Benjamin Butler

Benjamin A. “Ben” Butler, 78, a native Phoenician, passed away Feb. 8, 2011. He was the son of Bertha and’¨R.G. “Ted” Butler.


Ben attended St. Mary’s High School and Arizona State University, where he was in Delta Sigma Phi fraternity and majored in business.


He was the owner of Butler Brothers and Associates for years prior to merging with Farmer Butler Leavitt Insurance Company.


Ben’s involvement in the community included serving on the council for SRP, Phoenix Thunderbirds, 100 Club of Arizona, St. Mary’s High School Posse Program and memberships in the Italian American Club, and the Valley Field Riding and Polo Club.


He was a sportsman who enjoyed body surfing, softball, racquetball and handball, and he was an avid Sun Devil fan.’¨Ben and his son, Ted, shared a love of hunting and deep sea fishing in the Sea of Cortez on the Como No II.

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