Services for Jane Gray Butler, 87, of College Station, will be held Thursday, August 31, 2006 at A-M United Methodist Church, College Station. Visitation will be at Callaway-Jones Funeral Home in Bryan from 5 pm to 7 pm on Wednesday, August 30. Burial will be in the College Station Cemetery.
Mrs. Butler died on August 28, 2006 at Sheridan on Rock Prairie. For almost 55 years, she was the wife of Dr. O.D. Butler, who preceded her in death on January 2, 1998.
A 1937 graduate of A-M Consolidated High School and a 1938 graduate of Massey Business College, Mrs. Butler was born and grew up in Bryan, moving to College Station at the beginning of her senior year of high school. She became the secretary of Sbisa Dining Hall at Texas A-M University and met O.D. “Red” Butler while he was managing Duncan Dining Hall. They married on January 16, 1943, before then-Captain Butler began the final phase of U.S. Army training for the Normandy Invasion of WWII.
The marriage produced a daughter and two sons. While her sons were baseball players, Mrs. Butler volunteered for many years as concessions manager of the College Station Little League. She was an active member of the A-M United Methodist Church until her health intervened. A devoted wife, mother and grandmother, Mrs. Butler supported her family in Brazos County 4H activities, A-M Consolidated sports and Bengal Belles, and in the Butler and Son Charolais Ranch. She was particularly proud to participate in the dedication ceremony for the O.D. Butler, Jr. Animal Science Complex at Texas A-M University in April of 2005.
Survivors include a daughter, Dr. Jan Butler Loveless of Visalia, California and her husband Sidney L. “Buzz” Loveless, Jr.; two sons, O.D. “Duke” Butler, III of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, and his wife Sheila Butler, and Dr. James G. Butler and his wife Allyson Butler of College Station; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Another great-grandson is due in October.
Memorials may be made to the A-M United Methodist Church, Christ United Methodist Church Building Fund, the American Cancer Society, or the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, www.michaeljfox.org.Print This Obituary