Darlene Dawn Butcher (Hall)
(1953 - 2011)

Darlene Dawn Butcher (Hall)

California, United States of America
May 30, 1953

Oregon, United States of America
November 4, 2011

Weimaraners (conformation showing, hunting tests, obedience, flyball), charity work, family, boating, fishing.
Darlene Butcher, 58, of Sherwood, Oregon passed away Friday, November 4 at Oregon Health and Sciences University, following an illness.

She was born to the late Elmer and Dawn Hall in Ukiah, California on May 30, 1953. She was raised in Portland and Vernonia, attended St. Mary’s grammar school and Vernonia High School, graduating from Wilson High School in 1971. She married Jeff Butcher in August 1979 and they lived in Sherwood, Oregon.

Darlene owned and operated North’s Plumbing from 1981 until the fall of this year. She operated the offices of Rosewood Construction in the years prior.

She was a member and past board member of the Beaverton Rotary club and was Rotarian of the Year in 1996. She was a past board member of Care to Share where she organized and conducted the annual fundraising auction for many years. She was a board member of Youth Contact, and also sat on the board of the plumber’s apprenticeship organization. She was also a board member of X-Fidos Flyball Club.

She will be remembered for her kindness, her beautiful smile, contagious laugh, and sense of humor as well as her desire to give back to her community to help others.

Darlene and Jeff were members of the Weimaraner Club of America, and with their five Weimaraners traveled to shows, obedience trials, hunting tests and flyball tournaments in the Pacific Northwest and California for many years. Darlene handled many dogs besides her own to show championship and retrieving titles, and made friends with dog owners at all of these events over the years. She was a beloved mentor to many Weimaraner owners, a loyal advocate to all dogs, and a mainstay of the Willamette Weimaraner club, acting as the chairperson and secretary for multiple club events.

She is survived by her devoted husband Jeff Butcher, of Sherwood; son Kelly Butcher and fiancée Kelly Niemela, of North Plains; brother Elmer Hall, of Gresham; brother Mike Hall, of Bay City; cousin Judy Budge and husband Tom, of Vernonia; cousin Karen Crandall of Portland; numerous nieces and nephews, and beloved Weimaraners Gibson, Holly and Frankie.

Services will be held at 1 pm, on November 19 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 960 Missouri St., in Vernonia.

For memorial contributions, the family has designated the Weimaraner Foundation Fund Rescue (WFF Rescue Committee, 324 Sundew Drive, Belleville, IL 62221).

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She was so very helpful as a Board Member of our
Rotary Club during my presidency. Especially while at the entry desk, during meetings, greeting members with her beautiful smile and her "Welcome to Beaverton Rotary". She was an outstanding Rotarian exemplifying "Service Above Self".
Marv Voss (Beaverton Rotary)
November 18th, 2011
Darlene, Your quiet demeanor and your soft smile will live forever in our hearts. Rest in peace my friend

ken dailey
ken dailey (friend)
November 12th, 2011
Darlene will be remembered for her genuine caring for others. She always had a word of encouragement, a helping hand or a warm smile to give. Her memory is certainly a beacon of light that will always shine in the hearts of those who knew her.
Sherre Calouri (friend)
November 12th, 2011
So full of life! So kind and friendly! So much laughter! This is how I remember Darlene. My heart goes out to Darlene's family and friends.
Anne Thompson (Rotary)
November 11th, 2011
Will always remember when Darlene and my wife without me put a toilet in doing our remodeling. Ever since then I called her every time that I had a problem with plumming. She used to say do not do that and leave $9 for the bottle......as time went on she said you still owe for the last time...or you are paid in advanced . She was always trustworthy, knowledgeable, laughed when appropriate..just a neat woman. It was always a pleasure to call her even if it was just to say hello. jack
Jack Bush (friend)
November 10th, 2011
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"Hello my friend & BEST Dog Mom ever! I've been thinking about you so much. I miss you more than words can express. Just wanted you to know I am thinking of you & that you are missed every day. Thank you for making such an impact on my life!"
Mindy Wilson
December 28th, 2013
"Darlene, I will never forget you and what a great friend you were to me and my dogs. Keeping you in my thoughts always."
Julia Pond
November 26th, 2012
"A year has come and gone and I still hear your voice (and laugh) in my ear. I know you know how much we all miss you. Stay in our hearts and in our thoughts - keep a eye on Jeffy and watch out for him."
Jayne Bond
November 26th, 2012
"Darlene, I will miss you terribly. Please find Peggy Sue and keep her with you and Boomer,Lucky, and Courtney. Rest in Peace, enjoy the grey ones that wait for us. Love, Teresa"
Teresa Byersdorf
November 12th, 2011
"Darlene, I will miss seeing your smiling face ringside. I appreciated all the support and encouragement you always shared. You were always so willing to share your time. I will miss you. Give all are weimy kids hugs and kisses."
susie shearer
November 11th, 2011
"Words...I have too many and I have none that express what I feel...sadness, loss..why??? Too soon gone..just tears nothing more. Bless you and keep you."
Helen Haddix
November 10th, 2011
"Darlene, Dear Friend ,Mentor, Cheerleader, gosh I could go on and on at everything you've been to me...I will miss you more than I could ever express. You've brought so much to Cary's and My lives. I Adore and Miss you, Wendy"
Wendy Gudmundson
November 10th, 2011
"Darlene, you've left us way too soon. The shows will never be the same without your smile. we will keep your memories warm. Give Boomer a kiss for us Liz & Gerry Bennett Nov 9th 2011"
Liz Bennett
November 10th, 2011
"Dearest Rocky, we had many great times, I especially remember the good times with you and Jeff at Champoeg - good food and wine. I miss you terribly. Have fun with Dick chasing our old Weims. I love you dearly, Darlene. Jane"
Jane Cooke
November 10th, 2011
"Darlene, Your Love lives on forever in each memory and thought. Thank you for the laughs, the smiles, the tears, the talks, the texts, your advice & most of all for being you. You touched my life in such a special way! Love you & Miss you ~"
Mindy Wilson
November 10th, 2011


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