January 19, 1929 ~ October 1, 2011
Doris June Strandberg Butler Fernandez
January 19, 1929 - October 1, 2011 With the gentle tones of wind chimes and her family by her side, Doris passed on peacefully to her next life in her beloved Redondo Beach home. After a childhood in Alhambra, CA, Doris began her adult life in marriage to Jim Butler; teaching was her first career and she was an accomplished piano player. She moved on in life and in love marrying Renee Fernandez, becoming a dedicated homemaker and discovering her creative side through poetry, music, storytelling, gardening and photojournalism. She was especially drawn to the practice of Reiki and made lifetime friends in many "circles." Doris is survived by her children, John Butler (Colleen), Ed Butler (Brigitte) and Terri Butler (Donnie Anderson); stepchildren Lynnette Keffer (Chuck), Stuart Gurnea (Nancy) and Virginia Schlies (Jim); grandchildren Catie, Molly, Ellen, Julien and Audrey Butler, Alex and Raymond (La Tanya) Keffer, Hillary Richardson, Quinn and Aaron Gurnea, Christopher Fruci ; great-grandchildren William and Duncan Keffer; loving nieces and nephews; and Mr. Wally, her four-legged companion. Please join us for a Celebration of Life on Saturday, October 22, 2011, 2:00, at McCormick's Mortuary, Redondo Beach. In lieu of flowers, please donate to any cancer-related charities, the Humane Society of the United States or the Vietnam Veterans of America.
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