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Kenneth "Butch" Cotton Stephens

October 23, 1940 - July 18, 2011

U.S. Veteran

A memorial service will take place at a later date.

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Kenneth “Butch” Cotton Stephens, 70, of Sweet Home passed away Monday. He was born in Ronan, Montana to Kenneth and Helen (Barclay) Stephens.

Kenneth served in the United States Army from 1960 to 1963. After the military, he worked at Willamette Industries Griggs Divison for 26 years. He worked in concrete supply until retirement in 2005.

He married Lola Lutz on October 10, 1964. They lived in Lebanon until 1976 when they moved to Sweet Home.

Butch was an avid bowler. He loved to read westerns. He loved his farm animals and his dog ”Bubba.” Butch will be remembered as being quite a jokester. His quirky sayings gave us a laugh.

He is survived by: his wife, Lola; brothers, Gary (and wife Fran) Stephens and Sam Stephens; sister, Donna (and husband Art) Friesz, Lynn Dee (and husband Greg) Bauer, Judy (and husband Mike) Sherrell, Connie Shultz; sister-in-law, Jan (and husband Dan) Miner; brothers-in-law, John Lutz, Jerry (and wife Glenda) Lutz; and many nieces and nephews.

Kenneth was preceded in death by: his son, Roy David Stephens; father, Kenneth; mother, Helen (Barclay) Lutz; step-father, Carl Lutz; sister, Dorothy Smith; brothers, Van and Bill Stephens; and niece, Samantha Stephens.

A memorial service will take place at a later date.

Arrangements are under the direction of Sweet Home Funeral Chapel.