Robert A. Butterfield

Robert A. Butterfield

Dec 7, 1946 – Jul 19, 2017

Preceded in death by parents, Robert and Betty Butterfield; sister, Jeri Curtis.  Survived by wife, Vivian; daughter, Rebecca Butterfield-Mason (Chris); son, Paul Butterfield; grandson, Roman Mason; sister, Carol Thiessen (Bob); step-granddaughters: Taylor Raymond, Lauren Raymond, and Kingsley Raymond.

The family will receive friends Friday, July 28th from 5pm to 8pm at the Bel Air Chapel, 12100 W. Center Rd.  MEMORIAL SERVICE Saturday, July 29th at 1pm, Bel Air Chapel.  Memorials may be directed to the family for designation later.




  • Steve Pruett Posted July 20, 2017 6:52 pm

    Sorry for your loss.

  • Gary and Kathy Bergman Posted July 20, 2017 9:00 pm

    So sad to hear this Vivian….God Bless

  • Jim & Cathy Hoover Posted July 20, 2017 9:43 pm

    So sad,our thoughts are with all of Bob’s family

  • Laura Thomas Posted July 20, 2017 9:50 pm

    Sorry for your loss. R.I.P. Bob

  • MARK & ANNI BRANDT Posted July 20, 2017 10:14 pm

    Bob was the BEST OF THE BEST !! WE ARE TRULY BLESSED to have known Bob & to be able to call him friend. He was truly one of the most righteous man I have ever met in my life and a pillar in our Motorcycle community. MAY BOB ride that Golden Highway in the Sky and watch over all of us !!

    • Cole Henery Posted July 29, 2017 8:31 am

      It is A Very Sad Day In The Motorcycle World. Luv u and Miss You Guys!

  • Ron McKain Posted July 20, 2017 10:38 pm

    Sending out my deepest sympathy, to the Butterfield family, Bob is and was a great man, one of the nicest guys I have known, may he ride the endless highway, along with all the others that have known him, he will never be forgotten

  • Chuck & Lindi Bokamper Posted July 20, 2017 11:43 pm

    Viv and family, Lynn and I are so sorry for your loss of Bob. I have such great memories of him from my childhood and more. Bob was kind to his young cousin. He would take me along on evening rides with his buddies when we would come out from California to visit. Later when we were older, and Lynn and I would visit, we would go to have pizza and beer and make an entire evening of it. He has left me with great memories, and for that I am greatful and blessed that I knew him.

  • Kimberly Hamilton Posted July 21, 2017 5:01 am

    It broke my heart when I heard the news of Bob’s passing. I could always stop into his shop for anything I needed or my father Bill Hamilton needed. Now you and my dad can ride free in the sky! Rest easy….

  • Vanessa Grove Posted July 21, 2017 5:43 am

    My heart is heavy with sadness.

  • Nate Posted July 21, 2017 8:16 am

    I can’t say anything…

    • Nate Posted July 21, 2017 8:24 am

      All I do is cry…

  • John (Smoky) Gier Posted July 21, 2017 10:31 am

    My deepest condolences to Vivian and family. Bob and Vivian and I became friends just after High School. You two were such an awesome couple then and forever. Fond memories of good times include coming home after work and finding Bob and Vivian visiting my mom in the kitchen over coffee. I would say, hey, lets go ride. But they would say, you go ahead, we’re busy visiting your mom right now. The world just won’t be the same. Best wishes to you, Vivian and your family. I met Rebecca once when I was at the shop and she brought her dad some homemade cookies. God bless you.

  • Joann delashmutt Posted July 21, 2017 11:18 am

    Wonderful person

  • Doug and Kelly wilkening Posted July 21, 2017 1:11 pm

    Vivian, family and Breeze.So sorry for your loss.Bob will be greatly missed by all.

  • Michelle “Shell” Spies Posted July 21, 2017 1:38 pm

    Heartbroken. My prayers and sympathy to Vivian, family, Breeze, and Vanessa. Love to you all.

  • Carlene Cheney Posted July 21, 2017 1:40 pm

    Craig and I will miss you dearly friend. You are an amazing man with so much knowledge about bikes and life that it is frightening! Ride forever free until we are all together again!

  • Rick Erben Posted July 21, 2017 2:12 pm

    One of the real people; boundless knowledge and grace. It was a pleasure and inspiration to know him. The passing of a loved one is a difficult bridge. My heartfelt sympathies go to his family and circle of friends. His memory will live on.

  • Randy Thatcher Posted July 21, 2017 9:57 pm

    Viv, I am sorry to hear about Bob. He was a good man with a true heart. Always had time and a smile. He will be missed very much.

  • Marsha Posted July 21, 2017 10:31 pm

    Ride in Paradise Bob

  • Kimberly Hamilton Posted July 22, 2017 5:34 am

    Heaven gained another angel and trust and believe there are plenty of Poker Run’s and hell raising going on up there with my dad (Bill Hamilton), my uncle Ron Cook and now Bob. The Lord has his hand’s full. He touched so many in the community and will be greatly missed.

  • Corina Gray Posted July 22, 2017 8:04 am

    Sorry for your loss friends,corina I gotta work or ice be there.

  • Corina Gray Posted July 22, 2017 8:08 am

    Sorry for your loss friends,corina I gotta work or i would be there.

  • Susan Stevenson Posted July 22, 2017 8:46 am

    I’m so very sad for your loss. Bob touched so very many people. He will truly be missed, and never forgotten.Rest in peace my friend

  • Steven Boone Posted July 22, 2017 10:28 am

    R.I.P bro.

  • Donna Pierce Catron Posted July 22, 2017 4:21 pm

    I remembered Bob and Vivian from Benson High School and a lot of girls thought he was really “Hot”. I remember when Vivian and Bob started to go together. What a great looking couple. I was in the class of “65”. He was on of those guys that didn’t say to much but was always nice to everyone. God bless your family Vivian.

    Donna Pierce Catron
    Class of “65”

  • Larry Shestak Posted July 23, 2017 8:31 am

    Known Bob since 1974 at U.P.R.R. Great person great machinist and knew his M.c.’s So sorry to see this’ my heart goes out to all his family and friends. God bless you and al the Family and friends. R.I.P. and enjoy the endless hiway and watch over us all.

  • Jamie Gaines -Settell & Family Posted July 23, 2017 9:57 am

    Bob was a presence in my family for as long as I can remember. I used to love playing around the shop while he, my dad Brian, and Breeze would shoot the… well u know where that was going. When we lost my dad 3 years ago, Bob stepped up to the plate & helped us out in the best way he knew… motorcycle knowledge & just being there. He’s a good man and I am very truly sorry for the whole Family’s loss, including Breeze. As a daughter who lost her Daddy 3 years ago, but what perpetually feels like yesterday, I’ll be praying for extra strength for Rebecca to get through this. It’s very hard losing your father with a child so young, you just have to take it 1 day @ a time. Feel free to email me if you ever need strength. So sorry… we love u still Bob!

  • Mike Wilson Posted July 23, 2017 10:06 am

    Vivian I am sorry for your loss I loved Bob he had done so much for me over the years he was a great guy with a bid heart a ture friend . You and Bob have been so good to me I feel blessed to have known the two of you I am going to miss him dearly he was one of a kind my prayers go out to you and the rest of the family god bless you all

  • Joan, Charles and Samantha Cochrane Posted July 23, 2017 4:03 pm

    Viv, Becky, Paul and Family
    Bob will always be here in my heart. No words can ease the pain right now, but in the eyes of every soul who he touched, there will be admiration, love and respect to hopefully help in the coming weeks. Love and prayers, Joni

  • Ron Ryan Posted July 25, 2017 10:27 am

    Bob Butterfield was a loving and caring husband, father and grandfather. Bob was a nice guy, a dependable friend and an honest man. I hope that Bob and his good friend Gary Mandolfo are finding excellent roads to ride together in the next life. Rest in peace Bob Butterfield.

    Ron Ryan

  • DavidMelville Posted July 25, 2017 1:34 pm

    Bob and I worked together at Union Pacific Railroad for over 20 years. After I relocated to Arkansas, we stayed in touch and remained close friends for a total of 50 years. Bob was like the brother I never had. You will be greatly missed my friend.

  • Bill Chizek Posted July 26, 2017 1:22 pm

    Thoughts and prayers to the Butterfield family, I enjoyed talking with Bob whenever I was at the store, there was never a quick trip to Butterfields once you started a conversation on bikes or hot rods. God Bless

  • Jerry Conroy Posted July 27, 2017 8:45 am

    Vivian and your Family, My deepest sympathies to you. I first met Bob when we worked together at Bakers, on 56th & Ames. One time, when my Norton Atlas broke down (should have had a Harley) on N. 30th, on my way home from Naval Reserve meeting, along came Bob and Vivian in an old 54 Chev. Bob removed the rear seat and tied it to the roof. Together we loaded the Norton into the rear seat compartment, and he took me home. Many years later, I would deliver parts and supplies to his motorcycle shop. Bob was always friendly, and I will miss him very much.

  • Rod Combs Posted July 27, 2017 10:44 am

    Bob RIP everyone will miss you Ride em High

  • LaMae Gettman Posted July 27, 2017 9:57 pm

    My sincere sympathy goes out to you, Vivian, & your this time. Prayers going out to you, Vivian, & your family. We all remember him as a true friend to so many he met & knew through his lifetime. He always had time for a chat . His last ride Is “Forever in Paradise.” He will be missed.

  • Jeff & Harriet Longwell Posted July 28, 2017 12:37 am

    RIP Bob.. Condolences and comfort to your fsmily

  • Cole Henery Posted July 29, 2017 8:26 am

    Bob, I Hope You Are Riding The Road To Valhalla, With the Sun in Your Face and the Wind at Your Back! Keep The Rubber Down and Ride In Peace! You are Already Greatly Missed. Until We Meet Again On That Highway in the Sky. Thanks Always For the Smile On Your Face and The Twinkle in Your Eye! Much Love To All!

  • Neil M Engstrom Posted July 29, 2017 10:18 am

    All of us send our condolences at the loss of Bob, another legend has graduated to clear roads, no traffic, and a perpetual tank of gas. Rest in peace Bob, you will be missed.

  • Jim Richardson Posted July 29, 2017 6:05 pm

    Cast aside your mortal shackles and ride the winds of time my friend. We will ride again together on the other side.

  • Brian knop Posted August 2, 2017 11:25 am

    A huge loss felt by all of us in the motorcycle world and beyond that. Farewell to a great brother until we ride again.

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