Obit Butterfield 020817

Nancy H. Butterfield

Chinook, Washington June 16, 1938 — Jan. 6, 2017

Nancy H. Butterfield, 78, a longtime resident of the Astoria area, died Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, at her home in Chinook, Washington.

Born June 16, 1938, having lived in Portland and Cannon Beach, Nancy spent most of her life in Astoria, Oregon, retiring in Chinook . She raised three boys single- handedly and we turned out just fine.

Nancy worked for 33 years at The Daily Astorian and, at times, as a reporter for the Chinook Observer.

Nancy loved socializing with unique people or finding unique things about them. She enjoyed traveling, genealogy and British TV dramas. She was always a voracious reader. Nancy attended Reed College. Nancy was preceded in death by her husband, Michael Rush. She is survived by her three sons, Mark, Tod (wife Brenda) and Jason (wife Geneava), and several grandchildren. To be included in memorial plans or to communicate thoughts or condolences, email butterrushcolumbia@

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