477. PATRICIA ANN "PAT"6 BEARD (IRENE MOORE5 JOHNSTON, JESSE GREEN4, JAMES FRANKLIN3, GEORGE GREGORY ("G.G." OR "GREG")2, LEWIS1) (#583) was born in Ardmore, Carter County, Oklahoma, August 19, 1931.

She married EARL RAYMOND BUTLER, Jr. in Ardmore, Carter County, Oklahoma - St. Mary's Catholic Church, April 7, 1956. (EARL RAYMOND BUTLER Jr. is #1165.) EARL was born in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, October 27, 1929. EARL died December 30, 1987 Houston, Texas, at 58 years of age. His body was interred January 2, 1988 in Houston, Harris County, Texas, Resthaven Memorial Gardens.

Notes: Pat Beard met Earl Butler in Ardmore in 1954, when he was assigned to work there by Continental Oil Company. She was employed by the First National Bank. In 1956, they married and moved to Oklahoma City, where their 3 children were born. In 1965, they transferred to Ponca City, Oklahoma. In 1969, Earl took a position with another company, Imperial American. In 1969, with the company in bankruptcy, Earl was requested by the Court in Denver to reorganize the company, to be known as Imperial American, Inc. He took the assignment as a self-employed Financial Consultant, with an assured retainer from the Court. (The best of circumstances) He had just completed the task and signed off on the final pages of documentation when he was admitted to the hospital and had 5 heart attacks in 5 days. It was touch and go for several months, but it finally settled down. He was declared totally disabled at the age of 48, at the end of 1977. The final 10 years of his life with Pat were fun and wonderful years of enjoying life, family, and friends. Earl died in December of 1987, at the age of 58, of congestive heart failure.

Pat remains in Houston; it is "home" now. Her youngest daughter Mary Ann Butler Reid, lives nearby with Pat's three grandchildren. She does volunteer work for her church, is active in local Civic affairs, and travels a lot; however, Pat says she always get back home "real quickly to see those grandchildren."

PATRICIA ANN "PAT" BEARD and EARL RAYMOND BUTLER, Jr. had the following family:

child 643 i. JAMES KEITH7 BUTLER (#1263) was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, May 21, 1957. He married JUDITH GAYLE LUNA RAMSEY in Ada, Oklahoma, July 26, 1990. (JUDITH GAYLE LUNA RAMSEY is #1264.) JUDITH was born March 2, 1954.

Note: James Butler lives in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (His mother calls him "Keith") He graduated from Oklahoma State University, and then from Oklahoma University School of Law in 1982. He and a partner have their own law firm in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

child 644 ii. JO SUSAN BUTLER (#1265) was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, June 17, 1959. She married BRADFORD UPTON SIMMS in Spring, Texas - Christ the Good Shepherd Church, January 22, 1983. (BRADFORD UPTON SIMMS is #1266.) BRADFORD was born in Australia, January 15, 1956.

Note: Jo and Bradford Simms live in Hollywood, California. Susan graduated from Oklahoma State University, probably in 1982. She married in 1983, and moved with her husband Brad Simms to Florida. They lived there for several years where he worked as a Developer. She got the opportunity to represent the State of Florida to the Hollywood Film Industry, and they moved to North Hollywood, where she works in that capacity.

child + 645 iii. MARY ANN BUTLER was born May 7, 1962.

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