Celia E. Butterfield, 90, died peacefully on Sunday, April 4 at her Oakdale home.
She was born to Edward and Ruby Ryan in Oakdale, where she lived all her life. She graduated from Oakdale High School in 1936.
She married Charles Butterfield in 1937. He built their home, where they lived all their lives.
Mrs. Butterfield was a homemaker. She was a talented seamstress and made clothes for all her nieces. She and her husband also raised one of her nieces as their own child when one of Mrs. Butterfield’s sisters died.
She was a 62-year member of the Native Daughters of the Golden West Parlor #125, and the Oakdale Garden Club.
She loved to travel and went to many places in the U.S.
She is survived by her sister, Leona Sansing of Modesto; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Butterfield.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 9 at Oakdale Memorial Chapel. A funeral will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 10, also at the chapel. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park, and a reception will be held at Oakdale Community Center.
Remembrances may be made to Community Hospice, 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto, CA 95356; or to Native Daughters of the Golden West, Parlor #125, P.O. Box 364, Oakdale, CA 95361.
Oakdale-Riverbank Memorial Chapels in charge of arrangements.
The Oakdale (Calif.) Leader
April 7, 2010