Wednesday, April 2, 2008
**THE CHURCH RIGHT ACROSS THE ROAD FROM WHERE I GREW UP, OUR FAMILY'S HOME FOR OVER 50 YEARS**
(this is from Nathanael's Mommy)
I am completely honored and truly blessed to be this woman's daughter:
April 2, 2008
CORINTH – Ida Butler, a "young woman of 77," went to heaven to be with her husband, Walter and, her God on Wednesday, March 26, 2008. She was born Ida Ellen Burroughs on a hilltop farm in Corinth, where many generations had lived. Her parents were Arthur Allen and Stella Margaret (Bador) Burroughs.
Ida was a proud and independent Vermonter who valued her family and their traditions. She was a wealth of knowledge beyond her eight years of education at the one-room schoolhouse in the village of East Orange.
On July 3, 1949, Ida was married to Walter Robert Butler, who was born in Eden. The wedding at the Groton United Methodist Church was small and simple, yet it was the strong foundation for a marriage that lasted 55 years. They spent most of those years in Corinth Center and were honored when their short piece of town road was named "Butler Lane."
Ida was a mother who taught her children about farming, vegetable-and-flower gardening, birds, embroidery, 'sugarin',' good cooking and baking. She raised her four kids with her values of honesty and having a good work ethic. She is survived by Walter Robert, "Jr." Butler and his companion, Deanna Goodrich, of Northfield, Ellen and Peter Arnold of Topsham, Catherine "Kitty" and Simon Blucher of Winooski, and Patrick and Lynne (Amnott) Butler of North Haverhill, N.H. Ida had 12 grandchildren and six great- grandchildren. Her two sisters are Bessie and her husband, Berton Sumner, and Rita and her husband David Kenyon, Sr. Also left behind to guard Corinth Center from the windowsill of a new home, is Ida's feline friend, Sophie.
Ida was predeceased by her husband, Walter, on Feb. 4, 2004; a brother Elmer Arthur Burroughs; and an infant son.
Calling hours will be on Friday, April 4, 2008, from 6 – 8 p.m., at Hale Funeral Home, Bradford, Vt. A service to celebrate Ida's life will be held on Saturday, April 5, 2008, at 11 a.m. at the New Hope Methodist Church, Route 25, in Waits River Village.
The Hale Funeral Home of Bradford is in charge of arrangements.