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
Published in Press-Telegram on Dec. 19, 2009.