June 19, 1924 – June 9, 2018
Maurice K. Butler ’52 was born on June 19, 1924, in Washougal, Washington, to Elbert Arthur Butler and Lucy Erma Cochran Butler. He passed away June 9, 2018, with his daughter Lorraine and son-in-law Alan at his bedside.
Dr. Butler was of the Seventh-day Adventist faith and attended Woodbury Seventh-day Adventist Church. He served as a mission doctor for 12 years in Mexico, where he established a nursing school, and 10 years in Africa, providing people with medical assistance.
A nature lover, master gardener, and linguist, he supported and furthered the education of young people. He volunteered throughout his life, providing medical care for the needy and educating people on health matters. He was also a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Dr. Butler was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia; his brother, Warren; his sister, Ruth Palmer; and half-brothers, Elwyn and Stanley.
He is survived by his children, Lorraine Humes (Alan), Lucy J. Fuller (B. Brooks), Daniel (Ellen), and Sylvia Fischer (Arnold); six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.