Hampton- Carolyn Frances Butler, 67, passed away on October 22, 2017, at her home in Hampton, surrounded by her children, their spouses, and her granddaughter, following a long battle with ALS. She is survived by her mother Jannik Jones, son Patrick (Katie) Butler Marksberry, daughter Kelsey (Ryan) Saloka, step-son Sean Butler, granddaughter Kennedy Saloka, brother Claude (Juliana) Jones, and sister Cathy Jones. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and cousins; and a host of loving friends. Carolyn’s father, Howard Jones, preceded her in death.
Carolyn was born in Leopoldville, Belgian Congo (now known as the Democratic Republic of the Congo) and lived in Mexico, Taiwan and France before settling in Hampton. She spent her life studying atmospheric science as a research scientist at NASA Langley. She traveled extensively, and loved to read and spend time with friends and family.
A memorial service will be held at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church on November 11, 2017, at 10:30 am. The family wishes to extend a special thanks to all the friends and family who lent their support and love during these difficult times. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Virginia Chapter of the ALS Association. Cremation Society of Virginia is assisting the family.