Jovie Marie Butler
December 30, 1976 - May 14, 2020
Jovie Marie Butler was an awesome, loving, caring wife, daughter, mother, sister and friend. May 14, 2020, Jovie left this life with a destination of heaven.
Born the first child, to Vern and Anita Kuhn December 30, 1976, who were living in Westcliffe at the time. Jovie attended school in Eads, North La Junta, La Junta, Rocky Ford, Pioneer Christian and graduated from Cheraw High School.
She married Bruce Butler February 21, 1998, in Cheraw. They made their home in Rocky Ford, La Junta and then back to Rocky Ford where they bought their home.
Bruce and Jovie welcomed their first-born daughter, JaSanna Marie, in April of 2006. Bruce and Jovie added to their family with twin boys, Joshua Jamison and Eddicus Lee in December 2014. In April of 2016, they welcomed another beautiful baby boy, Beau Ezekiel. In July of 2018 a curly headed baby girl, Ruby Pearl was added to their family.
Jovie had such a heart for children. When their family was not added to, she and Bruce felt called to foster care. She opened her heart and her home to mother children.
She was a member of River of Life Fellowship in Ordway. She loved kids and helped with vacation Bible school and the church nursery. For several years, Jovie attended Bible Study Fellowship, as an attendee and a children's leader. She looked forward to the fellowship and the studies of BSF, which prompted her growth as a young Christian wife and mother leading her to a deeper walk with Jesus. She looked forward to attending each week and was heartbroken when she could no longer attend. Jovie had a deep love for Jesus and knew that He was her Savior and Lord.
Jovie was a CNA and worked at Pioneer Health Care Center, Evergreen Gardens, Girch Center, and Cottonwood Ridge Assisted Living. Jovie loved caring for people, whether it was her "Nana" Helen Lennon, cleaning houses or helping several elderly people in the community.
Jovie is survived by her husband, Bruce, and their five children; her mother, Anita Kuhn; siblings, Katie (Cornelius) Jordan of Commerce City, Mara (Dominic) Romero of Rocky Ford, Zach (Shannon) Kuhn of Crowley, and Brienne (Levi) Hansen of Cheraw; and her in-laws, Gail and Nancy Butler. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews whom called her "Auntie Jo," and were lovingly cared for by Auntie Jo whenever she could.
She was preceded in death by her father, Vern Kuhn, her paternal grandparents, Bill and June Schleich of La Junta, Donald Kuhn, Anchorage Alaska, and maternal grandmother Rosella Smith of Las Animas.
An open-air creek side celebration was held May 20, 2020, at Mayhoffer Farms near La Junta.
Arrangements were under the direction of Peacock-Larsen Funeral Home & Arkansas Valley Crematory.