Lee Roy "Butch" Boyter died Monday, July 28, 2014 in San Marcos, Texas. Born in Plainview, Texas on February 25, 1924, Lee was the second of five children of Alvin Perry Boyter and Eva Estelle Evans Boyter.
The family moved to Amarillo, Texas when Lee was a young boy. He and his older brother, "Big Butch" spent many hours at the Maverick Club and he was one of a group of boys who helped Cal Farley construct the original Boys' Ranch. Throughout his life, the Boys' Ranch had a special place in his heart.
During World War II, Lee served in the United States Navy. In 1946, Lee married his hometown sweetheart, Phyllis Elaine Ely Boyter. During the first years of their marriage, he and Phyllis lived in Norman, Oklahoma where Lee played football and earned his degree in natural gas engineering. After graduation, Lee began work as an engineer for Trunkline Gas Company.
Lee's work with Trunkline eventually took him, and the family, to Houston, Texas where he lived and worked for over 35 years. While raising a family, Lee shared his love of sports as a coach for little league football and baseball. He and Phyllis made many life-long friends during these years.
Lee was preceded in death by Phyllis, his wife of 57 years. He is survived by a brother, Robert Ralph Boyter and wife Linda; his four children, Vance and wife Gwyn of Austin, Barbara Latimer and husband Gaylan Latimer of Wimberley, Stuart and wife Holly of Houston, Marty Sterne and husband Thomas Sterne of Victoria; eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Services were held this morning in San Marcos with internment at San Marcos cemetery. In lieu of
flowers, the family suggests a memorial gift to Cal Farley's Boys' Ranch or the Maverick Club of Amarillo.