Shirley Ruth Booth

Dallas, Texas

1935 - 2018


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BOOTH, Shirley Ruth Shirley Stanford Booth was born January 10, 1935 in Waxahachie, Texas to Ernest and Ruth Stanford. She passed away August 21,2018 in Dallas after a hard-fought battle with Parkinson's disease. She is preceded in death by her parents, sisters Bess Schwartz, Ernestine Simmons, brother, James Stanford and her grandson, Alan Robinson. She is survived by her sister, Charlotte Loyd and sons Jim Booth and Steve Robinson and wife Molly. Also, grandson Greg Robinson and wife Laura and granddaughter Gina Robinson. She is also survived by nieces, nephews, co-workers and many long-time friends. Shirley was raised in Waxahachie and attended secretarial school in Dallas. She had a long business career working for Sam P Wallace, Robert Folsom and other distinguished employers. She ended her career working for Gerald J Ford. Shirley was a founding member of TYPOS (Texas Young Presidents' secretaries). She had a "green thumb" and was a "rabid" dog lover. She loved family, friends, a good party and her little Yorkie, Daisy Christine. Shirley touched many lives and will be missed by all who loved her. Funeral service will be at 2PM on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at North Dallas Funeral Home. Family will receive guests from 12-2 prior to the funeral. Memorials can be made to Parkinson's related charities or to no-kill animal shelters .

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My heart goes out to the entire Robinson Family. Shirley was such a lovely, classy and caring lady. I know the entire Robinson Family have to be really hurting right now.
I know she was a great Mother and Grandmother to the Robinson family.
Steve, please know that you don't walk this journey alone. We are praying for you guys right now. Find comfort that Shirley is in a better place now,and will be waiting for you all in heaven.

Glenn Thurman

My sincerest condolences to your family during this time of grief. Please find comfort in the verses at Jeremiah 29:11-13

Shirley Ruth has so many qualities!
Her presence was like champagne, effervescent!
She could tell a Joke to match Johnny Carson!
Her empathy was sincere to tears.
Like very few others, she could always promote Food Envy!
Her generosity extended without expectation.
Her personal insight to the times and changes of Dallas instates her as a resource equal to the Dallas Morning News!
Shirley's ethics and endurance blazed the trail for working women.

Shirley was truly a one of a kind special lady! I met Shirley through TYPOS and enjoyed very much the time I got to visit with her at our meetings. Her love for her TYPOS family was special and I was Blessed to have had benefit of her warmth, knowledge and caring. My deepest condolences to the family! Warmly, Joanne Craiker