Nancy Jean Midcap Butler passed away with grace and dignity at home with her daughter Beverly and dear friend Kim Porter. She had been diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2009.
Nancy Jean was the eldest daughter of Paul Lawrence Midcap and Leah Nancy Coburn Midcap. She was born in Denver. She grew up on the family farm north of Fort Lupton. Nancy eloped with her high school sweetheart, Leo William Butler II, on Dec. 13, 1957, after telling everyone they knew, before they headed to Raton, N.M.