Vernice Butwell, 95, passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014. She will be buried next to her husband, Sidney Butwell, a veteran of the U.S. Navy, at Golden Gate National Cemetery.

She loved animals, especially cats, so adopt a cat or kitten.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Pets Lifeline, 19686 Eighth St. E., Sonoma, CA 95476, 996-4577.

Arrangements cared for under the direction of Duggan’s Mission Chapel, Mission Cremation Service. Inquiries can be made to them at (707) 996-3655 or by visiting its website at