ST. GEORGE, UTAH - Dad was born in Provo, Utah to Willard Verdell Booth and LaVaun Nance Booth. He grew up in Tooele. He married Norma Vorwaller on August 3, 1945 and they had three children.
Dad was a proud veteran of World War II. He joined the U.S. Navy on December 5, 1941, and was honorably discharged in 1945. He returned to Tooele to work for the Tooele Army Depot. He later retired from TaCom in 1975 in Warren, Michigan.
He was a Past Exalted Ruler of the BPOE and member of the FOE for many years. Dad enjoyed bowling, golfing, and traveling. He loved telling jokes and stories of his time in Hawaii and Saigon. Dad loved his daily ritual of visiting his friends.
He is survived by his children: Utanna (Jim) Burbank, Susan Hillman, and Clifford (Shanna) Booth; brothers: Timmer (Donna) McKendrick and Bob Booth; sister: Kim McKendrick; Grandchildren: Brian (Renee) Hillman, Dawna (Aaron) Clifford, Darla (Greg) Faux, Walter (Katie) Booth, Misty Hillman, and Shady (Donovan) White; and his great-grandchildren: Brandon Hillman, Paul Hillman, Shelbie Hillman, Sarah Bacher, Brooke Bacher, Brady Faux, Skyler Macomber, Sagen Hillman, Rainy White, and one on the way. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Janet Parke.
Graveside services will be held Friday, May 18, 2012 at 12:30 p.m. at Tonaquint Cemetery, 1777 South Dixie Drive, St. George, Utah. Visitation will take place Friday, May 18, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Pine View Mortuary, 566 North Mall Drive, St. George, Utah, prior to services. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Pine View Mortuary, 435-986-4222.