MAIDA JULIETTE BUTLER passed away on June 03, 2021, at Saint Michael’s Health Centre in Lethbridge, Alberta.
Maida was born on February 08, 1931, in Glenwood, Alberta. She grew up on the family farm north of town. During her early school years, she rode a horse with her siblings to and from school. For her later schooling, the family moved into Glenwood for the week and walked to school. Then on the weekend, they would go by wagon back to the farm.
In 1950 Maida married LeVerre Butler. Together they raised five children. She finished high school while helping on the farm and raising the first three of those five children.
She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, served in many positions, and through example, encouraged her family to follow its principles.
She enjoyed stream fishing, camping in the mountains, and summer trips to British Columbia, Ontario, Saskatchewan, California, Texas, Utah, or Kalispell to be with family. She also enjoyed having adventure trips with LeVerre up and down the West coast.
Maida was an industrious woman and did many things to help LeVerre on the farm and supplement the family income. She helped move cattle and machinery, drove a school bus, sold Avon, raised chickens, and helped feed bummer calves and lambs. Maida managed her time well, always kept a tidy house and large garden, and offered good food for everyone after a busy day. Through all those active years, she also did beautiful needlework.
In 2006 LeVerre and Maida sold the family farm and retired to Lethbridge where they enjoyed many quiet years together.
Maida was predeceased by her husband LeVerre Butler, her parents Ernest and Lucille Bohne: sisters Bonnie Mitchell; Rose Reed; Allyn Tolen; brothers Bruce Bohne, Kemar Bohne, Winston Bohne, parents–in–law Asael and Effie Butler; brothers – in – law Grant Johnson, Byron Low; Dee Reed, Cliff Tolen, John Mitchell; sisters – in – law Elmoine Johnson, Vange Bohne, LaPriel Low; son Leonard; son – in – law Garth Wilde; daughter–in–law Marsha Butler, grandchild Richard Wilde; great-grandchildren Ruby Wilde; Emma and Barbara Butler.
Maida is survived by her daughter Bonnie Wilde of Springville, UT; daughter–in–law Emma Peterson of Cardston, AB; sons Ken (Joy) Butler of Pincher Creek, AB; Greg (Kay) Butler of Martensville, SK; Darren Butler of Glenwood, AB. 21 Grandchildren: Ryan Wilde, Randall (Linda) Wilde, Russell (Charmaine) Wilde; Alicia (Dave) Shimbashi, Annette (Shane) Siemens, Trevor (Mandy) Butler, Tim (Marni) Butler; Jeremy (Xiu Zhi) Butler; Julie (Ryan) Jensen, Kris Butler, Kory (Rachel) Butler; Jackie (Wayne) Shutra, Russell (Bethleham) Butler, Karalee (Dennis) Kerr, Lisa (Steven) Fieguth; Jaynne (Josh) Heggie, Hank (Danika) Butler, Renee (Alan) Asplund, Laura (Dan) Wilde, Cole Butler. Maida and LeVerre were blessed with 51 Great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She is survived by sister Wilma Cutts and brothers–in–law Sylvan (Gwen) Butler, Clinton (Chris) Butler.
(* ) Deceased
Bonnie (*Garth) Wilde (*Leonard) and Emma Butler Peterson Ken and Joy Butler
Ryan and Erika Wilde Alicia and Dave Shimbashi Jeremy and Xiu Zhi Butler
(* Ruby), Rex, Tom, Taylor, Alayna Julie and Ryan Jensen
Georgia, Edie Annette and Shane Siemens Ryley, Dennon, Morgan
(*Richard) Wilde Amilia, Josh, Ella, Justin Kris Butler
Randall and Linda Wilde Trevor and Mandy Butler Kory and Rachel Butler
Austin, Carsen, Mason (* Emma), (* Barbara), Briggs, Alexis, Brynley, Corbin
Russell and Charmaine Nyla, Benson, Hannah
Phoenix, Eleanor, Garth Tim and Marnie Butler
Lincoln, Winston Macey, Presley, Avery
Greg and Kay Butler Darren and (* Marsha) Butler
Jackie and Wayne Shutra Jaynne and Josh Heggie
Nathan, Rylan Lucy, Elsie, Chloe
Russell and Bethlehem Butler Hank and Danika Butler
Eli, Celeste, Leila, Isobel, Rhett
Leo, Levi Renee and Alan Asplund
Karalee and Dennis Kerr Duncan
Destiny Kerr Laura and Dan Wilde
Grayson Cole Butler
Keyla, William, Makinlee
Lisa and Steven Fieguth
Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston, will host the Meet the Family on Friday, June 11, 2021, from 7–8 PM. The Family funeral service will be held Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 10:00 AM. Due to Covid-19 restrictions the funeral will be live-streamed on the Legacy funeral home site for those unable to attend. Burial will follow in the Glenwood Cemetery.