Louie Walter Booth, 76, of Terrell, Texas, went to be with his Lord and Savior Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010, at his residence. Funeral services celebrating Louieâ€™s life will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010, at Ingram Funeral Home in Quinlan, Texas, and burial will follow with military honors at noon on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, at South Park Cemetery in Roswell.
Louie was born March 28, 1934, in French Camp, Calif. He is the son of the late Walter Louie Booth and Ruby Helen Wilson Booth. In 1952, Louie entered the United States Air Force and he served his country during the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War, retiring in 1973 after 20 years of service. In 1976, he went to work at ATSF (Santa Fe Railroad) where he worked as a pipe fitter for 20 more years, retiring in 1996.
Louie married the love of his life, EstaLee â€œLady Bugâ€ Ralphine Tanner on Aug. 25, 1956, and they made their home in many areas of the United States because of Louieâ€™s career. She preceded him in death on March 1, 2004. In June 2004, he moved to Texas where he could be near his family. Louis was also preceded in death by his twin brother, Raymond, and four sisters, Helen, Beverly, Dottie and Betty.
Louie was an avid OU â€œSoonerâ€ and Texas Rangers fan; he also enjoyed fishing, hunting, telling stories and being a grandpa. He is loved and will be missed by his daughters, Roberta Rinehart and husband, Larry, of Arkansas City, Kan., Virgie Romine and husband, David, of Artesia, Deanna Fredrickson of Grand Island, N.Y., Davina Hudson of Oklahoma City, Okla., Carol Heacock of Seattle, Wash., Kathy Rasco and husband, Kelvin Ray, of Quinlan, Texas, and Nonia Booth of Terrell, Texas; 14 grandchildren and 27 greatgrandchildren; sister, Lilly Bellinger and husband, Bob, of Junction City, Ore., and his canine kid, â€œMissy.â€