Robert Butcher

Buckley resident Robert C. Butcher died Jan. 29, 2011, following a two-year battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. He was 61.

He was a 1967 graduate of Enumclaw High School and attended Green River Community College. He joined the U.S. Coast Guard in 1969 and spent most of his service time stationed in Juneau, Alaska, where he met and married Charlene. He worked for the city of Buckley for many years in the gas department. He enjoyed hunting with best friend Dave Burton.

He is survived by his mother, Claire I. Butcher of Thompson Falls, Mont.; brothers Thomas A. Butcher and wife Bonnie of Thompson Falls and Bruce O. Butcher and wife Terry of Williamsburg, Va. He was preceded in death by his wife Charlene and father Robert O. Butcher, a longtime Enumclaw resident.

A memorial service took place from noon to 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 7, at the Buckley community center. Family graveside services will take place in Thompson Falls.