Obituary of Arlene Butler
Arlene L. (Wilber) Butler of Valatie died on October 31, 2018 at home surrounded by her loving family.
Arlene is survived by her loving companion, William Wildman, daughters: Denise (Bob) George, Dodie (Gary) Davidson, Jamie (Edward) Rahm, step-son Robert Butler, brother Kenneth Wilber, her grandchildren, great grandson, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. She was predeceased by her husband James Butler, father and mother Charles and Louise Wilber and brother Edwin Wilber.
Arlene was a graduate of Chatham High School and a lifelong resident of Columbia County. She was a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks #2530 and past president of the Elks Ladies' Auxiliary. She was also a member of the Kinderhook Lake Improvement Association.
Arlene retired from the NYS Office of Court Administration and then worked part-time for the NYS Department of Civil Service.
She enjoyed going to the casino, lunching with her retired friends, and having Friday dinner dates with family and friends. She loved genealogical research and leaves her legacy in her extensive compilations of family history. She cherished her family and friends, often putting their needs before her own. She was loved deeply and will be missed by all her knew her.
Friends and family are invited to honor Arlene's memory at the Niverville United Methodist Church on Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 4-7pm. The Elks Service will be held at 4:30 followed by a memorial service and a celebration of life with food and drinks afterward.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that donations be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in Arlene's memory.
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