Bart Richard Butterfield
06/22/2021

We are saddened to announce the passing of Bart Richard Butterfield, age 61, passed away June 22, 2021. Bart was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on February 16, 1960, to Dona Lee Cook and Richard Aaron Butterfield.

Bart was the only son along with 4 sisters that was born to Dona Lee Cook and Richard Aaron Butterfield. Bart graduated from West High in Salt Lake City in 1976 and continued onto college at Utah State in Logan, Utah on a golf scholarship. After college, he ventured into building his own carpet cleaning company. His hard work and dedication to his customers and property managers resulted in a very reputable company. An added bonus to a great business was the friendships that he built with the staff at all of the properties that he did work for. His business was his life and was the light of his life. He always said that he was in business to make friends not money and somedays this was truly the way it was! He was always just showing up with little gifts for people for no reason other than to see them smile. He was such a giving person all the time.

When his time wasn’t being spent cleaning carpets, he enjoyed working in his yard (which was amazing!), camping, fishing and making bets on sports in Mesquite or just a friendly bet with his friends. Many days were spent cheering for the Denver Broncos or the Utah Utes! He was a huge sports fan and could always find a game to make a little bet on.

Bart also had 2 more little guys that filled his time in his life. He had 2 Shih Tzu’s, Gizmo and Jax.  Those 2 little dogs brought so much happiness to him. He spent many days walking them in his neighborhood or at the park. Those dogs were so spoiled! He would wrap treats individually at Christmas time and pile them under the tree for them to go and get a present anytime they wanted. This was the kind of person Bart was.

Bart’s time on earth was cut so short and we are so saddened that we didn’t have more time with him. We had more bets to make and many more fish to catch, but heaven must have needed him a little earlier than we planned for him. Bart will be so truly missed by so many people that knew him. He was loved by so many friends and family.

Bart was survived by the love of his life, Wendy Anderson and her children, Jace (Tessa) Anderson, Kristopher Anderson, Brandon (Noelle) Anderson, and his son, Blake Butterfield. His sisters that he was survived by are Paula (Keith) Rushton, Sherry (Dick) Griffiths and Tina (David) Ainscough. Grandchildren, Jacelynn Anderson, Cambria Anderson, Willow Anderson and Briella Butterfield. Preceded in death by his father, Richard Aaron Butterfield, his mother, Dona Lee Christiansen and his sister, Vicky Butterfield.

Visitation for Bart will be on Saturday, June 26, 2021, 9:30 – 10:30 am at Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S Bluff Street, St. George, Utah.

Funeral service will be held Saturday, 26, 2021, 11:00 am at Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S Bluff Street in St George, Utah

Friends and family who are unable to attend are invited to view the funeral service online by clicking on the link below.

http://webcast.funeralvue.com/events/viewer/56134

A graveside service will follow at Tonaquint Cemetery 1777 S Dixie Dr in St George, Utah.

Arrangements are being made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S Bluff Street, St. George, Utah. Friends and family are invited to sign his online guestbook at www.spilsburymortuary.com.

Services

Visitation

9:30 – 10:30 am
06/26/2021

Second Visitation

Services

11:00 am
06/26/2021

Address

Spilsbury Mortuary Chapel
110 S. Bluff
St. George, UT

Cemetery

12:00 noon
06/26/2021

Guest Book

8 Responses

  1. It is hard to see Bart’s picture here but his laughter and demeanor will be with us forever. He was such a great friend to many and we will sadly miss his contagious living style. He was in business to make friends, and that he certainly did. And my last bet with him followed by “Don’t bet against Brady, Dennis”
    Truly missing one of our best friends.
    Leanne and Dennis Copyak

  2. Bart was the most loving, enthusiastic and helpful guy that I have ever know. His warm and friendly ways will certainly be missed by anyone who has ever met him..

  3. So sad and will sorely miss you Bart. You were a true patriot of this great country and I am going to miss our laughs and vent sessions about what is going on in this world. You were always so friendly to everyone and so generous. I’m glad you’re no longer suffering my friend. You are in a better place. Watch out for the rest of us and keep fighting on the other side. Miss you and love you.

  4. I’m going to miss Bart walking into our office with that huge smile of his. He would sit and tell us all about his crazy adventures. Like the time he went to Mexico and they held his tooth as collateral. He would have us laughing for hours. Bart you were such a kind man. I’m thankful you’re no longer in pain.

    Love & Prayers
    Lisa

  5. Gone way to soon…..I will miss you my friend! Your big smile and funny stories were something that I always looked forward to. Thank you for your generosity and friendship for the past 20 years. I will miss hearing all about your many adventures. You were such a bright light in this world and I know that Heaven will be a brighter place with you in it. Until we meet again…..
    RIP
    Angie

  6. I certainly have fond memories of growing up with Bart. He was so good at everything he did and always made us laugh! He and the Butterfield’s were a big part of my childhood and the funnest house to play at… It saddens me to say that I haven’t spoke to Bart is some 40+ years as we went in different directions in High School. So sad to hear of his passing and sounds like he will be missed. Till we meet again Bart!
    Love and Prayers,
    Rick Young and Family

  7. I just learned of Bart’s passing and sorry to learn that he passed so quickly. I would have attended his funeral if I had known. Bart was a good neighbor and brightened the neighborhood
    with the loving care he gave his property. He was a young man, and I am sorry for his passing

  8. I just learned of Bart’s passing and sorry to learn that he passed so quickly. I would have attended his funeral if I had known. Bart was a good neighbor and brightened the neighborhood
    with the loving care he gave his property. He was a young man, and I am sorry for his passing

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