Katherine “Joyce” Butler

Katherine “Joyce” Butler, 79, of La Marque passed away on Thursday, June 6, 2019.  She was born on September 24, 1939 in Galveston, Texas to Joseph and Bessie L. Wytovak.  Joyce was a resident of La Marque for 50 years.  She loved to cook, garden, listen to music, give money to kids and spend time with her family and friends.  She retired from the Galveston County Sheriff’s Department after 21 years of service.
Joyce is preceded in death by her parents, her sisters; Angelina Jarry, Irene Mansfield and Jody Carroll and her brother Albert Wytovak.
She is survived by her five daughters; Leigh Beshears (Billy), Kim Cooper, Kelly Smith, Vickie Beshears (Steve Kukuk) and Lisa (Lou) Butler, her two sons; Edward Butler and Patrick Butler, her eleven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren and her brother Joe Wytovak.
A visitation will be held on Monday, June 10, 2019 from 5:00pm – 8:00pm with rosary at 7:00pm at the Crowder Funeral Home in La Marque. A Graveside Service will be held at 10:00am on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery in Dickinson, Texas.
Pallbearers will be Ed Butler, Jr., Cody Beshears, Greg Cooper, Pleslee Gravitt, Caleb Butler and Gary Mansfield.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shriners Children Hospital or St. Jude Children Research Hospital.



  1. Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your Mom,Granny. Our prayers are with you at this time. Roland and Ilene

    Ilene Hall
  2. RIP Joyce, I’ll always remember seeing you in your garden.
    It doesn’t matter how many times I pass your house I probably will always look your way. Prayers for your family

    Diana Resendez
  3. We send our love and sympathy about the loss of Aunt Joyce.
    Carol, Rogge, Rick, Eric and families

    Rogge Wytovak
  4. Joyce was always a most pleasant person to work with. She always had a smile and nice things to say. She will be missed. As I will be out of town today, I want to wish her family thoughts and prayers.

    Lt. Tommy Hansen
    Galveston County Sheriff’s Office

    Lt. Tommy Hansen
  5. We offer our Sincere Condolences for your family! Praying for Peace, Comfort and Strength!
    Gabe and Andrea Clements

    Andrea Clements

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