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Acestyn James Butterfus

August 30, 2015 — June 30, 2023

Washington, Utah

Acestyn James Butterfus

Acestyn James Butterfus, a vibrant and adventurous soul, brought immense joy and love into the lives of all who knew him. Tragically, his beautiful journey was cut short at the tender age of 7, leaving behind a void that can never be filled. Acestyn (Ace) passed away on June 30, 2023, leaving a profound impact on his family, friends, and the entire community.

Born on August 30, 2015, Ace brought a radiant light wherever he went. His contagious laughter and infectious dimpled smile could brighten any room. A spirited and fearless young boy, he embraced life with boundless energy and enthusiasm. From the very beginning he had an incredible appetite for adventure. Adventures with Ace were always so fun and memorable.

Family meant the world to Ace, and he cherished every moment spent with his loved ones. Whether it was playing video games, going to the mountains, or simply snuggling up in the evenings to relax, he treasured every second of togetherness. His unconditional love and unwavering loyalty were truly remarkable for someone so young. Ace was a shining example of the power of family bonds.

Sports held a special place in Ace's heart. He approached every game with tenacity and a competitive spirit, while still maintaining a strong sense of sportsmanship. Whether it was kicking a soccer ball, swinging a golf club, or practicing karate moves, he poured his heart and soul into each endeavor. Through sports, Ace learned the values of teamwork, perseverance, and determination, leaving a legacy that will inspire others to follow in his footsteps.

Beyond his love for sports, Ace had an unquenchable thirst for adventure. Exploring the world around him was an essential part of his existence. He found wonder and excitement in nature, always the first to jump into the lake, explore hidden trails on the mountain, and discover new places. His fearless spirit taught us all the beauty of embracing the unknown and living life to the fullest.

Although Ace's time with us was far too brief, his impact will resonate forever. He leaves behind a legacy of love, joy, and a zest for life that will continue to inspire those who were fortunate enough to have known him. As we mourn his untimely departure, let us also celebrate the remarkable young boy he was and the love he brought into our lives.

Acestyn James Butterfus, is survived by his loving parents, Westley John Butterfus and Briana Shea Ramirez, his adoring sister Lilyann Butterfus, grandparents Jim & Linda Butterfus, his great-grandmother “Nana” Ronda Lange, and his grandmother “Mimi” Misty Connelly. He will be dearly missed by his many aunts, uncles, cousins, and the most amazing friends Ace thought of as family. He is preceded in death by his great-grandma, Colleen Money, great-grandparents Roy & Lucille Butterfus, and his great-great-grandmother, Betty L Smith and great-great-grandfather, Vernon G “Jake” Smith.

We will be honoring Ace in a celebration of life candlelight vigil on Wednesday, July 5, 2023, at 8:30-10:00 pm at Sullivan Park in Washington, Utah. 

A viewing will be the Thursday, July 6, 2023, from 5:00 – 7:00 pm, at Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S Bluff Street, St. George, Utah.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, July 7, 2023, at 1:00 pm, at Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S Bluff Street St. George, Utah, where we will come together to honor and remember the remarkable life of Acestyn James Butterfus.

Family and friends that are unable to attend the services in person are welcome to attend them virtually by clicking on the link below:

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Though our hearts ache with sorrow, may we find solace in the memories we shared with Ace and the impact he made on our lives. May his spirit continue to guide and inspire us all, reminding us to embrace each day with the same zest for life that he possessed.

Rest in eternal peace, dear Acey Boy. Your light will forever shine brightly in our hearts.

Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S Bluff Street, St. George, Utah. 435-673-2454. Family and friends are invited to sign Ace’s online guest book at

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Past Services

Candlelight Vigil

Wednesday, July 5, 2023

8:00 - 10:30 pm (Mountain time)

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Thursday, July 6, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Mountain time)

Spilsbury Mortuary - St George

110 S Bluff St, St. George, UT 84770

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Funeral Service

Friday, July 7, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Mountain time)

Spilsbury Mortuary - St George

110 S Bluff St, St. George, UT 84770

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