Henry “Butch” Southway, 77


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 www.RogersFunerals.com