After a long and very courageous battle with cancer, Guy Butterbaugh passed away at his home on Thursday, February 16, 2023.
Guy was born on December 30, 1955 in Grand Junction, Colorado. His first 18 years of life brought him to Grand Junction, Riffle and Gunnison Colorado, where he graduated from Gunnison High School. Through his time in Riffle and Gunnison, Guy built friendships with people who would ultimately become lifelong friends and with whom he would create unforgettable memories.
Guy moved to Southern Oregon in the late 70’s and later met his soon to be wife of 43 years. From there he began forging his life as a loving partner, devoted and proud Dad of two beautiful daughters who he loved beyond measure.
In 1984, Guy moved to Salt Lake City, UT where he began his career in the oil and gas industry. He spent the majority of his 37-year career in Sales. Guy was incredibly smart and had an ability to learn and excel at anything he set his sights on. His intelligence, coupled with an unforgettable personality was a natural combination for a successful career and personal accomplishments. Not to mention, again, the numerous friendships he made along the way.
Some of his happiest times were spent fishing. He loved being out, bright and early on the lake “slaying fish”. A very special thank you from his family for all the friends from his home in Lava Hot Springs for spending fishing time with him during his recent health battles. Fishing with the guys and time spent with his family and friends were the best moments of his life.
More than anything, Guy loved to have fun and he consistently brought his unique sense of humor with him wherever he went. If you didn’t get a sense of his approach to life through his signature “statement shirts” you quickly gained insight after just a few minutes of conversation. His wit and humor will undoubtably be one of the things we will all remember and miss the most about him.
Guy was preceded in death by his son Brian James , father, Clifford Butterbaugh, mother, Phyllis (McClannahan – Butterbaugh) Rhoda, step-father, Al Rhoda and his paternal grand-parents, Walt and Gertrude Butterbaugh, and maternal grand-parents, Mose and Pansy McClannahan.
He is survived by his wife Jackie, daughters Angela Hill and Natalie (David) Manke, grandchildren Zen, Corey, Dominik, Payton, Jameson and Kashton, brother Jon Butterbaugh and his fur kids Arya and Archie.
A Celebration of Life, open to friends and family, will be held in his memory at 2:30 pm on Saturday, March 4, 2023 at Eight Settler’s Distillery in the Library Room @ 7321 S Canyon Centre Pkwy, Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121. This will be a time of celebration of the impact Guy had on the lives of those he touched and a time to share and laugh. Just like we have always done when we were with him.
We love you Guy – You were a Once in a Lifetime and nothing will ever be the same without you here with us.Service Information
Celebration of Life
March 4, 2023 at 2:30 PM
7321 S Canyon Centre Pkwy, Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121