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Charles 'Charlie' V. Booth

Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, and American Hero

Charlie Booth passed away February 27, 2016 in Ashland, Ore. He was born March 30, 1923 to Charles and Nora (Bradshaw) Booth in Pasadena, Calif.

Charlie married his lovely wife, Virginia, April 15, 1961 in Ventura, Calif. He had served in the United States Army as a sergeant, in the CBI (China, Burma, India) theater during World War II. After the war, Charlie attended the University of California at Berkeley and earned his masters degree in geology. He spent over 30 years as a professional geologist working for Shell Oil. Those who worked under his command always recalled that he was kind, generous, and supportive of their own efforts to further their careers and continuing education. He mentored them from start to finish.

Charlie always made a big impression on everyone he met; he was a true ‘force of nature,' highly intelligent, analytical, and a deep thinker who was emphatic with his opinion on any subject. He will be deeply missed by all.

He enjoyed collecting many things including stamps, records, Mardi Gras doubloons, books on World War II, and genealogy.

Charlie is survived by his beloved wife, Virginia C. Booth; his son, Larry R. Booth (Marcia); and his grandchildren, Wendy Booth and Joshua Pittman. He was preceded in death by his parents and his daughter, Roxanne M. Booth.

At Charlie’s request, there will be no services, but interment will take place at Bellevue Memorial Park, Ontario, Calif.

Memorial contributions in Charlie’s honor may be made to the Palm Springs Air Museum, 745 N. Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs, Calif.  92262 or www.palmspringsairmuseum.org/donate/