Sally L. Butler


Dec. 3, 1937 — Dec. 27, 2017


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Sally Butler

Sally L. Butler (prev. Sheneman, Bidne), 80, passed away at home after spending Christmastime with her family.

She was a long-time resident of the Walla Walla valley until moving to Woodinville WA to be closer to her boys, Brad and David, and families.

Sally had a career as a teacher in Clarkston WA and Milton-Freewater OR, volunteered as a church organist and had a passion for her dogs and horses. An avid horseman, she was able to keep riding into her 70s.

Sally will be laid to rest at Tahoma National Cemetery with immediate family. No flowers, however donations can be sent to Save a Forgotten Equine, 10407 192nd Ave. N.E., Redmond, WA 98053, EIN 20-5825355,






















Click HERE for Sally’s Class of 1950 reunion (opens in PDF in new tab)


Gone to be with the Lord Dec. 27, 2017.

5 Responses to “Sally L. Butler”

  • Lana Murry says:

    I will dearly miss Sally. What a dedicated Christian woman! She and I were musicians together at Walla Walla Baptist Church in Walla Walla, WA. We enjoyed playing piano/organ duets during the church services. She loved her family. Your family will remain in my prayers.

  • Judie Krumsick says:

    I will always remember Sally as such a gracious gentle soul.I don’t believe she ever realized how truly lovely she was inside as well as outside.I am very thankful that our paths crossed here in this life and I know we will meet again in heaven.What a dear sister she was.May the Lord hold you all close during this time.

  • Becky Counts says:

    I have such good memories of Sally. We used to play the organ and piano together for Calvary Baptist in Walla Walla. She was so kind and gentle. I had such respect for her.

  • Sandra Reese says:

    Sally was as close as a real sister to me. She was blessed with many gifts, especially as a pianist and horsewoman. But, it’s important to mention her relationship with Jesus Christ, her Savior and Lord. In the last 2 years Sally and I did most of our visiting over the phone since I’m in Walla Walla, WA. In every call we would talk about our walk with Jesus and what we had been learning from Him. Sally’s only church in the last 2 years was on TV and as her eyes were failing she also had trouble reading devotions and her Bible, but she always tried. I would read a devotion and pray with Sally each time we spoke and Sally’s faith grew in an amazing way. She was very lonely during that time but she clung to Jesus and kept believing that He was faithful and could be trusted and I know that this kept her going. Sally was very brave and tender. I will miss our sharing and hearing her voice, but I look forward to the time I cross over and get to see her again. I know that she is very happy now and getting to speak face to face with her Savior and knowing His love like never before.

  • Sandra Reese says:

    One more short message; Sally was very proud of her sons, daughter-in-laws and 2 grandsons. She often told me what they were doing and her concerns for them. Bradly and David took good care of Sally and her horses, dogs, homes, fences, outbuildings, wells…they know what I’m talking about. She could not have done it all her self she’d tell me. She was also proud and tickled with the wonderful meals they’d fix her. How fitting that Bradly repaired her last Christmas Eve meal. Not to be out done, Sally also told me that her daughter-in-law’s Allison and Christie’s help through out the years and especially her time in the Seattle area took a lot of confusion out of her life, she said they were the daughters she never had. She was like any grandma when it came to her grandson’s (Jared and Brandon) accomplishments and personalities.

    Sally could be a bit “rough around the edges” when it came to compliments, but she really loved all of her family and spent much time in prayer for all of them.

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