Family-Placed Death Notice
ROTH, Gretchen Gretchen Roth passed away Aug. 9 at the age of 57. She leaves us with enduring memories of her spectacular smile and generous laugh. She graduated from Clarkston High School in 1974 and the University of Georgia in 1978. Professionally, she spent many years in the travel industry, including Delta Air Lines. Gretchen had a deep passion for animals and in recent years honed her skills training and caring for dogs, as well as working as a shelter volunteer. Many people, along with a multitude of four-legged pals, experienced her love and generosity. Survivors include her parents, Ray and Miki Roth of Big Canoe, Ga.; her sister and brother-in-law, Mandy Roth and Simeon Smith, of Atlanta; and a loving community of friends and neighbors. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Aug. 24 at the Big Canoe Chapel, Big Canoe, Ga. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Big Canoe Animal Rescue. May she rest in peace. Roper Funeral Home & Crematory of Jasper, Georgia. (706) 253-7500.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Aug. 21, 2013