Important Notice

Originally published Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 01:14p.m.

Mary Ellen Butler, 94, of Cottonwood, Arizona, ran into the arms of Jesus on Jan. 21, 2019.

She was born on March 17, 1924, in Baltimore, Maryland, to George and Ruth Summers.

Mary retired from Sears and was a proud Hospice volunteer.

Her Lord and family were everything to her. Mary was a beautiful, Godly woman who will be missed by her family and all who knew her.

Mary was preceded in death by husbands, Richard Florida and Maurice Butler.

She is survived by son, Richard Florida of Flagstaff; daughters, Maureen Leahy (Bob) of Cottonwood and Sandra Tabeling of Cottonwood; grandchildren, Rick Vinson (Sarah), Levi Florida (Audie), and Brandi Schwartz; great-grandchildren, Travis Vinson, Allen Vinson, Sophia Vinson, Sacha Vinson, Aspen Sargent, Autumn Sargent and Kolt Florida; great-great-grandson, Brandt Vinson; and lots of nieces and nephews.

A private family celebration will be held at a later date. An online guestbook is available to sign at

Information provided by survivors.

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