Durkee, Baker County, Oregon
Jacob Amos Buttram, 62, died Oct. 24, 2005, at his home in Durkee.
His memorial service will be at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, at the Huntington Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall. Bill Burly of the Huntington Christian Center will officiate. There will be a reception by the Huntington Sorority afterward at the VFW Hall.
Amos was born on April 8, 1943, at Madera, Calif., to Ira and Gladys Buttram.
He served in the U.S. Army from Nov. 1, 1967, to Oct. 8, 1969. He spent 13 months in Vietnam where he received a Bronze star. When he left the Army he was a master sergeant. He served in the National Guard from 1974 to 1976 as a master sergeant.
On Jan. 10, 1972, he married Beverly Burshem from Arcata, Calif. They moved to Florence in 1972. Their son, Jake, was born while they lived there. In 1981, they moved to Houston, where he worked as chief engineer for Ramada Hotel for three years.
Amos then worked as head maintenance man for 28 apartment complexes. From there, they moved to Yachats and he managed the Landmark Restaurant & Lounge.
Amos and Beverly then moved to Weatherby where he worked for Nelson Construction and Idaho Sand & Gravel until he retired on April 30, 2005.
He loved to hunt, fish and prospect for gold. He enjoyed playing the guitar and singing with the Snake River Opry band in Huntington. He also loved gospel music and playing it at church.
He and Beverly led the Praise and Worship service at the Pentecostal Church of God in Baker City and the Huntington Christian Center.
Amos was a loving dad, a wonderful brother and uncle. He was always a happy man and so full of life. All those who knew him will miss him.
Survivors include his wife, Beverly Buttram of Burnt River Canyon, Durkee; daughter, Sherri Madison, and her husband, Mark, and grandson, Hunter, of Mesa, Ariz.; daughter, Lori Monaghan, and her husband, Pat, and grandson, Jason, of Watertown, N.Y.; son, Jacob “Jake” Buttram, and his wife, Sherry, and granddaughters, Heather and Kelsey, and grandsons, Nicholas and Brandon of Swiss Home; brother, Darrell Buttram, and his wife, Janice, of Tucson, Ariz.; sisters, Edith Bromagem, and her husband, Jerry, of Medford, Lorraine McReynolds, and her husband, Dennis, of Arcata, Calif., and Martha Keener and her husband, Larry, of Baker City; uncles and aunts, James and Virginia Cornelius of Baker City, Lucille and Olin Hubbard of Porterville, Calif., Laura Fincher of Stockton, Calif., and Juanita Cornelius of Anderson, Calif.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ira and Gladys Buttram; daughter, April Buttram; grandsons, Justin Madison and Matthew Monahan; and a sister, Alta Marie Buttram.
Memorial contributions may be made to the National Wildlife Federation through Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, P.O. Box 726, Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, October 28, 2005
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor