GEORGE LEAVITT BOOTH March 26, 1932 – August 3, 2021
[Note: George and his father, Levitt Booth, built Crescent Park subdivision from the ground up. So sad to lose his legacy!]
George L. Booth, age 89, passed away Tuesday, August 3, 2021, of natural causes. He was residing at The Arbors of San Marino, assisted living, in Westminster, Colorado. Although he had been experiencing the natural decline that comes with age, his death was unexpected and saddens the hearts of all those who knew and loved him. He was born at his grandmother’s home in Denver, Colorado. He lived his childhood years on the family ranch in Coal Creek Canyon and his teen years at the family’s home just west of Arvada, Colorado, where he graduated from Arvada High School. Following high school, he served 2 years active duty in the U.S. Army and another 6 years in the Army Reserves. George built his home and raised his family in Coal Creek Canyon, where he worked along side his father on the family ranch and timber/logging business. He also worked for Boulder County Road Maintenance and ran his own heavy equipment business. He was well known in the Coal Creek Canyon region, the Front Range Livestock Association, and Golden Gate Grange. As he had a keen interest in the history of the Golden-Coal Creek- Arvada area, he was a longtime member of The Arvada Historical Society.
George is survived by:
his children: Sharon L. McKee, Susan K. Scholfield, Charles J. Booth
his daughter-in-law: Deborah K. Booth
his stepchildren: Jay W. (Melody) Saxton, Jr., Donna E. (Mike) Potts, Mary G. (Mike) Newman
his grandchildren: Amber Talas, Zachary Booth, Jacob Scholfield, Tiffany Booth, Dora McKee, Dustin Jones, Charles “Chas” Booth, Garett McKee, Emily Booth, Laura “Adie” Booth
his step-grandchildren: David Newman, Michael Newman . his siblings: Murva Ann (W. Duane) Rodgers, Clara C. Morris
as well as 17 great-grandchildren, 4 nieces, and 6 great niece/nephews
George is preceded in death by:
his wife, Genevieve “Bea” Booth (Simons, Saxton) . his son, George L. Booth, Jr.
his former wife and mother of his children, Barbara Ann McBroom (Meisner, Booth)
his parents, Leavitt A. Booth and Clara Murva Booth (Penna)
Memorial service is to be held Friday, August 27, 1:00 p.m. at Aspen Mortuary (6370 Union St., Arvada, CO 80004)
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Arvada Historical Society (303-431-1261) – please indicate that the donation is in memory of George L. Booth. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.aspenmortuaries.com.
Steve and Sarah Whiteside bought George & Bea’s home at 11967 Crescent Park Dr. Carly (Drienka) & Carter Hallmark are renting it now.