Booth, Gail Franklin (February 11, 1922 - August 20, 1982)

Gail F. Booth services on Monday

Douglas Budget - August 26, 1982

Gail Franklin Booth, age 60, died Friday, August 20, 1982 at his home in Douglas, Wyoming after an extended illness.

Gail was born February 11, 1922 in Omaha, Nebraska the son of James Franklin and Ella Morton Booth. In 1924 he moved with hi parents to the Ft. Collins, Colorado area. He received his education there, graduating from the Ft. Collins High School. He entered the U.S. Army, January 23, 1940 and was discharged September 24, 1945. He attended bakers' and cooks' school in the Army. He served in the European African Middle Eastern Theater.

After his discharge from the service he came to the Ft. Collins area and took up the trade of being a butcher. He also attained his pilot's license at this time. He became a master electrician about 15 years ago. He was married to Lola Jean Holbach July 10, 1968 in Buffalo, Wyoming. They moved to California in 1978, and then moved to Douglas in April, 1981. He came to work on the Safeway store during the construction period. He has resided here until the time of his death.

He is survived by his wife, of Douglas; his mother, Ella Booth of Lakewood, Co.; ten children; Kathleen Seagrove of Salem, Ore., Bonnie Mitts of Douglas, George Foster of Muddy Gap, Wy., Mike Foster of Webster City, Ia., Donald Foster of Louisville, Ky., Jeanne Roberts of Greeley, Co., Patricia Roberts of Windsor, Co., Bill Foster of the U.S. Army in Germany, Debra Kunzman of Ft. Collins, Co., and Roxie Pursley of Douglas; three brothers, James Booth of Sheridan, Maurice Booth of San Diego, Ca., and David Booth of Gillette; two sisters, Marcele Price of Golden, Co., and Myrna Zarnes of Denver, Co., and 21 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, April 25, 1963 and two grandsons.

Graveside services were held Monday, August 23, 1982 at the Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis, South Dakota at 1:00 p.m. The Rev. James Price officiated. Interment was at the Black Hills National Cemetery. A memorial has been established to First Southern Baptist Church of Douglas. The Converse Funeral Chapel of Douglas was in charge of the arrangements.

Serving as pallbearers were, Don Doughty, Cliff Welch, Charlie Conger, Les Thompson, Ron Kruger and Maurice Opsahl.


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