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Linda S. ButlerMarch 19, 1945 ~ June 5, 2014 (age 69)
Linda Sue Butler, 69, of Marlborough, MA passed away in her home on Thursday June 5th, 2014, surrounded by her family, friends and horses. She was born, raised and educated in Ithaca, NY the daughter of the late Mollie (Parker) Butler and Dr. Karl D. Butler. She received a B.A. in English from Brigham Young University in 1966 and a M.A.T. in English from Cornell University in 1969. Linda taught at Weston Middle School for 31 years, retiring in 2006. During those years she challenged students to examine their experiences and push their boundaries through creative writing. She also helped shape young lives and enrich the lives of many peers in her role as the assistant principal of Weston Middle School. She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and began the tradition of an entertaining hymn story during the Sunday meeting. She loved the outdoors, enjoying snow skiing, kayaking trips, fly fishing, gardening and undertaking major landscape projects at her home. Her greatest love besides her daughter Julia was her horses and equestrian sports. Linda was blessed with an insatiable curiosity for living things and enjoyed sharing her boundless knowledge and good humor with all who interacted with her. Her energy and lust for life knew no limits. Linda is survived by her daughter Julia Parker Head, her former husband James R. Head, her brothers Doug, John, Don and Robert Butler, a score of nieces and nephews and her beloved ponies Cody and Rhyme. She also leaves behind many dear friends from her professional and personal lives.
A celebration of her life will be held Friday June 13, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at Linda’s home, 80 Dudley Street, Marlborough. Following the service, calling hours will be held from 7-9 p.m. in her home. Those attending are encouraged to dress in casual attire and bring flowers from home. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Fitzgerald & Collins Funeral Home (www.CollinsFuneral.com), 378 Lincoln Street, Marlborough. All are invited to sign Linda’s online guestbook at www.CollinsFuneral.com.