Order Flowers

Christine Butler

October 15, 2009

Arrangements

Boulger Funeral Home

Christine Butler

October 15, 2009

Obituary

CHRISTINE LEONE BUTLER MULLEN Our beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend, CHRISTINE LEONE BUTLER MULLEN, age 41, has passed from this life to be with her Eternal Father. Christine died in the hands of her family on Thursday, October 15, 2009 at Merit Care ICU after a courageous and valiant battle against breast cancer and acute leukemia. Christine was born to Gregory F. and Linda L. (Marquart) Butler on September 30, 1968 in Fargo. She was raised in Bismarck and attended Cathedral and St. Anne’s grade schools and graduated in 1986 from St. Mary’s Central High School. In her youth, she participated in gymnastics, cheerleading and horse activities. She was a free spirit, beautiful, kind, loving, intelligent, adventurous, creative, witty, and always the life of the party. Her name brought a smile to anyone who knew her. Christine started her college education at Arizona State University and graduated from the University of Utah with a major in Psychology and a minor in French. While attending ASU, she seized the opportunity to live with a family in France to fully experience the French culture. Christine was ever searching and learning. Over the years, she earned a degree in Women’s Studies from the University of Minnesota and obtained her pilot’s license. She also worked as a Children’s ski instructor in Vail, Colorado before moving back to Fargo. As an adult, she took lessons in singing, dancing, film making, sculpture and horse riding. In Fargo, she was a volunteer at the Plains Art Museum, taught Yoga to the elderly and volunteered at various other organizations. Christine met the man she had been praying for in the spring of 2000. Mike and Christine were married in July of 2002 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Fargo. Her greatest joys were the birth of her two precious children. She lived each day to help them experience the beauty of life and nurture their free spirit. Above all, Christine was an artist , of the canvas, of the word, of love and of life. She has left a picture on our hearts that will never fade. Christine was a model of strength and grace and selfless love. Her family has been blessed with her presence and she will continue to inspire and guide us in our lives. Christine, you will never be forgotten. Christine is survived by her husband, Mike and 2 children, James 6, Olivia 2 ; Parents Gregory F and Linda (Marquart) Butler of Fargo; sisters, Lori (Steve) Walker of Brentwood, TN; Andrea (Scott) Seibel of Fargo; Amy Rosdahl of Colfax; brother Gregory F. Butler II of Oxford, Wisconsin. Parents-in-Law, Dick and Sharon Savageau of Fargo; sisters-in-law Laura (John) Graham of Eden Prairie and Julie (Darrell) Zimmel of Fargo; brothers-in-law Mark (Robin) Mullen of Chanhassen; Dick (Jennifer) Mullen of Fargo; 22 nieces and nephews, many cousins, aunts and uncles; and very dear and devoted friends. Christine felt great joy in giving to others. To honor her, a Charitable fund has been established in her name. In lieu of flowers, please consider giving to the Christine Butler Mullen Charitable Fund. Donations can be sent to the Fargo Moorhead Area Foundation, 502 First Ave. North, Fargo ND 58102. This fund will provide financial resources for children and their families that are battling cancer. The funeral will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Fargo. There will be a prayer service in the church at 7:00 p.m. Monday. Visitation will be in the church from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday and one hour before the funeral on Tuesday. Burial will be at Holy Cross South, Fargo. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Boulger Funeral Home Online guestbook at: www.boulgerfuneralhome.com

Guestbook

Comments are not displayed until approved by a member of our staff.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *