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Krista Correll Butler, longtime employee of CU Foundation, CU-Boulder


Krista Correll Butler, an employee of the University of Colorado Foundation for 13 years and the University of Colorado at Boulder for nine years, died at the Hospice Care Center in Louisville on Nov. 4, 2009, after a long battle with ovarian cancer. She was 58.

Her family said she will be remembered for her dedication to higher education and her unselfish generosity and kindness.

She was born April 15, 1951, in Tachikawa, Japan, to Thomas and Mary Hellen (Graves) Correll. Her father was stationed in Japan in the Air Force at the time. She married Chris Butler on Oct. 1, 1982, at Flagstaff Mountain in Boulder.

At the University of Colorado Foundation, Ms. Butler worked as a development officer from 1986 to 1990 and in stewardship since 1999. On the Boulder campus, she worked in client and scholarship services from 1990 to 1999.

Most recently as director of stewardship at the CU Foundation, she served an integral behind-the-scenes, donor-relations role. Her passion for connecting donors with students in need, deep knowledge of the CU scholarship landscape, and breadth of relationships throughout CU and the foundation earned her deep respect from colleagues and donors.

She is survived by her husband, Chris, and daughter, Kassi, of Longmont, and her sisters Holly Antoun of Genesee and Lauren Cole of Santa Rosa, Calif.

A celebration of Ms. Butler's life will be at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, at the Spice of Life Event Center, 5706 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder. Memorial contributions are requested by her husband to be given to the Anschutz Cancer Research Center in Denver to help fight ovarian cancer.

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