the United States Navy Armed Guard. He married the love of his life, Marjorie Alice Troxell, in the Logan LDS Temple on January 24, 1949.
Edell worked with the Mountain Bell Telephone Company for over 30 years. After retiring he and Marj moved to Leeds, Utah, to escape the cold weather. Edell loved camping, four-wheeling, being outdoors and was always tinkering on something in his shed. Following Marj’s death in 2011, he moved into the Southern Utah Veteran’s Home.
He is survived by his three children: Dell T. (Teresa) Butterfield, Rodney S. (Connie) Butterfield and Jody (Kenneth) Killian; along with seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren, with one on the way. He was preceded in death by his wife and siblings.
- Graveside services will be held Tuesday, April 7, at 11 a.m. at the Riverton City Utah Cemetery.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Metcalf Mortuary, 435-673-4221. Please visit the Metcalf Mortuary website for condolences, complete obituary and funeral listings.