Amos Alfred Butler, 85, passed away peacefully Thursday, February 23, 2017 following a year long illness. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Dorothy (Pope) Butler; his sons George, Steve and David, wife Ronda; his daughter Laura, husband Frank; siblings Stella, Letha, and Dean; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and his dog Spud.
Born February 11, 1932 in Oklahoma. He was a lifelong resident of Watsonville, California. He was an avid gardener and landscaper and was fortunate to make a living doing something he loved. He used his expertise in gardening to grow a wonderful fruit and vegetable garden, growing the best cherry tomatoes around. He loved the outdoors and spent many summer days camping and fishing with his family. He enjoyed schooling his sons in a game of horseshoes. He loved dogs and always had a trusty companion by his side. He served in the Korean War and was lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was lovingly known as Grandpa Cowboy.
Funeral services will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, March 4 at the Watsonville Church of the Nazarene. Interment will take place at the Pajaro Valley Memorial Park, 127 Hecker Pass Rd.
Arrangements have been entrusted in the care of The Carroll Family of Ave Maria Memorial Chapel, www.avemariamemorialchapel.com