Author & Composer
b (H Butler) at Lyndhurst, Hants 1951. Brockenhurst Grammar Sch and Weymouth Teacher Training Coll, Dorset; qualified as a teacher 1972. She taught reception and infant classes, then private all-age piano tuition, and has been for many years a landscape artist (watercolour and pencil). Her guitar-playing was brought to a halt by a spinal disability. Now living at Staveley, nr Kendal in Cumbria, she is a member of Parr St Evangelical Ch. Her hymnwriting began with a chorus on ‘Wisdom and understanding’ for Education Sunday 1966, requested by RE Teacher John Eyers. She has written many musical and choral works including a folk setting of a Dorset poem, recorded by The Yetties c1982. She has also written, composed, and sung original verses by request for her church, to match the sermon text or theme, especially when her husband Roy was the preacher. She wrote her church’s 60th anniversary hymn in 1992 (prompted by a sermon by the elder Bill Squibb), also that year a Christmas carol arranged SATB and sung at Southampton General Hospital by the Ambassadors’ Choir. First published hymn in Praise!. No.303.