|Death: ||Jan. 21, 2013|
BOOTH, BETTY-- was born Betty Lou Washam to Lon & Melvernia Washam in 1924 in Proffitt, Young County, Texas. During the great depression her family survived by farming. Betty grew up in the panhandle of Texas and went to school in Middlewell, Hereford, and Clovis. Her family moved to Roswell the summer before Pearl Harbor and outbreak of WW2 in 1941.
Betty worked for Mountain States Telephone & Telegraph company for 4 years during which she married Leroy (Hank) Booth. During the 1950's Betty became very active with the youth. She was Den Mother for Cub Scouts-and helped organize school track meets, PTA functions, and Cub scout student events, and student shows at Washington Avenue Grade School.
Betty was head of accounts payable department at Arrow Gas for 10 years and later at Coca Cola for 10 years as secretary. After Betty retired she became a Shaklee distributor and enjoyed helping many people with vitamin deficiencies and health situations. Betty loved listening to music, singing, dancing, and reading. She loved nature. Betty loved cats, and made a daily ritual of feeding her cats, birds, and squirrels. Betty appreciated animals as gifts from our creator and spent many hours cultivating her flower gardens. Mom loved young people and extended herself to provide help, advise, and love to those needing emotional support and assistance,
In 1957 Betty dedicated her life to Jehovah God sovereign of the universe. Her hope is to live in
the "Paradise" Adam & Eve lost due to their transgressions. This hope is found in
Revelations 21:4 "Where there will be no more pain, sickness, sorrow, or death... for the former
things shall pass away".
Those deceased preceding Betty were her parents Lon & Vemia Washam, he husband Leroy G. Booth, sister, Florene Vaughn & husband Elmo, brothers, Jeff Washam and Noel Washam. Nieces Kay Turner, Nancy Goff &; husband Ray, and great niece Kelly Vaughn.
Betty is survived by her son Rex Booth of Santa Cruz, CA, grandson Alan Booth, wife Tomoko, great-grandchildren Curtis Booth and Ashley Booth of Sacramento, California. Betty's nephews: Gordon Vaughn, Gordon Vaughn Jr, Billy & Bobby Washam, Wayne Washam, Larry Washam; nieces Cathy Morrison, Cheryl Parker, Sharon Hooser, and Debby McCailum.
Published January 22, 2013 by LaGrone Funeral Home
Created by: Carolyn Mackey-Byrum
Record added: Jan 22, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 103996912
Added: Jan. 23, 2013