Patrie Butler passed away on July 16, 2010, in Crescent City. A lifelong resident of Del Norte County, Patrie was born March 21, 1930, at Camp 12 in Crescent City. She was a Del Norte High School graduate, class of 1948, and in her later years, went back to college and received her Associate’s Degree.
At the age of 17, Patrie started her own band playing the drums and her father was the manger. She also enjoyed playing the piano. Patrie belonged to many organizations all her life. One of her favorite organizations was the Grange, where she served as Master several times. Patrie loved her hats, flowers, painting, crafts and had many other hobbies. Patrie loved life and people and will be loved and missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by her daughter Gorbette Ramos, son Harold Jones, and her two youngest daughters, Vada K. Berry and Lura Lee; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren, in addition to nieces, nephews and other relatives.