Jean Elizabeth Butler Dawson




Jean Elizabeth Butler Dawson
South Jordan, Utah-Jean Elizabeth
Butler Dawson was born January 22, 1922
in Washington, D.C., the second child and
daughter of Frederick Slater Butler and
Irene Golden Bastin Butler. Her family
eventually included two sisters and four
brothers.

Jean graduated from
Anacostia High
School
in Washington, where she was valedictorian of her senior class.
Following graduation, she began working as a legal secretary. Two years
later, she began a long career as a civilian secretary for the United States
Department of the Navy, working first in the Main Navy Building and
later at the Pentagon. She retired after 30 years with the Navy.

She married Edwin Gerard Dawson on April 9, 1946. In 1971, she  and
her husband moved to San Mateo, California. After her husband
suffered a series of strokes and began living in a care facility, she moved
to live with her son and daughter-in-law South Jordan, Utah, until her
death on October 30, 2013.

She is survived by her son Stephen Edwin (Julia Robinson), and a
brother, Richard Butler, who lives in Florida. Jean also leaves four
grandchildren. Stephen Robinson (Chip), of South Jordan, Utah;
Douglas Adamson, South Jordan, Utah; Travis Russell, (Melissa) of Salt
Lake City, Utah; and Amy Elizabeth Dawson Barnes (Orrin) of  
Tehachapi, California.

She also is survived by ten great-grandchildren, Andrew (Travis), Abby
(Chip), Hannah (Amy), Alan (Doug), Quinn (Chip), Natalie (Travis),
Sarah (Amy), Madeline (Chip), Ryan (Amy), and Jane (Chip).

Visitation will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints,
9750 South 2200 West, South Jordan, on Saturday, November 9, at
11:00 am, with a Memorial Service at noon.

Jean will be interred at the South Jordan City Memorial Park.

Online condolences may be shared at
www.jenkin-soffe.com