In Memory

Sandra K. Butler

Sandra K. Butler

Sandra Smith

Court judge

Judge Sandra Butler Smith, 62, of
Stockton died Saturday, April 12, 2003, in San Leandro. She was born Jan. 28,
1941, in Marshalltown, Iowa, and lived in Stockton for 39 years. Smith was a
San Joaquin County Superior Court judge for 21 years. She was a member of the
Child Abuse Prevention Council and the Bar Association.

Survivors: daughters, Jody Price
of Tracy, Amy Smith of San Leandro and Samantha Smith-Wruck of Stockton; parents,
Orin and Rose Butler of Marshalltown, Iowa; siblings, Jody Maxted of Marshalltown,
Iowa, and Dennis Butler of Corpus Christi, Texas; and five grandchildren.

Services: memorial, — p.m. April
25, Scottish Rite Temple, 33 W. Alpine Ave. Memorials: Child Abuse Prevention
Council, P.O. Box 1257, Stockton, CA 95201.


Thanks to Anne Collison Johnson, a Note about Sandra Butler Smith - Sas died of an asthma attack in 2002.  I  had dinner with her a short time before - she was fine then, recently retired and looking forward to new projects.  Her death was a shock to everyone.  Sas was well known as a very respected California Judge (San Joaquin County) and advocate for abused children.  Her books on child abuse are still  available.  A building in Stockton is named in her honor.  Her death  was front page news in Stockton and Sacramento papers.  Sas had three daughters and was divorced.