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Age 43

Date of Death May 27, 2014

Place of Death Kalamazoo, Michigan

Service Details

The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at the Hohner Funeral Home.
Private interment will take place Sunday, June 1, 2014 in Moorepark Cemetery, Moorepark Road, Three Rivers, MI.

Obituary Notice

Tracey Lynn (Lewis) Butler, age 43, of Three Rivers, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at the Borgess Medical Center. She was born in Vicksburg, MI.; the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas and Linda (Foster) Lewis.
Tracey graduated from Vicksburg High School with the class of 1988. She then furthered her education at Davenport College and Cooley Law School. On May 30, 1998 she married Mr. Patric Butler. Tracey worked for the St. Joseph County Child Protective Services as a Special Investigator and Friend of the Court for many years until her illness. Her first love is her family, and she also enjoyed gardening, reading, the outdoors especially hiking, canoeing, camping, Bronco trail riding, and fishing. She fought tirelessly for children’s rights throughout her career.
She leaves to cherish her loving memory, her husband, Patric “Pat” Butler, of Three Rivers and their daughter, Diana Butler; parents, Douglas and Linda Lewis, of Scotts, MI.; two brothers, Russell (Elaine) Lewis, of Vicksburg, MI. and their children Kyle & Jamie Lewis, and Richard “Rick” Lewis, of Kalamazoo, MI.; mother-in-law, Gloria Butler of Portage, MI, one brother-in-law, Mike (Dee) Butler, and their daughter, Michele (David) Rigozzi and their son David V, of Vicksburg, MI.; several aunts, uncles, cousins, and many, many friends.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Memorials may be donated to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Envelopes available at the Hohner Funeral Home.



Condolence Messages(22)
Think of you all and wishing you peace.

Deborah Johnson gave their condolences on 5/28/2014 at 6:57 AM


Thoughts and prayers for the family. She will be missed.

Roger and Amy Stahl gave their condolences on 5/28/2014 at 8:16 AM


"You got this!" Thanks so much Tracey. Peace to you.

Mark and Brenda Lewis gave their condolences on 5/28/2014 at 8:24 AM


My prayers and sympathy are with you all

Crystall Lutes gave their condolences on 5/28/2014 at 8:38 AM


Thoughts and Prayers for you and your family.

Cathy Vidi gave their condolences on 5/28/2014 at 9:08 AM


My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

Chris Shelton gave their condolences on 5/28/2014 at 1:57 PM


Someone as special as Tracey will never be forgotten. She will remain in our hearts forever. With our love and deepest sympathy.

Monica, SBH Group. gave their condolences on 5/28/2014 at 3:02 PM


So sorry to read of Tracey's illness and death. Many people have benefited from her efforts to help them. She is missed. Having lost family to illness I wanted to send my sympathy by way of a scripture. We are never alone when we approach Our Creator in prayer. Psalm 55:22 says: "God will sustain us and never let us fall." When overwhelmed with grief please remember that Our Creator can calm hearts and ease emotions when no one else can.

Cathy Taylor gave their condolences on 5/28/2014 at 3:36 PM


You Have left us way too soon...such a sweet person We will miss you!!!

Karen Gingerich gave their condolences on 5/28/2014 at 4:33 PM


I never met you in person yet you still managed to touch my heart. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. SBH Group

Jaya Varsani gave their condolences on 5/28/2014 at 4:46 PM


I am remembering the afternoon Pat brought you to meet us. He was like a peacock. No words just that grin. Standing up for you at your wedding. Crying with you when my girls got married. Strong an Beautiful. You will always be with me, my friend

Brenda gave their condolences on 5/28/2014 at 7:11 PM


My beautiful Tracey....my thoughts and love go out to your family,I will miss you more than words can say so in true Auzzie fashion from last we talked your a Bloody Rippa of a Sheila & I love you.

Tanya Adams gave their condolences on 5/28/2014 at 7:22 PM


We were so lucky to meet such a wonderful person. We will always remember your beautiful smile. Rest in peace. Our condolences to Pat & Diana & all who loved her!

Mark & Diana gave their condolences on 5/28/2014 at 9:04 PM


God saw you getting tired And a cure was not to be So he put His arms around you And whispered "Come to me." With tearful eyes we watched you As you slowly slipped away And though we loved you dearly We couldn't make you stay. Your golden heart stopped beating Your tired hands put to rest God broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes the best. You will forever be in our hearts Tra! Love you!

Cherie Tuttle gave their condolences on 5/28/2014 at 9:24 PM


My heart aches with grief to lose such a wonderful and true friend. It brings tears to my eyes and sadness to my soul when I think of never being able to share a laugh or a cry with you again. But it brings smiles to my face and joy to my heart when I think of all the wonderful memories that we shared. I will choose to not let cancer blur my memories of you, but rather to remember you as the wonderful, giving, compassionate, and witty friend that you were. I look forward to the day that we can pick up where we left off…over long talks, lots of laughs, and cocktails. Love ya girl!!

Michelle VanderBor gave their condolences on 5/29/2014 at 3:24 PM


Words cannot express how very sorry we are about Tracey. We will always remember Halloween with the kids when they were little. So glad we were able to know her! Thinking of the family during this terribly sad time.

Rick and Amy Manchester gave their condolences on 5/29/2014 at 4:28 PM


I met Tracey at the Cancer Center. Both of us in treatment for BC, beautifully bald and cracking jokes. Tracey had a lovely smile, a beautiful strength about her and a delightful sense of humor. I only wish I had known her better. My heart aches for your loss of this beautiful woman. Peace be with you.

Jeri Shuler gave their condolences on 5/29/2014 at 9:13 PM


So sorry, you & family are in our thoughts & prayers.

Mike & Cindy Waldon gave their condolences on 5/30/2014 at 9:41 AM


Ah Tracey you were a beautiful friend..I hope you have found peace

Sandra Golden gave their condolences on 6/1/2014 at 10:49 AM


I'm sad to hear of your passing. You are a wonderful person and mother. I will miss you my friend, rest in peace!

gladis houts gave their condolences on 6/1/2014 at 12:20 PM


Our thoughts and prayers are with Pat and Diana. Tracey did wonderful things for kids with special needs. We will miss seeing her at school and Special Olympic events.

Travis and Maggie Mead gave their condolences on 6/1/2014 at 12:57 PM


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Umair Bhi gave their condolences on 12/21/2015 at 1:15 AM

Age 43

Date of Death May 27, 2014

Place of Death Kalamazoo, Michigan

Service Details

The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at the Hohner Funeral Home.
Private interment will take place Sunday, June 1, 2014 in Moorepark Cemetery, Moorepark Road, Three Rivers, MI.

Obituary Notice

Tracey Lynn (Lewis) Butler, age 43, of Three Rivers, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at the Borgess Medical Center. She was born in Vicksburg, MI.; the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas and Linda (Foster) Lewis.
Tracey graduated from Vicksburg High School with the class of 1988. She then furthered her education at Davenport College and Cooley Law School. On May 30, 1998 she married Mr. Patric Butler. Tracey worked for the St. Joseph County Child Protective Services as a Special Investigator and Friend of the Court for many years until her illness. Her first love is her family, and she also enjoyed gardening, reading, the outdoors especially hiking, canoeing, camping, Bronco trail riding, and fishing. She fought tirelessly for children’s rights throughout her career.
She leaves to cherish her loving memory, her husband, Patric “Pat” Butler, of Three Rivers and their daughter, Diana Butler; parents, Douglas and Linda Lewis, of Scotts, MI.; two brothers, Russell (Elaine) Lewis, of Vicksburg, MI. and their children Kyle & Jamie Lewis, and Richard “Rick” Lewis, of Kalamazoo, MI.; mother-in-law, Gloria Butler of Portage, MI, one brother-in-law, Mike (Dee) Butler, and their daughter, Michele (David) Rigozzi and their son David V, of Vicksburg, MI.; several aunts, uncles, cousins, and many, many friends.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Memorials may be donated to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Envelopes available at the Hohner Funeral Home.


Condolence Messages(22)
Think of you all and wishing you peace.

Deborah Johnson gave their condolences on 5/28/2014 at 6:57 AM


Thoughts and prayers for the family. She will be missed.

Roger and Amy Stahl gave their condolences on 5/28/2014 at 8:16 AM


"You got this!" Thanks so much Tracey. Peace to you.

Mark and Brenda Lewis gave their condolences on 5/28/2014 at 8:24 AM


My prayers and sympathy are with you all

Crystall Lutes gave their condolences on 5/28/2014 at 8:38 AM


Thoughts and Prayers for you and your family.

Cathy Vidi gave their condolences on 5/28/2014 at 9:08 AM


My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

Chris Shelton gave their condolences on 5/28/2014 at 1:57 PM


Someone as special as Tracey will never be forgotten. She will remain in our hearts forever. With our love and deepest sympathy.

Monica, SBH Group. gave their condolences on 5/28/2014 at 3:02 PM


So sorry to read of Tracey's illness and death. Many people have benefited from her efforts to help them. She is missed. Having lost family to illness I wanted to send my sympathy by way of a scripture. We are never alone when we approach Our Creator in prayer. Psalm 55:22 says: "God will sustain us and never let us fall." When overwhelmed with grief please remember that Our Creator can calm hearts and ease emotions when no one else can.

Cathy Taylor gave their condolences on 5/28/2014 at 3:36 PM


You Have left us way too soon...such a sweet person We will miss you!!!

Karen Gingerich gave their condolences on 5/28/2014 at 4:33 PM


I never met you in person yet you still managed to touch my heart. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. SBH Group

Jaya Varsani gave their condolences on 5/28/2014 at 4:46 PM


I am remembering the afternoon Pat brought you to meet us. He was like a peacock. No words just that grin. Standing up for you at your wedding. Crying with you when my girls got married. Strong an Beautiful. You will always be with me, my friend

Brenda gave their condolences on 5/28/2014 at 7:11 PM


My beautiful Tracey....my thoughts and love go out to your family,I will miss you more than words can say so in true Auzzie fashion from last we talked your a Bloody Rippa of a Sheila & I love you.

Tanya Adams gave their condolences on 5/28/2014 at 7:22 PM


We were so lucky to meet such a wonderful person. We will always remember your beautiful smile. Rest in peace. Our condolences to Pat & Diana & all who loved her!

Mark & Diana gave their condolences on 5/28/2014 at 9:04 PM


God saw you getting tired And a cure was not to be So he put His arms around you And whispered "Come to me." With tearful eyes we watched you As you slowly slipped away And though we loved you dearly We couldn't make you stay. Your golden heart stopped beating Your tired hands put to rest God broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes the best. You will forever be in our hearts Tra! Love you!

Cherie Tuttle gave their condolences on 5/28/2014 at 9:24 PM


My heart aches with grief to lose such a wonderful and true friend. It brings tears to my eyes and sadness to my soul when I think of never being able to share a laugh or a cry with you again. But it brings smiles to my face and joy to my heart when I think of all the wonderful memories that we shared. I will choose to not let cancer blur my memories of you, but rather to remember you as the wonderful, giving, compassionate, and witty friend that you were. I look forward to the day that we can pick up where we left off…over long talks, lots of laughs, and cocktails. Love ya girl!!

Michelle VanderBor gave their condolences on 5/29/2014 at 3:24 PM


Words cannot express how very sorry we are about Tracey. We will always remember Halloween with the kids when they were little. So glad we were able to know her! Thinking of the family during this terribly sad time.

Rick and Amy Manchester gave their condolences on 5/29/2014 at 4:28 PM


I met Tracey at the Cancer Center. Both of us in treatment for BC, beautifully bald and cracking jokes. Tracey had a lovely smile, a beautiful strength about her and a delightful sense of humor. I only wish I had known her better. My heart aches for your loss of this beautiful woman. Peace be with you.

Jeri Shuler gave their condolences on 5/29/2014 at 9:13 PM


So sorry, you & family are in our thoughts & prayers.

Mike & Cindy Waldon gave their condolences on 5/30/2014 at 9:41 AM


Ah Tracey you were a beautiful friend..I hope you have found peace

Sandra Golden gave their condolences on 6/1/2014 at 10:49 AM


I'm sad to hear of your passing. You are a wonderful person and mother. I will miss you my friend, rest in peace!

gladis houts gave their condolences on 6/1/2014 at 12:20 PM


Our thoughts and prayers are with Pat and Diana. Tracey did wonderful things for kids with special needs. We will miss seeing her at school and Special Olympic events.

Travis and Maggie Mead gave their condolences on 6/1/2014 at 12:57 PM


The agents of the property business are occupying good and sound position in the lives of the common citizens. The visits and informative element of essay writing service are significant and excellent in all conditions and terminologies.

Umair Bhi gave their condolences on 12/21/2015 at 1:15 AM