Age 80, of Roseburg, Oregon, passed away Sunday, January 5, 2014, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Springfield, Oregon. She was born September 1, 1933 in Earth, Texas to O.B. and Grace Digby. The Digby family moved to Roseburg, Oregon, where she graduated from Roseburg High School. Keta met the love of her life Stan Butzer and they were married in 1959. They were blessed with twin boys and later by a daughter. They were happily married for over 54 years. Her husband was employed by the government and they lived all over the United States. They moved at least six times, finally retiring in her home town of Roseburg, Oregon, in 1990. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt and will be greatly missed by all. Keta contributed her life, her love and encouragement to all she knew and loved. She was heavily involved in her church and her parents O.B. and Grace Digby were some of the original founders of the Garden Valley Church of Christ, where she was a faithful servant. At the time of her passing she was the oldest of the original founders. Keta’s interests included needle work, painting, writing, history, reading and traveling. She enjoyed many trips in their motor home from Florida to Mexico with her husband. Keta loved visiting with family and playing gift exchange games with the grandkids. Survivors include her husband, Stan Butzer of Roseburg, Oregon; sons, Michael Butzer and his wife Tracy of Aloha, Oregon; Mitchell Butzer and his wife Denie of Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho; daughter, Cynthia Crawford and her husband Greg of Boise, Idaho; grandchildren Andrew Butzer, David Crawford, Adam Butzer, Sherry Farley, Troy Butzer, Ryan Butzer, Kris Butzer, Roger Butzer, Ben Crawford and Rachel Butzer; great- grandson, Paxton Farley; niece, Sharon Jo Morris; nephews, Gary and Tal Calkins and many other family members. Keta was preceded in death by her parents, O.B. and Grace Digby; sister, Jean Calkins and a brother, Denton Talburt. She has filled our hearts with memories of love and life. We love her and miss her. Those who wish may pay their respects on Friday, January 10, 2014 from 3:00 pm until 7:00 pm at Wilson’s Chapel of the Roses. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 11, 2014 at the Garden Valley Church of Christ. Preacher Shawn Hart will officiate. Private interment will follow within the grounds of Roseburg Memorial Gardens. Please visit www.wilsonschapeloftherosesfh.com to leave the family fond memories and condolences.
KETA RAE BUTZER
- Douglas County commissioners table plan to charge fees to dump trash at landfill
- Roseburg teen in serious condition; two other county residents on the mend
- Roseburg woman cited in payroll theft
- Department of Human Services Senior Services office exits Douglas County health building
- Winston man accused of sex abuse asks to withdraw guilty plea