Rachael N. Butts
Rachael Nicole Butts, 21, Titusville, Fla., died Tuesday, October 14, 2008, with her mother, maternal grandparents and stepfather by her side in Orlando, Fla.
Born November 23, 1986 in Chambersburg, she was the daughter of Daniel C. Butts, Chambersburg, and Dawn R. Barnes, Lewistown.
She wa a very kind and gentle spirit, with a great love for nature and animals. She loved camping in the Florida wilderness, fishing, going to the beach, gospel and classical music, and spending time with family and friends, both in Pennsylvania and Florida.
She graduated from Astronaut High School, Titusville, in 2005, where she enjoyed being in chorus and singing in choral competitions.
She also worked as a cashier and nurse's aide while planning to attend college to earn her veterinary technical degree. She is, and will always be, missed by all who knew and loved her.
She is survived by her parens; her brother, Nathan D. Butts, Chambersburg; paternal grandmother, Sharlene F. Butts, Chambersburg; maternal grandparents: Ronald and Patricia Lucas, McConnellsburg; stepfather Bill Barnes, Lewistown; good friend and confidant Robert Williams, Chambersburg, as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Julian C. Butts.
A private family memorial was held Sunday, October 26, in Mc- Connellsburg and another will be held on her birthday, Sunday, November 23, in Chambersburg.
Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home in Orlando was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial donations may be made to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or any local animal shelter/rescue center in Rachael's honor.