Annis Butz |

Annis Butz

A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at the North San Juan Fire Hall, for Annis M. Butz. Internment will take place at the Camptonville Cemetery, in Camptonville.

Mrs. Butz passed away Sept. 27 at a local medical facility. She was 93.

Mrs. Butz was born Aug. 7, 1914, to Oscar and Olga Melbye in Ulen, Minn. She graduated salutatorian of her class from Lake Park (Minn.) High School.

She worked as a cosmetologist and dress shop manager in Minnesota and Washington state. In 1951, she married Merle Butz and worked with him on the Butz Cattle Ranch in Celestial Valley, North San Juan. She enjoyed ranch life, gardening, canning, sports, community events, family and friends.

She is remembered for having a sharp wit and a marvelous sense of humor.

Mrs. Butz is survived by her sisters, Virginia Huff, of Indiana, Alda Mae Anderson, of Minnesota, and Dorothy Slapnik, of Montana; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Merle; son, Lawrence; sister, Octavia “Tivy” Brown, previously of Camptonville; brothers, Franklin Melbye, previously of Oregon, and James, Maxwell and Robert Melbye, all previously of Minnesota.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of the Foothills, 2399 Nevada City Highway, Grass Valley, Ca 95945.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.

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