Evelyn Fern Buttman

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Evelyn Fern Buttman

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Evie Buttman

Evelyn Fern Buttman, known to family and friends as “Evie,” passed away on May 19, 2018, at the age of 71 years.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Jack Buttman; daughter Cindy Buttman; and her father, Henry Klatt.

Evie was born and grew up in Killdeer, ND. She spent her youth on the family’s farm, which she shared with her five siblings. She graduated from Killdeer High School and married her first husband shortly after. Living  in California, she and her husband had Londell, their first son, in 1965. Corey, their second son, was born in San Jose, CA, in 1971.

In 1973, Evie met and  married the love of her life, Jack Buttman. She was blessed with the daughters she never had, Cindy, Jackie and Shelly.

Evie was a very generous  person who loved antique collecting, reading and gardening. For 23 years, Evie was the bookkeeper for Butt’s Gun Sales, the family business. Being a very driven woman, she worked outside the home for other companies in the Billings area during her lifetime.

Evie also had a tender heart and loved dogs. She rescued  and cared for many dogs that needed loving home.

Evie will be forever be remembered by her children, Lon (Roxanne) Bauer, Corey (Michele) Bauer, Jackie (Ricky) Thompson and Shelly (David) Snow. Evelyn will also be forever remembered by her extended family and dear friends.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 26, at Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary, 1001 Alderson Ave., Billings.

A gathering will follow.

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5 thoughts on “Evelyn Fern Buttman”

  1. Evie was Records Clerk at Greyhound and first person I met when taking over as Terminal manger, more importantly she was my first true friend in Billings. I have had so many good times with Evie and Jack, and they were always filled with laughter. Evie, I will miss your laughter and stories, but mostly your hugs. Lady, you will always be in my heart and will always and my memories will always keep you close. Tell Jack “Hi” for me….Debbie Fuhrer

  2. Vivian Edwards

    Lon I am so sorry for your lose. I pray all the great memories will always be with you and your family
    You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Kristina Bauer

    Lon, Roxanne, and family. I am so sorry to hear of Evie’s passing. Heartbreaking! She was such a strong, loving lady. May you memories sustain you. Take care, we’ll keep you all in our thoughts and prayers

  4. Joyce E Zinkowich

    Evie was my neighbor and my friend and a kindred spirit when it came to many things .. especially love of the yard and garden and flowers and for rescue dogs ( and cats also for me) and thrift store treasures. Her presence next door and in my home will be sorely missed. She was truly a love and I keep expecting to see her walk out her back door and pop into mine … she would let herself in and quietly be in my kitchen waiting for a cup of coffee and sometimes with a recipe in hand. Bits and pieces of Evie now reside in my yard… some of her plants and some of her bird houses and the little things that made her smile and me too. Her Teddy boy and my Honey Dog loved each other and we had to install a gate for them so they could access each other’s yard and they would often trade ” Mom’s” for the day. I will see you again Miss Evie…. until then you bring me a smile each time I go into the yard and with every flower that blooms. I am so happy you are finally free of the pain and that you are dancing once again in Jack’s arms.

  5. Terry Thornburg-Harris

    Lon, I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

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