Henry Southway

Butch Southway

Monday, August 18th, 1941 - Thursday, March 7th, 2019
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Henry “Butch” Southway, 77, passed away on Thursday, March 7, 2019 in El Paso TX. He was born in Littleton, CO on August 18, 1941. He moved with his parents and sister to the San Luis Valley when he was 5 years old. Though he started school at San Acacio, the family moved to Blanca for his second grade. He graduated from Sierra Grande High School in 1959. He married Izora Hardy on December 30, 1966.

Butch worked with his father for some years prior to starting Southway Construction in 1974, a company still in operation. He was a man with a strong work ethic and vision. He retired somewhat from heavy equipment contracting and rock crushing in 1998 when he and Izora moved to Sunland Park, NM to spend winters enjoying their horse farm and race horses.

He has been a Stockholder and Board Member of Alamosa State Bank since 1988. He is a lifetime member of the Alamosa Elks. In the Masonic Lodge of Alamosa, he is a Past Master and Thirty-second degree Mason. Also, a member of the Sand Dune Shrine Club and Al Kaly Shriners.

Butch is survived by his wife Izora and two sons, Rocky and Clay Southway, and three grandchildren - Dustin, Nicole and Sandy as well as his sister Joanne Clayton and other cousins. His parents, Henry and Elaine Southway, preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. at the LDS Church Stake Center at 927 Weber Drive in Alamosa. Visitation will be held at the Rogers Mortuary in Alamosa on Friday, March 15 from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M.

In lieu of flowers, contributions for a Butch Southway Memorial Scholarship to Adams State University may be sent Alamosa State Bank, 2225 Main St., P.O. Box 1098, Alamosa, CO 81101. Checks should be made to ASU Foundation.

Rogers Family Mortuary of Alamosa is in care of arrangements. If you would like to leave online condolences or tributes for the family please visit Butch’s obituary at
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, March 15th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday, March 15th, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Rogers Family Mortuary Alamosa
    205 State Ave
    Alamosa, Colorado 81101
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  • Service

    Saturday, March 16th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Saturday, March 16th, 2019 10:00am
    Alamosa Stake Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
    927 Weber Dr.
    Alamosa, Colorado 81101
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  • Interment

    Saturday, March 16th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, March 16th, 2019 11:00am
    City of Alamosa Cemetery
    2150 State Avenue
    Alamosa, CO 81101
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Brooke Smartz

Posted at 12:18pm
My sincere condolences to the Southway family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sincerely, Brooke Smartz

Rachel Norby

Posted at 08:55pm
"Losing someone we love is not easy, but knowing that we have been able to be part of his life, it has been an amazing journey, we now realized that we were blessed to share his life. Butch is a living legend and the hardest working man we have ever known. He would not tell you that because it wasn't work it is a way of life and enjoyment. He took pride in working hard and getting the job done, it did not matter what size of job it was. We all know he loved a challenge. This kind of ethic is forever placed in our hearts.
Our Deepest Condolences Southway's
God Bless
John & Rachel Norby

Pat Patrick

Posted at 05:55pm
Butch and I were good buddies long ago in Blanca. The Southway family (Henry, Elaine, Butch and JoAnn) were Very special to me. I am sad to hear of Butch’s death. Rest In peace.
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City of Alamosa City Council and Staff

Posted at 12:24pm
Our deepest sympathies.
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Phil & Gaynell West

Posted at 11:20am
Phil & I were sorry to hear Butch passed away. We both have many good memories of Butch over the years. He was a very generous man who seemed to care deeply about people and the community. He will be missed. Sincerely, Phil & Gaynell West

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