Eunice Buan, who grew up in La Canada and is the daughter of La Canada residents Eryl and V. Thelma Buan, will tie the knot with Moreno Valley-born Sheldon Butler on Saturday, July 21.
Eunice graduated from La Cañada High School in 1997, from UC Davis with a psychology degree in 2001, and from Samuel Merritt College with a master's degree in nursing in 2006. While working for her master's degree, she also earned her nursing license in 2005. She now works at the UC Davis Hospital system as a pediatric ICU nurse in Sacramento, California. She is the daughter of Eryl Buan, controller of La Cañada resident-owned Illig Construction Company and Chairperson of St. Bede Catholic Church's Pastoral Council. Her mother is Senior Fund Accountant at CB Richard Ellis Investors.
Sheldon graduated from The University of Southern Illinois. He was commissioned recently as a second lieutenant in the US Air Force Reserves and graduated from pilot training where he received his pilot wings. He is the son of Frank Butler, himself a retired pilot and CEO of both Sunrise and Monarch Petroleum, and Cathy Ann Butlerwhois currently a supervisor for airport security in Tulsa, Okla.
Principal sponsors or godparents are prominent La Ca/ada Filipino-American residents who are all business owners: Dr. and Mrs. Leonard Cruz (née Lydia Floro) of Trinity Nursing Home Management, Mr. and Mrs. Rupert Ouano (née Grace Mercado) of GEM Health Care, and Mr. and Mrs. Michael Cucueco (née Nymia Mandanas) of CR Getty LLC Development Group.
Maid of Honor is Danielle de la Porte while Best Man is Shane Butler, another pilot. Bridesmaids are Mahal Argota, Seeley Bair, Sheree Butler, Alena Marchesano, and Katherine Mullins while groomsmen are Shad Butler, Shelby Butler, Eric Purtz and LCHS graduates Jueryll Buan (brother of the bride) and Nick Racklin. Flower girl is Kelsey Lynn Butler while the ushers are La Cañadans Alvyn, Elwyn, Theryl and Zyril Buan.
Ceremonies will be held at St. Bede the Venerable Catholic Church and officiated by its pastor, Msgr. Jim Gehl. Reception will be held at the Sheraton Universal Hotel.