Susan Lyman Butt, 92, Blanding, Utah, died June 1, 1994, in Monticello, Utah.
Susan was born December 31, 1901, in Oak City, Utah, to Walter C. and Elizabeth Finlinson Lyman. She married Joseph Adams; later divorced. Married Willard Harold Butt. Marriage later solemnized in the Manti Temple.Susan, fondly known as "Sam or "Aunt Sam", loved life and had a rich and varied range of interests. She enjoyed music, gardening, cooking, sewing, reading and travel. She taught piano lessons and played piano in the town dance band; was an operator on the original town telephone system, helped to dress the community with her brightly-colored iris and flower garden, and composed several songs of local interest, including the beloved "Song of White Mesa". Susan made friends easily. Her broad spectrum of friends came from all walks of life, and her grandchildren and great-grandchildren fell easily under her charm.
Susan was much loved and will be missed by her friends and family. She is survived by her sons and daughters: Lynn Adams and Julie Fellmeth, both of Monticello; Shirley Ensie and Kermit Blake, both of Blanding; Mar Jean Standish of San Clemente, California; Sharon Shumway of Ogden; and Curtis Blake of Udhailiyah, Saudi Arabia; her sister, Margaret Jones of Blanding; a half sister, Larue Shankle of Mariposa, California; 33 grandchildren; 52 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 6, 1994, at 11:00 a.m. in the Blanding South Chapel. Friends may call Sunday, June 5, from 7-9 p.m. and Monday, June 6, from 9-10 a.m. at San Juan Mortuary, 370 South Main, Blanding. Interment, Blanding City Cemetery.
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