Morris Butterfield, 86, a longtime resident of Riverton and a prominent farmer, died peacefully at his home on October 5, 1990.
He was born in Riverton, Utah September 26, 1904, a son of Zacharriah and Isabell Jane Dansie Butterfield. He married Rosamond Holt on September 18, 1929 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. She preceded him in death on April 27, 1989. Morris attended school in Riverton and graduated from LDS High School and Jr. College in Salt Lake City where he was active in sports, holding many records in track.He was an active member of the LDS Church all of his life and served a German-Austrian LDS Mission, serving as District President from 1925-1928. As a High Priest in the West Jordan and Riverton LDS Stakes, he held various ward and stake positions besides filling two stake missions.
His accomplishments were numerous. He served as a board member for the Boy Scouts of Utah, President of the Riverton Pipeline Company, first secretary of the Riverton Town Board, an active member of the Republican Party and he ran for the State Legislature. He also served on the Beautification Committee for Salt Lake County and served on the Farm Home Administration for the federal government. He also served on the State Water Board and as a director on the Utah and Salt Lake Canal Company for 36 years. He was President of the Rarrus Mining and Smelting Co. for 40 years. Morris was a great rancher, farmer and businessman, holding state records in raising wheat, sugar beets and sheep.
He is survived by a son and daughter, Que V. Butterfield, Riverton; Mrs. David (Ardis) Jones, Sandy; five grandchildren, Mrs. Robert (Julie) Critchfield, Mrs. Nathan (Kathryn) Williams, Makell Jones, Jami Jones, Philip Jones and two great-grandsons, Clay and Devin Critchfield; sister and brother, Phyllis Butterfield and Lavelle Butterfield, both Riverton. Preceded in death by his wife, parents, three brothers and five sisters.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 10, 1990, at 12 Noon in the Riverton 2nd LDS Ward Chapel 12575 South 1700 West. Friends may call at Goff Mortuary 8090 So. State St., Midvale, Tuesday 6-8 P.M. or on Wednesday at the church from 10:45 A.M. to 11:45 A.M. Interment, Riverton City Cemetery.
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