Ruth Butcalis

Ruth S. Butcalis, 95, of Pine Bluff, Ark., passed away Monday, August 12, 2013, at Trinity Village Medical Center.

She was born May 27, 1918, in Grant County, Arkansas, to Charlie and Katharine Lowman Sallee.

Her family moved to Pine Bluff when she was a small child, where she attended Watson Chapel and Pine Bluff schools.

She had worked for Dillard’s, before retiring as a sales clerk.

Mrs. Butcalis enjoyed camping and working in her flower garden.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, the Pine Bluff Porcelain Artists and Union Community Club.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Tony F. Butcalis, whom she married on March 02, 1935, in Pine Bluff; her parents; Charlie Sallee and Katharine Lowman Sallee Boyce; stepfather, D. W. Boyce; brother, Raymond Sallee and a nephew, William H. Waldron.

Survivors include a sister, Edna Earle Waldron of Pine Bluff; a nephew, James A. Waldron, MD of Little Rock and a host of grand and great-grand nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Wednesday, 4-6 p.m. at Robinson’s.

Graveside services by Ralph Robinson & Son will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, August 15, 2013, in Graceland Cemetery with Reverend Dean Clausing officiating.

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