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Frederick "Butch" Joseph Peet Sr.

December 2, 1928 - March 8, 2017


Frederick Joseph Peet Sr, "Butch",  joined the angels on March 8 in Dallas. He was 89. Butch was born Dec. 2, 1928 in Yonkers, N.Y. to Bill & Mae Peet. He was an Army veteran and served in Alaska. He married his high school sweetheart Joan Alexander on July 14, 1951 at St. Mary's  Catholic Church in Yonkers. They moved to California in 1955, to Houston, then to Dallas, Oregon. He and another postal carrier started the Stanton branch of the post office, where he worked until his retirement in 1983.  Butch was a people person. Wherever he went he would make friends and joke around.  He loved to flirt with the ladies. He would sit hours at a time on his front porch and strike up conversations with passers by. Butch loved to sing, and he would often serenade his family. He was a member of St. Phillips Catholic Church in Dallas and the Knights of Columbus. 
Butch leaves behind his children Joanne (Steve);  Kathy (Carl) Frederick Jr.;  (Heather) and Ruthann, 11 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. He also leaves Carol, his last surviving sibling. He was preceded in death by Joan, his wife of 64 years.
A Memorial Mass will be at 11 a.m. at St. Phillips Catholic Church in Dallas March 21. Viewing will be Wednesday March 21, 2018 from 1-4 pm  at Virgil T. Golden's in Salem.  Butch will be given a military burial at Willamette National Cemetery on March 22, where he will join Joan.
In lieu of flowers his family is suggesting a contribution to St. Jude's, which he sponsored his entire life. A special thank you to Willamette Valley Hospice for the loving care they gave to him during the last week of his life. 

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I miss you and mama so very much daddy. My heart is broken because you are not here with us anymore. I know that you and mama and Danny are together again and that we will all be together soon. Daddy, you always were and you will always be my hero. I love you, Joanne



I will always remember my father in-law by when early in the morning when I was trying to sleep he would knock on my bedroom door and say room service I love and miss you Dad



I´m so sorry whit this sad new. Fred and his wife Joan were dear friend for me.
I send all my love to his family and I always keep they into my heart.
Diana Battaglia



Gramps,

Sometimes God and the universe work in mysterious ways.  Had this happened a day later I would be a total wreck.  But you, God, the universe, and grandma all gave me Wednesday to say goodbye.  And you heard me, thank god you heard me.  Thank you for squeezing my hand to let me know and thank you for the gift of Wednesday.

Today I cried my first real tears.  I was able to finally let go.  Costa Rica exposes ones soul pretty quickly and it has been therapeutic.  I would say I wish you and shorty were here with me but I know you are.  I sat on the beach on Friday and felt you both with me. 

You and grandma gave me my sense of humor and strength.  You helped build the warrior inside of me.  I’ve asked grandma for the strength when I have felt weak and she has never failed to deliver.  I will be bugging you too so keep your flip phone on for me will ya?

Grandma helped me through her death and she has helped me stay sober.  I put one of my 1 year sober coins under her ashes in the urn after she died.  I made her two promises and I will make the same to you. The first is this.... As hard as it can be to stay sober at times, I will.  This is when your phone might ring but right now I’m doing pretty darn good.  The second promise I made to her is that I will move, I would not stay stuck for too long.  I let her know that I would not dwell on her death but rather celebrate her life.  I know that’s what she would want and I know that is what you would want.

Grams has taught me so much about perspective in the last two years.  She has given me the strength to celebrate her life and know that it was a gift.  And now she is my angel and so are you.  She has seniority on you gramps and quite frankly it’s a little strange to think of you as angel with wings.  I’m pretty sure you would call yourself a fairy.  So you are like one of those cool looking angels like Saint Michael or something.  Or whatever.. you choose. 

I love you and thank you for the gift of life.  I will not waste a day of it with your help.  I will catch you, shorty, dad and the others on the flip side.  But it’s going to be awhile, I’ve got a hell of a lot of living left to do first.
 



I wanted to add this picture of mama and daddy's 60th wedding anniversary party. I also wanted to add this poem
I will always keep you in my heart.:
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KEEP ME IN YOUR HEART
Shadows are fallin and I'm runnin out of breath
Keep me in your heart for a while
If I leave you it doesn't mean I love you any less
Keep me in your heart for a while
When you get up in the mornin and you see that crazy sun
Keep me in your heart for a while
There's a train leavin nightly called "When All Is Said and Done"
Keep me in your heart for a while
Sometimes when you're doin simple things around the house
Maybe you'll think of me and smile
You know i'm tied to you like the buttons on your blouse
Keep me in your heart for a while
Hold me in your thoughts 
Take me to your dreams
Touch me as I fall into view
When the winter comes
Keep me in your heart for a while
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I wanted to add this picture of mama and daddy's 60th wedding anniversary party. I also wanted to add this poem
I will always keep you in my heart.:
________________________________________________________________________________________
KEEP ME IN YOUR HEART
Shadows are fallin and I'm runnin out of breath
Keep me in your heart for a while
If I leave you it doesn't mean I love you any less
Keep me in your heart for a while
When you get up in the mornin and you see that crazy sun
Keep me in your heart for a while
There's a train leavin nightly called "When All Is Said and Done"
Keep me in your heart for a while
Sometimes when you're doin simple things around the house
Maybe you'll think of me and smile
You know i'm tied to you like the buttons on your blouse
Keep me in your heart for a while
Hold me in your thoughts 
Take me to your dreams
Touch me as I fall into view
When the winter comes
Keep me in your heart for a while
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