Maxine Rose Booth
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Maxine Rose Booth 1912 - 2009 Maxine, a long time resident of Long Beach, was born in San Fernando on March 1, 1912, and passed away December 15, 2009 at Catered Manor Nursing Facility in Long Beach. Maxine graduated from Wilson High School, attended LBCC and USC, where she studied drama and was a member of Kappa Delta Sorority. She was actively involved in her children's activities, and later her grandchildren and great grandchildren's activities kept her very busy. She remained active in her Kappa Delta Sorority throughout her whole life, representing Kappa Delta as President of the Long Beach Panhellenic Association, and serving as President of the Long Beach Kappa Delta Alumnae Association. Maxine was also a long time member of Long Beach GOP JR's. In her mid-fifties, Maxine went back to college and earned her Early Childhood Teaching Certifica te and worked for 5 years for the LBUSD at Edison Elementary Preschool. She loved to travel, visiting many countries, and at 85 years of age, she traveled to her ancestor's castle, meeting with the Rose Clan in Inverness, Scotland. She also loved playing bridge, and excelled in duplicate bridge, and played whenever asked. She is survived by her 3 children, daughter, Jonine Wright (Merrill), son, Thomas Booth (Patricia) and daughter, Carleen Armstrong (Wendall); 7 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. A private memorial is planned. Luyben Family Dilday-Mottell (562) 425-6401

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Published in Press-Telegram on Dec. 19, 2009.
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February 6, 2010
I was just told tonight that grandmother had past. I love you Grandma and you will always be in my hart..
Thomas Booth
February 6, 2010
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Thomas Booth Jr.
February 6, 2010
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
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Thomas Booth Jr.
December 19, 2009
Jonine and family - our condolences on the passing of your mother. Our sympathies are with you in this sad time and we wish the loving memories will keep her ever near.
Cameron and Katie Larson
Cameron Larson
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