Gerald "Jerry" William Butts died May 28 at his Juneau home.
Born in 1935 in Barryton, Mich., Jerry's journey through life included a love for the outdoors, athletics and more than 40 years of service in public vocational education.
He was preceded in death by wives Sue Ann Johnson and Patricia McDonald.
He is survived by his wife, Karen, whom he married in 2004; children Jeff Butts, Susan Robinson and Steve Kent; step-children David and Ann Marie Natali, and Gary and Lisa Ryals; grandchildren Nicky, Jenny, Noah, Summer, Hannah, Madison, David and Matthew; four great-grandchildren; sisters Janice and Joyce and their spouses; and many friends.
A celebration of life will be held at the Chapel by the Lake on Monday, May 31 at 3 p.m. Friendship and fellowship to follow at a private home on Fritz Cove Road (the address will be provided at the service).
In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to Chapel by the Lake Youth Program or the UAS Alumni Scholarship Fund.