Elva Mae Butterfield, 88 yeas of age and a longtime Hoquiam, Washington area resident, died on Saturday, December 21, 2013, at Grays Harbor Health and Rehabilitation Center in Aberdeen, Washington. She was born on September 15, 1925, in Port Angels, Washington to David S. and Lillian M. (Balcomb) Jacobs.
The family moved to Auburn, Washington when she was a child and there she attended school.
Elva was married to Clifford E. Butterfield.
They resided in Port Angeles for a few years and there she was a volunteer cook at the P.A. Senior Center. They moved to Seattle where she lived for 16 years and there she was an inspector for a burlap sack manufacturing company.
Elva then came to the Hoquiam area where she had since resided. She was employed as a cook for the Spar, the Smoke Shop and the Sunshine Deli.
She enjoyed traveling about the West Coast area as well as hunting, fishing and clam digging with her husband.
Her survivors include two sons, Donald Butterfield of Tukwila and Kenneth Butterfield of Hoquiam; three daughters, Mary Ann Kohler of Olympia, Ginny Yunt of Sequim and Linda Solorio of Tacoma; numerous grandchildren; great grandchildren; and other relatives.
Elva was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford E. Butterfield; her sons, Ernie, Clifford, Robert and Thomas Butterfield as well as a daughter, Lillian Stenzel.
Visitation will be from 2 pm until 4 pm on Saturday, December 28, 2013, at the Coleman Mortuary, 422 - 5th Street in Hoquiam. Private inurnment will be held at a later date in Seattle.
Please take a few moments to record your thoughts for the family by signing the on-line register at www.colemanmortuary.net.