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CA License # FD 1083
6322 El Cajon Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92115
Phone: (619)583-9511
Fax: (619)583-7038
Phillip Butcher

Phillip Stanley Butcher

Tuesday, May 28th, 1935 - Wednesday, June 19th, 2019
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Phillip Stanley Butcher - Born May 28, 1935, died June 19, 2019.

Phil is survived by his son Mark Butcher and his wife Gina; 4 adopted daughters: Debbie, Denise, Darlene and Dawn; 6 grandchildren: Brandi, Justina, Ryan, Tyler, Madi and Anna; 4 great-grandchildren: Brianna, Isabella, Jaxson, and Maicie; Brothers Ray Butcher, Walt Butcher, and sister Nancy Ryman; Numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by grandson Zachary Butcher, Mother and Father: Erma and Walter Butcher, brothers Edward Butcher, Charles Butcher, and sister Mary Adam.

Graveside services will take place on Friday, July 19, 2019 at 11:00 am at Miramar National Cemetery 5795 Nobel Drive, San Diego, CA 92122
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Denise Duggan

Posted at 03:42pm
I will be forever grateful that Phil Butcher was my Dad. He was one of the best parts of my childhood. Growing up we had a nice home with a swimming pool in an upper-middle class neighborhood. My three sisters and I went to good schools, had nice clothes and went on great vacations with “Poopsie” (Dad’s Grand Canyon road trip nickname 😊). As far as I can remember, we never wanted for anything. We even gained an older brother, Mark. Dad worked hard to give us these things because he loved us. There’s no doubt we got lucky and hit the “Dad” jackpot when our mother married Phil!

I remember that, upon introduction to Dad’s acquaintances through the years, many would comment, “Your girls look just like you.” His face would light up with that contagious grin of his and he never corrected them.

In 1977 Dad legally adopted “his girls,” giving us his name. He didn’t have to do that because, for all intents and purposes, he was already our Dad and had been for over 10 years. He did it because he loved us as if we were genetically his own children and we loved him right back! I can still see his face at the courthouse that day...he was so happy and proud. Me too!

I left home the following summer for Basic Training and, though Dad never said the words, I knew he was sad that I was leaving and that he would miss me (perhaps because I kept him on his toes? 😉). We never spoke of it, but I think he knew in his heart that I would not be returning to San Diego.

I love my Dad…he holds a special place in my heart and, like he has for many years, he will continue to live on in my heart for the rest of my days.

I will be forever grateful…
Denise Butcher Duggan

Denise Butcher Duggan

Posted at 10:23pm
You were the best Dad I could ever have hoped for. Though I've missed you being a part of my life since I left home and moved to Texas, you were always in my heart. I'm blessed by having been raised by you and being your daughter, not by blood, but by choice. I love you Dad! Blessings to all whose life he touched and were lucky to know this wonderful man.

Denise Butcher Duggan of San Antonio, Texas

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