Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1957

Sylvia Powell Butler SYLVIA JANE POWELL BUTLER, 78, passed away on April 1, 2017 in Stephenville, TX, with burial at Evergreen Cemetery in Ranger, TX. She was born July 10, 1938, in Gorman, TX & attended Ranger High School in the Class of 1957. Sylvia was known for her loving nature and generosity. She always thought of others first. She greatly loved God, her family, and her friends. Sylvia loved to talk, and she loved to laugh. There is a special place in heaven for military spouses, and Sylvia earned that place after marrying the love of her life, Robert "Bob" Butler, in March of 1955. She gave birth to their first son in a military hospital in Germany and their second son was born in a military hospital at Camp Wolters, TX. Sylvia supported her husband through many relocations and various deployments. After her husband's retirement from the Army, Sylvia worked alongside her husband (and other business partners) for many years as a co-owner of a number of businesses in the Ranger area: Bob's Premier, The Gusher, Boomtown Supper Club, The Sundance Club, Mini-Masters Miniature Golf, and Tumbleweed Club (Strawn, TX). Sylvia later worked for many years for Sally Beauty Supply in Ballwin, MO, and Kemah, TX. Sylvia was preceded in death by her husband, Robert "Bob" Butler in 1986. She lost her mother, Opal Glen (Cox) Poovey in 1992. Sylvia lost her father, William Robert Elton Powell, at an early age, when he was involved in a car accident in 1941. She also lost two stepfathers: Robert Aubrey Holliday (d. in 1957) and Howard Ray Poovey (d. in 2003). Sylvia is survived by her son, Robert Dale Butler (RHS-1975) and his wife Susan (Hamilton) Butler (RHS-1975) of Nanjemoy, MD, and her son, Richard Glenn Butler (RHS-1978) and his husband Joseph LaGasse of Stephenville, TX. Her grandchildren include: Kristin Irene Butler and her husband, Robert Thomas Jones; Robert Dale Butler, Jr.; Leslie Kay Newcomb; Randall Gene Butler; Ryan Glenn Butler; and Reed Gregory Butler. She is also survived by ten great-grandchildren; a brother, Robert D. Powell and his wife Dixie Powell of Meridian, MS; and, a favorite aunt, Ruth Ann (Cox) Lemmons of Cedar Hill, TX.