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Friday, December 15, 2017

Jan Butler McNatt, widow of Capt. Art 'Butch' McNatt

~ IN MEMORY ~
Jan McNatt, widow of NAL/PAA/DL Capt. Art ‘Butch’ McNatt
 
Notification with the passing of Jan McNatt, widow of National/Pan Am/Delta pilot and military veteran Captain Arthur A. McNatt III who passed in 1994.  To view/sign the online guestbook for Jan, please visit the funeral home website at http://www.moorefuneral.com/obituaries/Jan-Butler-Mcnatt/ 
Services are planned for today December 15th in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Both obituaries appear below.
                Thank you,
                    ~ Carol for the PCN 
Obituary...........................
Jan Butler McNatt, cherished mother, grandmother and dear friend, 76, of Miami Lakes, FL, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, surrounded by her three children, Kimberly, Dawn and Arthur. Born September 23, 1941, Jan grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Santa Barbara, California, before moving to Tulsa and attending Central High. Jan began college at Stephen's in Missouri, before transferring to Tulsa University, where she was Track Queen; a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority; and met the love of her life, Art McNatt, whom everyone called "Butch." Butch, a pilot with National, Pan Am and Delta Airlines, and Jan decided to move to Miami, Florida, in the 70s where she contributed to junior women's groups and raised her three children. Butch predeceased her in 1994.
 
 Jan's greatest joy was being with her children and their families to whom she dedicated her life. Her tireless energy led to the nickname of "Scooter"; her love of fashion and entertaining always included great taste and a terrific sense of wit. Friends would see her through the years at her favorite place to meet, Beverly Hills Café in Miami Lakes. More often than not, Jan was accompanied there by her beloved dogs Sedona, her lab; Indigo, her French bulldog; and finally, Beverly whom she rescued and enlisted her dear friend, Dennis, to walk.
 
 Jan is survived by her daughter, Kimberly McNatt; her daughter, Dawn McNatt Fraine; her son, Arthur McNatt; and her two grandchildren, Hannah Hall and Kayla Rose.
 
 A graveside service will be at noon on Friday, December 15 at Memorial Park Cemetery in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to any charity serving veterans.     Moore's Southlawn 918-0663-2233 share memories at moorefuneral.com
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Capt. Arthur A. McNatt
Date of Birth:  October  13, 1941, Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, USA
Date of Death:   July  23, 1994, Milan, Città Metropolitana di Milano, Lombardia, Italy
Age at Death: 52 years, 9 months, 10 days
 
 
In Memoriam - Arthur "Art" A. McNatt III with photos
Arthur "Art" A. McNatt III lived in my Miami Lakes neighborhood with his wife Jan and three children. He was from Oklahoma and educated at Tulsa University. He served as a pilot in the U. S. Air Force from 1963 to 1967. He joined National Airlines after the Air Force and was a captain with them until Pan Am bought National in 1980 and he became a Pan Am captain and instructor pilot. When Delta bought the Pan Am Airbus A-310's he was an A-310 captain and he moved over to Delta when they offered Pan Am's A-310 flight crews jobs with Delta.
 
Art also served his community for 17 years by working shifts as a reserve police deputy sheriff with full law enforcement powers for $1 a year for the Metro-Dade County Police Department.
 
Art's daughter Kim was a friend of my family, his son Arthur "Forth" A. McNatt IV mowed my yard and his younger daughter Dawn babysat for us. All three of them turned out to be fine productive citizens.
 
Tragically Art died at the age of 52 while flying a Delta B767 on approach to an airport in Italy on July 23, 1994. He was a fine pilot, a great family man, a good neighbor and all around good guy who many of us still miss to this day. Please click on the last photo to read his obituary. RIP Art!
 
Art McNatt's Obituary  ... 
McNatt, Arthur A. III, 52 of Miami Lakes, passed away Saturday, July 23, 1994. A long-time Miami Lakes resident, beloved husband, father and friend. Arthur began his 25 year flying career as a pilot with National Airlines back in the 1960s and subsequently flew with Pan American World Airways and currently, Delta Airlines. Arthur had a long and distinguished career as both a Captain and instructor. Educated at Tulsa University, and a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity. Arthur served his country as a pilot in the Air Force from 1963-1967. In 1977, he volunteered in the Metro Dade Police Department as a Reserve Police Officer where he served for the past 17 years. An active Harley Davidson enthusiast, Art was known for his love of riding with his son and fellow Harley friends, and is known to many and loved by all. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Jan; his son Arthur and daughters Kimberly and Dawn.

 

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