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BUTLER, Colleen M. (Stranahan)
BUTLER - Colleen M. (nee Stranahan)
Age 56, of Las Cruces, New Mexico, formerly of Kenmore, NY, passed into eternity on October 27, 2013, after a courageous battle with Pancreatic Cancer; beloved wife of William Michael Butler; daughter of the late William P. and Patricia Stranahan; sister of William P. (Sue Thomann), Shawn (late Joseph) Stranahan; stepmother of Jamie (Kirk) Spare, Nicki (Chris) Mercado; grandmother of Josh Butler and Conner Spare; sister-in-law of Thomas (Valerie) Salatino; also survived by nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Colleen had earned her associates degree in nursing from Erie Community College and her bachelors degree from New Mexico State University. Colleen had been working at Mountain View Memorial Hospital in Las Cruces and before that she worked at Buffalo Women's and Children's Hospital, both positions she had worked in the NICU unit. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made, in her honor, to the Mesilla Valley Hospice, 299 Montana Ave., Las Cruces, NM 88005.