We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Blanchard Family Funeral Home
Linda Beth Butcher passed away unexpectedly after an intestinal blockage on September 10, 2021, in Fairbanks, Alaska. Beth was born September 24, 1941 in Jacksonville, Florida. Beth enjoyed living in Fairbanks for the last 15 years. She dearly loved the beauty of Alaska and especially cherished visits to Denali National Park.
Beth filled her days helping others. Over her years here she volunteered at several agencies in Fairbanks. Beth was happy, content and felt blessed to be with family and for the experiences she had.
From a young age, Linda Beth had a contemplative understanding of the nature of God - a Source experienced in the midst of unknowing. This gentle presence brought her peace while enduring many illnesses and challenges. She persisted in expressing love for her family and friends, and to those she served as an R.N. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by love of her life, Geoffrey Butcher, sons: Mark Butcher of Fairbanks and J. Laurence Butcher of Albuquerque, NM, grandchildren: Luke, John, Kate, Lauren, Christine, and Emily, great-grandchildren: Roslynn, Wallace, Harold, Adelaide, Teddy, Katie, Finn and Maggie.
She is preceded in death by her parents Donald and Alice Whelan and her sister Sherry Levin.
A memorial service, officiated by Pastor Dustin Lenz, will be broadcast on Zoom on Saturday, September 25 at 10:00 AM (Alaska Daylight Savings Time). Use this link for the service: **link can also be found on the Christ Lutheran Church, Fairbanks, AK website.
• Meeting ID: 996 903 5845. Password: allwelcome
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for contributions to ELCA World Hunger. Donations can be made directly to ELCA World Hunger or sent to Christ Lutheran Church, 1798 Iniakuk Ave, Fairbanks, AK, 99709. Please designate as a memorial for Beth Butcher. Blanchard Family Funeral Home is providing services.