Grace Booth, 69, long time La Jolla area resident, passed away on July 29, 2013. She was born on April 9, 1944, in Coronado, CA, to Dr. and Mrs. William Booth, the first of their four children.
Grace spent her formative years in both Coronado and La Jolla. She attended schools in San Diego and Pasadena and then finished at the Villa Mercede in Florence, Italy.
She married Gary Anderson in 1962 in La Jolla and soon after their two children were born. They moved to England where they trained as Waldorf teachers. Thereafter they taught at the Waldorf School in Honolulu for several years.
Grace also had a lifetime interest in health and was self-employed with her nutritional business. When she moved to San Diego to be closer to her family, she extended her interests to gardening and even built several raised vegetable beds for her community.
Grace was passionate about her faith and made it the focus of each day. With a history of respiratory difficulty, Grace knew that each day was a blessing. She loved her family dearly and spent what time and energy she had with them.
She leaves behind a daughter, Moira Sustaeta; son, Jason Anderson; and granddaughters, Isabella, Victoria and Alexandra. She is also survived by her sister, Jane Booth Young; brothers, William and Donald Booth; and extended family. Grace was predeceased by her mother, Jane Booth Baker, and her step-father, Joseph Lee Baker, who were well known in the La Jolla community.
Several days before her death, while in the hospital, a nurse commented on the sparkle in her eyes. Grace had said that she was ready to go "home". She is, indeed, in her Heavenly home.
A memorial service is planned on August 22, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. at La Jolla Presbyterian Church Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to: The International Bipolar Foundation, 895Towne Center Dr. #105-360, San Diego, CA 92122.