Melody Kay Butterfield

Hale, Michigan
November 11, 1952 - November 11, 2020

Service Location

A Celebration of Life Service will be announced and held at a later date.

Obituary Notice

Melody Kay Butterfield, age 68 of Hale, passed away on November 11, 2020.

She is survived by her beloved husband, Timothy H. Butterfield. Loving children; Becky (Martin) Clinard, and their son; Mitchell, all of Kalamazoo and Randy (Brandi) Schneider, and their children; Gavin and Hayleigh, all of Otter Lake. Stepchildren; Amy (Chad) Merrihew, Timothy Jason Butterfield, Joe Butterfield and Barbara (Justin) Smith. Several step-grandchildren also survive. Dear mother; Ruth Wright and siblings; Tom Wright, Marilyn Shelp, Keith Wright and many nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Butterfield was preceded in death by her father; Herbert Wright, and previous husband; William Hughson.

Melody was born on November 11, 1952 in Flint Michigan to Herbert and Ruth (Smith) Wright. She graduated from Corunna High School where she played the trumpet and enjoyed being a majorette. She was a homemaker for her children during their early years and began working at Becker Manufacturing, which was later acquired by Johnson Controls, on the assembly line. By the end of her career, she had worked up the chain to become Quality Control Manager specializing in paint. Melody and Tim enjoyed fishing, playing cards, going to the casino and loved spending time with their family. She had a passion for lighthouses and had a special place in her heart for the Grand Haven Lighthouse. Melody was fiercely devoted to her family and friends. She had a sacrificial and giving heart, a selfless personality, a huge smile and an infectious laugh. She cherished spending time with her grandchildren…baking, catching bugs and butterflies then later watching them participate in wrestling, dance, softball, cheer, hockey and lacrosse. Although not a member of a church, she was a believer and follower of the Lord Jesus Christ, and had the hope of eternal life.

Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life Service will be announced and held at a future date.


Becky, Martin and Mitchell - Alex and I share our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your sweet Mom and Grandmom. We are heartbroken to hear this news. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. With much love, Alex and Heather Pitz
— Heather Pitz
Our deepest sympathies and love to all.
— Emily Harper
I am so sorry Becky and Randy for the loss of your mom! My heart aches for you. I loved your mom so much. I will be praying for during this time. I have no words to ease your pain. LuAnn
— LuAnn Wright Anderson
Forever in our hearts Aunt melody! All my love to you Becky, Martin, Randy, Brandi and children. I will be praying for all of you.
— Shenna Wright
Becky, Martin, and Mitchell
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family .
— Kim, Rich, Cameron and Mitchel
Extending our deepest sympathy to you during this time. Our prayers and blessings are with you.
— Dennis and Cheryl O'Donnell
Sorry for your loss. She was a sweetheart she will be missed. Ed an Ruth Mowinski.
— Ed Mowinski
So very sorry to hear of Melody passing. Prayers to her family for finding strength and comfort inn the days ahead. Rest in peace my friend.
— Robyn Spaleny
You have memories of your mother most anyone would envy. She was a lovely person. May your hearts heal of their hurt and joy in your memories forever take their place. I love you, Aunt Roseann
— Roseann Gabrys
My heart goes out to all of you , I'm Tim's sister & I'm just in shock . Melody was a great lady & sister in law , She will be missed by all forgotten by none . God be with all of you .
— Pat & Cindy ( Butterfield ) Bennett
Tim and family my thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. Cherish your memories of this beautiful lady.
— Lori Gulish
I am so sorry for your loss.Becky, Martin and Mitchell and to all the family members. Your mom was absolutely gorgeous. Thoughts and prayers to all.
— Kathy Kronke

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