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Venice Nielsen Buttars
Venice Nielsen Buttars, 86, passed away surrounded by her family July 18, 2021 in North Logan, Utah. She was born September 16, 1934 in Weston, Idaho to Russell Barnard and Vera Mariah Tingey Nielsen. She attended local schools and graduated from West Side High School. She married Morgan LaVon Buttars in the Idaho Falls Temple on August 22, 1952. They enjoyed almost 53 years of marriage together, prior to his passing in 2005.
They lived, farmed and raised their family in the Weston area. Venice embodied the wife of a farmer. They worked hard together and knew how to have fun when the work was done, going camping, traveling, enjoying time with their family at their cabin in Wyoming and spending time with their friends in St. George.
Venice loved music. Her testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ was felt and expressed as she shared her talent of playing the piano while serving in various callings throughout her life. She was an accomplished seamstress and did beautiful handwork. Mom made a happy home and her family was everything to her. We always had a delicious meal and most importantly, a listening ear. She had a gift for making everyone around her feel special, always thinking of others whether that was her family, neighbors, or the clerk at the grocery store. Through her example she left a beautiful legacy of a loving family dedicated to sincerely serving and caring for others.
She will be greatly missed by her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is survived by her four children and their spouses; Sherry (Kevin) Phillips, Dayton, Idaho; Brad (Laurie) Buttars, Shelley, Idaho; Stacy (Corrie) Keller, Smithfield, Utah; Jay (Kristin) Buttars, Pocatello, Idaho; 16 grandchildren, 45 1/2 great grandchildren, and one great great granddaughter. She is also survived by her sister, Judith Stevenson, and a sister-in-law, Nadine King. She was preceded in death by her husband, Morgan, her parents, one brother, Clair Nielsen, a sister Loralynn, and two granddaughters.
The family wishes to express their appreciation to the staff at Maple Springs Assisted Living for their loving care of our mother. No words of gratitude could ever suffice their kindness.
Funeral services will be Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. in the Preston, Idaho 10th Ward chapel, 155 North 200 West, Preston, Idaho with Bishop John Balls conducting. Friends may call Friday, July 23, from 6 to 8 pm at Webb Funeral Home, 1005 S. 800 E. Preston and from 9:30 to 10:30 am at the church. Interment will be in the Clarkston, Utah cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at webbmortuary.com
For those who desire, donations may be contributed to the Humanitarian Fund.
Recording of Service
One of the nicest ladies and definitely a positive influence on my life growing up in Weston. I will always remember the camping, boating and fishing trips we all took as "farm" families every spring and summer for a number of years. She had lived for a long time without her other half and now they're together again.
Marv Reeder Aug 2 2021 2:47 PM
We were sad to see that a dear lady had passed away. Venice was always so friendly and made you feel love and definitely welcomed. We thought a lot of her and Morgan. Very Special
Paul & Linda Bingham Jul 24 2021 5:28 PM
No teacher ever had a less compliant piano student than I was, but no student was ever blessed with a sweeter or more patient teacher. The duets were always my favorite. I can still see Venice's perfectly curled fingers on the keyboard, valiantly redeeming some unpracticed version of Bill Grogan's Goat. Sadly, I don't play much better these days, but I will strive to remember better Venice's perpetual examples of kindness and good cheer. She was a true blessing to know.
Stephanie Wright (White) Jul 24 2021 1:03 PM
Stacy, so sorry for the loss of your sweet Mother.
Ken Eck Jul 24 2021 9:11 AM
My heart is sad to hear of Venice's passing. Her happy confident smile and countenance has certainly blessed my life. Prayers of comfort. 😊❤
Ellen Winn Buxton Jul 22 2021 7:45 PM
So many wonderful memories we have of Venice. Such a great lady who raised an amazing family. We are so sorry for your loss.
Richard and Sue Reeder Jul 22 2021 12:00 PM
Sorry to hear of your moms passing. She was a wonderful lady.
Jeff & Judy Phillips Jul 21 2021 6:52 PM
I'm so sorry for your loss. I spent a lot of time in this beautiful woman's home with Stacy. I was blessed to visit their cabin in Wyoming. She was always such a gracious host and made me feel welcome and "at home". She didn't get near as upset with Stacy and I when we hid Sherry's engagement ring as Sherry did. Mean little sister and friend! Love this family and send thoughts and prayers.
Cynthia Greene Fredrickson Jul 21 2021 5:26 PM
I'm so sorry to hear this. She was such a gracious, kind, and beautiful person.
Prayers and hugs
I remember her helping make spudnut doughnuts for a fundraiser. I have that recipe and still make them.
Jeannie Larson (Williams) Jul 21 2021 3:26 PM