Irene Butterfield February 9, 1932 - February 19, 2021 **NOTE VIEWING DATE CHANGE**
Irene Butterfield passed away with failing health at the Cache Valley Assisted Living in Providence, Utah, February 19, 2021, where she had resided for 10 months. She was born on February 9, 1932, in Preston, Idaho. She had just celebrated her 89th birthday. Lila Irene Johnson was William E. Johnson and Lila Mae Owen Johnson's first daughter. Irene had one sister Maxine (Warner) Stuart, and two brothers, Owen (Jolene) and Wayne (Marcy). Richmond and Lewiston were the towns where she grew up and attended local schools. She had the most fun with her friends and laughed her way through school, graduating from Seminary and North Cache High School in 1950.
Irene met George Butterfield in Smithfield where he ran Jimmy's Drive Inn with his brother. She was his sweetheart and they were married in the Logan Temple on November 10, 1950. They started their family with the birth of their daughter Shelley, next a son, Mitch and then another daughter, Holley.
Irene started working for JCPenney's part time around 1960 and went full time in 1966, retiring in April 1997. You couldn't miss her in the '60s with her high red hair (Big Red), always in high heels and dressed with her special classy style. Irene made lots of friends through working and she missed it everyday.
In the 1960s she joined the Royal Bakery team and bowled as long as she could, until her legs just wouldn't let her. She bowled with lots of other teams and her last team was with Jack's Tire and Oil on the Wednesday Night Ladies League. She loved it and traveled to 26 National tournaments in the United States. Bowling was something else she constantly missed.
Irene lived in Providence for 49 years and enjoyed the houses that George built for them. She was an immaculate housekeeper and you knew what you could touch and what not to! She loved to drive her Lincoln and was very upset when she did not pass her last driving test. She would not sell it and so she was chauffeured in the Lincoln where ever she needed to go.
Irene is survived by her three children and spouses: Shelley (Jerry) Gill, Mitch (Star Coulbrooke), Holley (Wayne) Allen. She was Grandma to seven grandchildren, Colby (Sherry) Gill, Kelley (Jake) Ellett, Jasmine Jensen (deceased), Dylan (Ellen) Butterfield, Chelsea (Gabe) Morland, Justin (Kelli) Allen, Cassidy (Blake) Brower. Seventeen Great-Grandchildren: Shailey Gill, Braxton Gill, Carter Gill, Breven Gill, Athena Pratt, Braden Morland, Linkin Morland, Rylee Butterfield, Bailyn Butterfield, Addy Allen, Cade Allen, Kaden Curry, Lilli Curry, Brody Brower, Bently Brower, Riley Brower, Garrett Brower. Two Great-Great-Grand daughters: Naomi Owens and Finley Pratt. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, brothers Owen Johnson and Wayne Johnson, Granddaughter Jasmine Jensen.
A public viewing will be held Thursday, February 25, 2021, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at White Pine Funeral Services, 753 South 100 East, Logan, UT. A memorial service will be held this Friday, February 26, 2021, starting at 12 p.m. at the White Pine Chapel, with a public viewing prior from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. COVID regulations will apply and masks are required. Interment will be next to her husband in the Providence Cemetery located in River Heights. Services will be livestreamed at:
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.whitepinefunerals.com.
The family would like to express our thanks and appreciation to Cache Valley Assisted Living and staff for their kindness, exceptional care and friendships. Special thanks to Atlas Hospice for their compassionate service to our mom while at CVAL. We would not have been able to deal with many of her unique situations without the open communication that we had with you.