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76, passed away gracefully in her Palmdale home of 22 years on May 15, 2011, of cancer. She was born March 26, 1935, in Wilmington, Delaware to her parents, David and Helen Piguet. She enjoyed a rich childhood with her three sisters, Shirley (Piguet) Johnston, Mary Helen (Piguet) Bennet and Sarah (Piguet) Olson. Shortly after graduating from USC with a B.A. in Sociology she married Paul R. Butterfield. After devoting countless hours as a social worker she chose to leave BUTTERFIELD (PIGUET), Elaine Agnew her beloved profession to become a full time mother. Throughout her life she dedicated herself to her family and to people; her sacrifices have blessed the lives of many. As an avid volunteer she associated with a number of organizations like the PTA, YWCA, Head Start and the Presbyterian Church. In her church she was very active Ð her immense faith, example and love of God will forever stay in the hearts of those who knew her. Elaine is survived by her husband of 53 years, Paul R. Butterfield, children: Patricica (Butterfield) Tooker (husband Norm Tooker), William Butterfield, Mary (Butterfield) Wininger, Frank Butterfield (wife Sue); 10 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; two sisters; and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, June 4, 2011, at the Lancaster Presbyterian Church, 1661 Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster, Calif., with a reception following the service. We thank God for blessing us with the life of Grandma Butterfield Ð a woman who knew how to live, love and laugh. You may email your condolences to Chapel of the Valley Mortuary, Palmdale.

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