Mary Jane "M.J." Booth
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MARY JANE (MJ) BOOTH, 64, of Falls Church, Va., was a familiar face at Dulles International Airport in suburban Virginia. An American Airlines employee for 45 years, she worked for more than 30 years as secretary to American's general manager at Dulles. Everyone called her MJ, except at the annual American holiday party when she dressed up in costume and went by the name Mrs. Santa Claus. Booth was a passenger aboard American's Flight 77, which crashed into the Pentagon. She was on her way to Las Vegas for a meeting of the employees' credit union.

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Published in The State Journal-Register on Sep. 13, 2001.
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September 11, 2020
To the family of mary thinking of you today Jim was in the service with my father and we new mary when we were little
Jeffory Gene Gauwitz
September 10, 2017
I still miss you as much as the day of the tradegy. You are in my thoughts everyday. You were and still are my best friend. You were a beautiful lady and were always ready to help everyone.

I love you,
Kay Cross
May 31, 2014
I walked a mile for you (mile #311) on 5/28/14 as a dedication to your life.
Barbara Boam
September 11, 2013
Remembering you today. I know Addie is w/you & Jim as well as all my other doggies you're looking after until I get there.
Patty Arey
September 11, 2012
There's no doubt in my mind that MJ certainly DID have AA tattooed on her heart.

I sure do have fond recollections of our chats.

Retired AA Captain
Stu Moulton
September 11, 2012
Hello, Im Brooke. And I would just like to send my prayers out to Mary Jane's family. She is such an inspiration to me, and im sure to everyone else! She seems like a fun and intersting personality that will live on forever. Rip Mary Jane=]<3
September 10, 2011
To the family and friends of MaryJane,
Words will never be enough. Please know that you are in the thoughts of so many, in our AA Family.
September 9, 2011
Remembering you this weekend.
We didn't know each other but we worked for the same company, AA.
May 2, 2011
As a young boy in a crowd of adults,I remember being nervous even though it was family. When we were introduced, you were the most beautiful woman I'd ever seen in my 8-10 years of life. More important is that you touched my shoulder and knelt down to talk to me at my level. You made me feel comfortable and this is the memory I choose to keep.
I've read all the comments here and I'm touched by the expressions of love and loss.
I learned today that bin laden was killed. The media talks about how this is justice and closure but I don't get it. I feel only a void. Rest in peace.
Carl Buchholz
September 10, 2010
Ive read a lot of these post on here and you sure must have been an amazing lady so in your memory I am going to say a prayer for you and your family tomorrow
from one Booth to another God bless
Terry Booth
January 28, 2010
Thinking of you today as I often do. Your cousin Fred.
Fred Buchholz
November 2, 2008
May you rest in peace forever.
T Booth
September 12, 2008
May you rest in peace and My deepest condolances to your family ...
Robert Booth
September 11, 2008
To the family of Mary Jane Booth:
Mary Jane gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. My deepest sympathy to you. We must never forget!
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
Peggy Childers
September 10, 2008
My name is Doug Welch. And I am part of a group of bloggers that are keeping the memory of those lost 7 years ago. It is called Project 2996. And me and many bloggers are posting about the lives of each one lost on that day.

If you want to come by and check it out you can go to my blog.
Doug Welch
September 10, 2008
Your smile will always be in my heart and you will always be missed
lisa palermo
November 18, 2007
Happy Birthday!!!
Doug Abraham
September 11, 2007
We still grieve for you and for your family's loss, 6 years later. May your loved ones find peace.
Just another sad American
June 24, 2007
In remembrance....
P Tabbernor
December 15, 2006

Rest in peace.

God Bless
October 24, 2006
As I cross-stitched your name on the memorial that I am doing for all of the victims, I prayed for you and your family. Please know that your death was not in vain. We will always remember. God Bless.
September 11, 2005
May you rest in peace, MJ. My sister has your precious Addie and all of us love her and think of you every time we look at her. God bless you, MJ. We will never forget.
Paulette Candler
September 11, 2005
Remembering you always.

With Love,
April 11, 2005
"Aunt" Mary Jane,
You were a inspiration to all the people you came into contact with here on earth. I am glad you were apart of our big family. You always had a smile on your face and never seemed to get mad at me. You were a wonderful lady!!! I am so sorry your life had to end so tragicaly. We miss you, but know you are in a better place.
Mary Kate Childress
September 10, 2004
M.J. I will always remember your laugh and our Kick Boxing lessons together, miss you. Patty
Patty Carson
October 6, 2003
mary jane booth,
i did a report on you for school i didnt know you but you were a great women im sure.we will miss you from here in tennessee.your in a better place now.we will remember you always. kyle
kyle canup
September 11, 2003
We will never forget you. God bless to you and your family.
September 11, 2003
We will never forget. God Bless.
Salina Romero
September 10, 2003
god be with you
anne jones
September 9, 2003
September 8, 2003

Although we never met in person, I enjoyed working with you over emails and phone calls at American. Your American Airlines family misses you greatly.
Brenda Carr
August 26, 2003
Mary Jane,
Although we never met, your sister has shared loving thoughts of how you impacted the lives of your family as well as others who knew you. "Sleep Peacefully".

Janice Board
Victim Specialist
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Dallas Division
Janice Board
August 26, 2003
We still think about you here at IAD. We miss you.

August 13, 2003
I look forward to meeting you in heaven, for it is obvious that you impacted many here on earth. We will honor your memory by praying for your friends and family that you left behind.
Much love from Texas....
Del Newberry
February 18, 2003
My family recieved many inquiries and offers of condolences after the attacks, all the while I was fine. Seeing how this impacted my family when I was perfectly safe has shown me how fragile life is. To the family of MJ, I can only give you my testimony of our living Father in heaven, that we are all His children and that you will one day see MJ again. May your lives be richly blessed and may you find comfort in the atoning sacrifice of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
mj booth
November 4, 2002
God Bless Them All. It was started centurys ago God help us today with the terror and our wepons of mass destruction that we made most of them.Like I said God help us ,God bless them.And now we WAIT...Sorry to say but the Terror from within is no better. L.G.Davis Sr. Lifetime member V.F.W.Post 5744 South Berwick Me
Leon Davis Sr.
September 19, 2002
Mary Jane Booth
Remembering you -
As part of the "AA Family", one knows how strong our bond is.....even though we never met...I will not forget you....May your friends and family find comfort in the memories they shared w/ you...
On the ground in RES at the ERO
September 11, 2002
When I visited the web site for the Points of Light Org. I found Mary's name listed among the victims of 9-11-01 and read about her volunteer work with senior citizens. I am a graduate student in counseling and will be counseling elders upon completion. Over the course of the next 30 days, myself and a collection of other volunteers will be assisting senior citizens in our community with much needed yard work or heavy house cleaning, this being done in memory of Mary. I did not know Mary, but she and people like her are much needed in our world today; she is and will be sorely missed. My prayers are with her family.
Linda Lajeunesse
September 11, 2002
MJ was everything to all of us here at Washington Dulles Airport. She and I became close friends after the sudden loss of her husband, Jim. She had a yellow lab -Addie- that was the love of her life. We shared lots of laughs and I consider myself fortunate to have had her as my friend. She will always have a place in my heart. She was quite a gal!!!
Jackie Lewis
September 10, 2002
While paging through this wonderful web site, I found your name. Booth is my maiden name and I have a sister Mari (with an "i") I just had to send my prayers and tell you how sad I am for all that lost "their Mary" May God bring you peace.
Candi Henley
September 10, 2002
You will always be in our hearts and prayers, From your Northwest IAD Family
Kristin & Jackie
July 1, 2002
April 4, 2002
Today, April 4th, 2002 1 mile was walked to honor the life of Mary Jane & all the family friends and loved ones she left behind. May you find some comfort in knowing that you do not grieve alone.

Mary Jane, although you are gone, you will never be forgotten, may you rest in peace.
Kathy Swaringen
March 11, 2002
I never knew M.J. but I too wear a mercy band with her name on it. I pray for her family and friends everyday that they will know she is indeed in a much better place. I also want them to know she will never be forgotten.
Brenda young
March 11, 2002
That first hard day back to work it was to you I went to for a smile and comfort. When they told me you were on board I thought my heart would just stop. I worked that trip to LA would have been proud of me MJ. But I miss your shining smile and that laugh that made everything right. I know your family is proud of your life, how could they not be? But boy we still love and think of you.
A fellow AAer
January 12, 2002
We are deeply sorry for your loss of M.J. May her enjoyment for playing Mrs. Claus, her life and love continue living in those who love her. Our hearts cry with you in your great loss of M.J.
America Cries
We see your sorrow-
and our hearts cry....
We can not erase your pain
but you do not have to face the anguish alone-for we-
-the American people-
are beside you.
We so desperately want to have the touch that brings you comfort,
the strength that gives you courage,
and the words to lighten your spirits.
And when we are left speechless
may the silence of our nation weave love into your hearts
to ease your sorrow.
May you find healing through our nation's strength as we-
-the American people-
face this difficult time together. Our hearts are with you. Teresa Jahn
Dixon, IL
Teresa Jahn
November 9, 2001
Cajetan fernandes
November 7, 2001
I have a MERCY BAND with MJ Booth on it---I pray for her family and for your peace. May God bless each family and friend of MJ Booth...In Jesus love, Lynn
Lynn Southard-Vargas
November 1, 2001
From one Mary Booth to another, you will always be remembered in my prayers.
Mary Booth
October 17, 2001
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.....A Fellow American
Renee Montgomery
October 10, 2001
I need to tell you how sorry I am for your loss. This is all I can do,I feel so helpless. You are in my prayers
October 6, 2001
May angels suround you and your love ones with comfort and peace..
September 30, 2001
September 25, 2001
Rest in peace my friend.
Proud American
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