CLAUDE EVERETT BUTLER
Claude Butler passed away peacefully in Portland, Ore., on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, at the age of 96. He was born to Jesse and Carolina “Lena” (Blocker) Butler Jan. 21, 1924, in Home City, Kan. He was the second oldest of four children. Claude married Lucille Zimmerman in Hiawatha, Kan., Jan. 31, 1945. They just celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary with family and friends. After moving to Washington State in 1950 he worked 10 years as a supervisor at Coast Oyster Company in South Bend, Wash., then after moving to Yacolt, Wash., worked the rest of his life, before retirement, at International Paper Company.