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Ralph Edgar Butler

September 11, 1946 — January 21, 2024


It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Ralph Edgar Butler, aka 12-Mile REB, on January 21, 2024. Ralph was born in Portland, Oregon on September 11, 1946.  At 17, he enlisted in the Marines and was deployed to Vietnam where he earned a Silver Star, Bronze Star, and Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Clusters amongst multiple other honors.

 He accomplished more in his 77 years than most could even dream. He loved conquering the impossible in the mountains, oceans, rivers, and in the skies. He was a Railroad Engineer, airplane pilot, boat captain, rock climber, hunter, World Champion Cowboy action shooter, rocket engineer, fisherman extraordinaire, and an all-around outdoorsman. However, he believed his most important accomplishment was his family and friends which he loved BIG. He was a husband to Patricia Jean for over 55 years, a father of 2, Rebecca Jean and Jennifer Christine, a grandfather of 5, David John Edgar, Christian Butler, Holland Rebekah, Kohlter Jude, Brodyn Pierce, and great-grandfather to Jamison Roan and Bronson Kane. He was our patriarch, our Superman, our hero, our ole’ GOAT.

 Ralph lived a beautiful life and anyone who has met and talked to him knows that he truly believed and lived by his motto: SUCCESS IS THE RESIDUE OF DESIGN.  

 Instead of flowers please place a donation in his name to the Disabled Veterans Association or Patricia Butler’s GoFundMe to assist her at this time.

Arrangements entrusted to Lindquist's Layton Mortuary, 1867 No. Fairfield Rd., Layton, Utah.

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