Jan. 16, 1929-June 9, 2005
Hal passed away Thursday, June 9, 2005. He was born Jan. 16, 1929, in Morgan, Utah, the son of Newell Bailey and Lillian Rich Butters. He married his high school sweetheart, Ava Beverly King on April 15, 1950, in Green River, Wyo. Shortly after his marriage, Hal left for Fort Campbell, Ky., where he was a member of the 141st Tank Battalion Company C. Hal graduated from Elgin Watch College in Elgin, Illi., and returned to Green River to pursue his interest in watches and jewelry. A short time later he followed his two brothers to Bountiful and started Hal's Jewelry. Hal received special honors as Outstanding Businessman 1962. He held many business positions in the Bountiful community and contributed to the business success of downtown Bountiful. Hal loved the outdoors and spending time with his family. Hal was a kind and sincere man who touched the hearts of many people. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. He has a family that loves him dearly.
Hal is survived by his wife of 55 years, Ava; two daughters, Debbie (Dave) Layman; Dana (Mark) Newman; and one son Todd (Gia) Butters; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; brother, Kay R. Butters and sister, Donnette Peterson.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 14, 2005, at 1 p.m. at the Russon Brothers Bountiful Mortuary, 295 North Main, where friends called from 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. prior to services. Interment, Bountiful City Cemetery. Online guest book at www.russon
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the American Diabetes Association, 340 East 400 South, SLC, Utah 84111.