Bonita (Bonnie) June Butler

November 16, 1938 – April 9, 2024


TORRINGTON – Bonita (“Bonnie”) June (Korb) Butler, age 85, died Tuesday, April 9, 2024, in her home in Torrington and cremation has taken place. The family will hold a celebration of life for Bonnie on Saturday April 27, 2024, at 2pm at Christ Reformed Presbyterian Church, 2141 West A Street, Torrington. Quilts made by Bonnie will be displayed at the service. A private burial for family will occur earlier that day in Lingle  Hillcrest Cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Gracie’s Promise at P.O. Box 1366 Torrington or online at, and please include a note in recognition of Bonnie June Butler of Torrington.Arrangements were entrusted to Colyer Funeral Home of Torrington. 

Bonnie was born in Hanna, Wyoming, on November 16, 1938, the daughter of the late Neal J. and Greta E. Korb. Bonnie attended grade school in Wheatland and graduated from Torrington High School in the Class of 1957. Bonnie met Glen Butler in the summer of 1958, and they married in September of that same year. They lived on the family farm outside of Lingle, which they purchased and operated, and together they built their home on the sandhill with their own hands. There, they raised their children, Mike (1960), Diane (1961), Mark (1962), Kaylene (1964), and Roger (1969). Bonnie took great pride in being a mother, raising her children, and sharing their home with friends and family. 

After marrying Glen, Bonnie worked as a nurse’s aide at the Torrington Community Hospital, and then helped Glen run the family farm and manage their residential rental business, where they purchased homes and renovated and rented them out. Bonnie & Glen were known for being reliable landlords with comfortable homes to rent. Bonnie had the gift of hospitality and would always be one who would lend a hand to those in need. She was an active volunteer for many community organizations. Bonnie & Glen moved from the farm into Torrington in 1995, where they remodeled their first home in town, and then later moved across the street to remodel their last home, a lovely historic Victorian house on the corner of Main and East 23rd. It was here that anyone walking by would be welcome to come and sit on the porch for a wonderful visit. 

Bonnie’s pastimes included decorating and oil painting, and along with her husband, Glen, traveling to see the many sites in both the United States and abroad. They traveled to all 50 states in the U.S. and to other countries, including Germany, Ireland, and China. Bonnie & Glen attended the Lingle Presbyterian Church until they moved into Torrington and helped restore the Christ Reformed Presbyterian Church where they became members and church leaders. 

Bonnie will be missed by her husband Glen B. Butler of Torrington; her children, Mike (Amy) Butler of Kemmerer, Diane Butler of Seattle, Washington, Mark (Christine) Butler of Wellington, Colorado, Kaylene (Terry) Detwiler of Bismarck, North Dakota, and Roger (Rebecca) Butler of Tulsa, Oklahoma; sixteen grandchildren, Angie (Jeremy) Pyle, Brandy (Kenny) Lind, and their mother Jeanne Visca Butler Wickard, Sammi Butler and Dalton Butler, Hazel Williams and Theodora Williams, Cara Butler, Lynsey (Mitch) Estabrook, Joshua (Jana) Detwiler, Rachel (Nick) Hornbacher, Hannah (Chancellor) Myers, Sarah (Evan) Jahner, and Rebekah Detwiler, Jeremy (Monika) Butler, Malerie (Derek) Olson, and Maddi Butler; eleven great-grandchildren, Brock, Macee, Remi, Body, Oakley, Laykin, Everley, Molly, Eloise (Ellie), Ariyah, and Kai; two brothers, Don Korb of Pennsylvania, Norman Korb of Colorado and three sisters, Karen Sturtevant of Oregon, Darlene Daniel of Oregon, and Carolyn Butler of Nevada. Bonnie is preceded in death by her brother, Bob Korb of Torrington and granddaughter, Christina Jo Butler.