Ann Butte, 87, of Altus, Okla. passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2013, at Jackson County Memorial Hospital. Cremation services are entrusted to Kincannon Funeral Home.
Ann was born April 9, 1925, to Richard and Genavive (Boone) Gilman, in Alhambra, Calif. She graduated Alhambra High School and continued her education as a graduate of the College of Design in Pasadena, Calif. Ann and Bruce W. Butte were united in marriage in 1952 in Englewood, Calif. Ann was an artist who enjoyed several mediums including period paintings of the 1700s and the 1800s, sculptures and acrylics. She owned and operated her art gallery for many years and also worked as a commercial illustrator for various businesses. Bruce and Annie restored and refurbished the old Methodist Church in Jacksonville, across from the museum, and helped establish the Anglican congregation there. Their art donations went in support of the Jacksonville Library, Britt, and the Boosters Club. Ann was of the Catholic faith and enjoyed reading her Bible and gardening.
Ann was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two stepsons, Bruce and Brian Butte; and brother, Richard Gilman II.
She is survived by two sons, Timothy Gilman Butte, and wife, Donna, of Long Beach, Calif., and Barney Butte, and wife, Donna, of Altus, Okla.; three grandchildren, Ashley Duran, and husband, Eddie, of Altus, Lindsey Jones, and husband, Brant, of Altus, and Brandon Yung, of South Pasadena, Calif.; five great-grandchildren, Ethan, Aubrey, Benjamin, Isabella and Sage.
A celebration of life services will take place at a later date in Jacksonville, Oregon. Online tributes may be made at kincannonfuneralhome.com