Ronald Butterbaugh, 1923 – 2018


Ronald Butterbaugh - 1935-2018

FFormer South Lake Tahoe teacher Ronald Robert Butterbaugh died Feb. 3, 2018. He was 82.

The Grants Pass, Ore., resident passed away eight days shy of his 83rd birthday.

Ron was a twin born in Covina on Feb. 11, 1935, to Merle and Harriet Butterbaugh. Ron and brother Harry were the first set of twins born at Inter-Community Hospital that survived.

Ron attended Bonita High School and La Verne College, both in Southern California.

He taught wood shop and mechanical drawing for many years at South Tahoe Intermediate School. He was a resident of South Lake Tahoe for more than 30 years.

In 1997, Ron married Joan Christians. They built a home in Sedona, Ariz.

Ron was preceded in death by his wife, and his twin brother Harry.

In 2014, Ron moved to Southern Oregon to be near his children and grandchildren.

Ron is survived by his older sister, Lois Godfrey of La Verne; children Sue Raycraft (Steve), Tom Butterbaugh (Kim) and Cindy Egli (Dennis), of Grants Pass; 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchilden.