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Linda Butterfield

April 23, 1951 — December 8, 2021

Linda Kay Enabnit-Butterfield, 70, passed away from complications of COVID-19 on 8 December

2021. She was born on April 23rd, 1951 to Darwin and Maxine Kelly-Enabnit in Manchester,

Iowa. Linda grew up on her family farm near Ryan, Iowa and attended kindergarten through her Freshman year at St Patrick Catholic School.  She graduated from Delaware High School in Manchester, Iowa in 1969. She completed beauty school in Cedar Rapids Iowa and achieved an Associate Degree in

Business Administration later on in life. Her love of the mountains and skiing took her to

Colorado in the 1970s where she married and had two children, Christine & Shane Cauley.  This

marriage took her from Evergreen, Colorado, to Sugarland, Texas and then to Cheyenne,

Wyoming.  Her life revolved around her children and maintaining a home to be proud of. Upon

a divorce she worked at JC Penney in Cheyenne and it’s where she met and married Larry

Butterfield on November 8th, 1991. With this marriage came Lee, a son she loved as her own.

She continued hair styling in her home and was the rock for Larry during the remaining 14 years

of his military career. His rank of Chief Master Sergeant (E9) would not have been possible

without her love and support.  She loved skiing, dancing, styling people’s hair, and watching her

TV dramas. With her marriage to Larry she came to love camping, four wheeling, and

snowmobiling, and there were the casinos where she could pick out a winning machine just

about every time. She was a wonderful listener and a person who people were drawn to and

wanted to tell their story. Upon retirement in 2004, Linda and Larry moved into the mountain

cabin they built together in the Medicine Bow Mountains near Laramie, Wyoming. They lived

there in the summers and wintered in the Phoenix, Arizona area near her mother. In 2016, they

sold their cabin and became full time residents of Peoria, Arizona. Her life now turned to taking

care of her mother, insuring she made it to Church and was taken care of medically until her

passing in April 2021. Linda recently purchased a home in Prescott Valley, Arizona and was

excited about remodeling it and picking out her furniture. It was to be her dream home with

gardens in the back yard and an interior exactly how she wanted it. Linda was a caretaker and

grizzly bear like when it came to protecting her family. She will be greatly missed by all who

knew her. She is survived by her husband Larry; her daughter Christine (Joel) Miller; her beloved daughter in law Sarah Cauley; her step son Lee (Mystelle) Butterfield; her four grand-daughters, Audrey Boleyn, Jade, Bella, and Lily Butterfield.  In addition to her parents Darwin and Maxine, Linda was preceded in death by her, love of her life, son “Bear” Shane Patrick Cauley.  Catholic Mass will be held in her honor in her home town of Ryan Iowa, and a Memorial Service and Internment in Cheyenne Wyoming this coming Spring.

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