Elizabeth Breese Butterfield
April 27, 1933 — May 19, 2015
Elizabeth Breese Butterfield was born to eternal life surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at the age of 82. She was born April 27, 1933, in Waukesha, the daughter to Dudley Garreaux and Janet Jacob Butterfield.
She attended the University of Colorado in Boulder and married Earl Denny on November 27, 1953, in Wauwatosa.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Nancy (Butterfield) Bunting.
She is survived by Earl and her daughters, Janet Ashley, Nancy Denny Jensen, Mary (David) Magoon, Margaret (John) Carley, Lynn (Steve) Milner, Elizabeth Denny, and Judith (Chris) Petterson. She is also survived by her grandchildren Christopher (Susan) Stark, John Ryan (Alysia) Carley, Cailin Carley, Ashley (Kyle) Pershon, Sydney Jensen, Lauren Carley, Maxwell Jensen, Justin Magoon, Christian Petterson, and Anna Petterson. She is also survived by her great-granddaughters, Julia and Jillian Stark.
Elizabeth devoted her life to raising her daughters and inspiring them to be strong, loving and giving.
Visitation will be held at Becker Ritter Funeral Home, 14075 W. North Ave., Brookfield, on Friday, May 22, from 9:30 to 11:00 AM, followed by a noon Mass of Christian Burial at St. John Vianney Church, 1755 N. Calhoun Road, Brookfield. Graveside services will follow at Prairie Home Cemetery, Waukesha.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to St. John Vianney Parish. The family is especially grateful to this parish for their ministry to Elizabeth through the years.
Becker Ritter Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 262-782-5330 or visit online at www.beckerritter.com.