CAROL LAWSON BOOTH 1914 ~ 2013
Carol died peacefully on Friday, February 1, 2013 at her home in Birmingham, Michigan surrounded by her loving family. Carol, long-time resident of Birmingham, Michigan and a former resident of Colorado Springs, Detroit, Switzerland, Florida, and California will be remembered for her steadfast commitment to her family and friends.
Born in Detroit, Carol graduated from the Liggett School, Grosse Pointe in 1932 and was self educated after graduation.
While her kindness and generosity made an impact on so many in Michigan, Carol's heart was forever in Colorado. Carol married childhood friend John McLaughlin Booth. During World War II John was transferred to Camp Carson in Colorado Springs, CO. The family at that point consisted of two children. The third child was born in Colorado. After the war, the family bought a ranch in Edlowe, Colorado with spectacular mountain views. The ranch years were centered on the young family and Carol thrived on the mountain living.
Carol, John, and the family moved to Birmingham in 1960. Carol was a homemaker and an active volunteer in many organizations such as the Detroit Institute of Arts, Visiting Nurses Associations, Junior League, Cranbrook Academy of Art board of governors, Christ Church Cranbrook Vestry and Altar Guild chair.
She was a member of the Village Club in Bloomfield Hills and a former member of the Moorings Club in Vero Beach, Florida. She was a past president of the Sigma Gamma Association and was the oldest living member, having joined in 1927.
Beloved wife of the late John M. Booth for 50 years. Dear mother of Thomas L. (Lois), Carol "Ginger" Beesley (Peter) and Nancy Hanscom (Fred). Loving grandmother of Kimberly Hunt Jarzembowski (Tim), James Robert Booth (Suzanne), Elizabeth Booth O'Toole (Andy) and Timothy Dana Jackson. Great grandmother of Rachael, Lauren and Kristen Jarzembowski, Jake Meade, Ella and Harper Haase, and Katie and Mackenzie O'Toole.
Carol will be remembered for her unwavering graciousness and her steadfast commitment to her family and friends.
A celebration of her life will be held Friday March 15th at 11:00am at Christ Church Cranbrook, 470 Church Rd. (Lone Pine west of Woodward), Bloomfield Hills.
In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be sent to Christ Church Cranbrook or the Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum.
Read Carol Booth's Obituary and Guestbook on desmondfuneralhome.com.