MARTIN T. BUTLER
July 9, 1947 - January 27, 2010
Marty Butler of Vancouver, WA, passed away on Jan. 27, 2010. He was born in Seattle, WA and lived most of his life in Edmonds, WA.
His promotion with the Washington State Patrol brought him to Vancouver in 1992.
Marty served as a Captain in the Army and received his Bachelors degree from University of Washington. He had a distinguished career with the WSP for over 28 years, retiring in 2003.
Retirement brought Marty to a new calling as a driver with Volunteer Chore Services (Catholic Community Services). He cared deeply for his clients and volunteered for over five years until his recent illness prevented him from continuing.
Marty is survived by his wife, Anne, at home in Vancouver; his sons, Justin (Kari Young), Jamie and Kristin, Seattle, WA; and Anne's son, Chad Schwendiman of Vancouver; siblings include his sister, Joan Evans (Tom), Brier, WA and brother Scott (Cindy), Republic, WA; nephews, Mike and Ben Evans; niece, Christine Walker; and special recognition to his cherished little nieces in Vancouver, Jessica and LuciAnne Denison.
On behalf of the entire Butler family our special thanks go to Tim Greene, Bob Terrell, the medical teams at Legacy Salmon Creek, and the staff at Ray Hickey Hospice House.
A memorial service will be held at Evergreen Memorial Gardens on Thurs., Feb. 11, 2010 at 12:30 p.m.
Donations in Marty's memory may be sent to Volunteer Chore Services, 9300 NE Oak View Dr., Ste. A-2, Vancouver, WA, 98662.
Please sign his guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits.