Janet Butzer

Janet Butzer

Saturday, August 24th, 1935 - Monday, August 17th, 2020
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Janet Purdy Blaine (Margheim) Butzer passed away on August 17, 2020 at Flagstone Senior Living in The Dalles, Oregon. Janet was born on August 24, 1935 in Nemacolin, Pennsylvania to James and Mary Alderson. Jan graduated from Roosevelt High School in Portland, Oregon.

Jan was an avid bowler and won many bowling trophies in her younger years. She married Melvin Margheim, Sr. they remained happily married until his death in August of 1986. Janet dedicated her life to her family whom she loved very much. Jan worked at the Nordstorm Distribution center for over 20 years until her retirement in Portland, Oregon. She went on to married Walter Butzer whose death preceded her by only a few months.

Janet is preceded in death by her husbands, Melvin Margheim, and Walter Butzer; brother Hank Alderson; sisters, Helen Foss, Dorothy McCann, and Mae Rudee. She is survived by her brother Jim Alderson; sister, Peggy Dupraw; children Ronald (Kathy) Margheim, Mel (Cindy) Margheim, Mike (Kelly) Margheim, and Burt Margheim; 15 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and 19 nieces and nephews.

A private family graveside service will be held at Willamette National Cemetery on September 9th, 2020. The family will be holding a memorial service at a later date. Donations can be made out to the Alzheimer’s Association (C/O Andersons Tribute Center at 1401 Belmont Avenue, Hood River, Oregon 97031).

Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson's Tribute Center • Celilo Chapel 204 E. 4th Street, The Dalles, Oregon 97058. Visit to leave a note of condolence for the family.
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    Willamette National Cemetery
    11800 SE Mt. Scott Boulevard
    PORTLAND, OR 97086-6937
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Joshua Margheim

Posted at 09:18pm
You were an amazing person and I love you very much. I miss you but am happy that you are no longer suffering and will cherish all of the great memories that you leave with us all. My favorite memory of you is the time we all went camping and Uncle Slim and Aunt Lorraines property at Lake Billy Chinook when I was a kid. Always great times with you. Rest in Peace Gramma. ❤

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