In Memory 🕯

Pamela Butler

BUTLER, Pamela - Passed away in Santa Clara on March 1, 2005 at the age of 50. Pam made a lasting and beneficial impact in the last decade of her life as an activist on the issue of domestic violence. She was instrumental in creating a seat for a former victim on the Santa Clara County Domestic Violence Council and was then the first person to hold that position. She later became the domestic violence victim advocate for the county's Social Services Agency. For her work, Pam was lauded in a speech last year by Sen. Dianne Feinstein as "an inspiration to every person who has been a victim of domestic violence." Pam graduated from Palo Alto Senior High School and studied art at San Francisco State University. She is survived by her parents, William and Carolyn Butler of Palo Alto; her brother, Jeffrey Butler of Iowa City; her sister Cynthia Butler, brother-in-law, John King and niece, Madeline King all of Berkeley; and her partner, Douglas Dailey. Donations in her memory may be sent to Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence, 1181 North Fourth Street, Suite A; San Jose, CA 95112.
Published in San Francisco Chronicle from March 2 to March 3, 2005

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06/24/12 04:45 PM #1    

Judy L. Johnson (Haccou)

I remember Pam's sunny smile, her laugh. I also remember riding in Pam's VW bus - the wrong way on Oregon Expressway!! Yikes!!

We had lots of fun - would like to have reconnected with her. So sad to hear she lived very close to me a few years back and I never knew it.

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