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In Memory of

Orlander Booth

January 31, 1929 - January 11, 2018

Obituary


Orlander "Dink" Booth passed away and into the arms of his Savior on Thursday, January 11, 2018. Dink was born on January 31, 1929 in Waycross, GA. At a young age he moved with his parents to West Palm Beach, Florida. He attended local schools and graduated from Palm Beach High School where he was successful in both football and track. After graduation, Dink played semi-pro football with the West Palm Beach Jets as a tackle. He spent many happy days at the beach up and down the Florida coast with friends and his dog,...

Orlander "Dink" Booth passed away and into the arms of his Savior on Thursday, January 11, 2018. Dink was born on January 31, 1929 in Waycross, GA. At a young age he moved with his parents to West Palm Beach, Florida. He attended local schools and graduated from Palm Beach High School where he was successful in both football and track. After graduation, Dink played semi-pro football with the West Palm Beach Jets as a tackle. He spent many happy days at the beach up and down the Florida coast with friends and his dog, Tippy. He enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1950. He was stationed at Travis Air Force Base in California and met Fern Norman in December 1951 after a Youth For Christ Rally . They were married in Kingsburg, CA on June 14, 1952. After an honorable discharge, Dink spent a summer working at Mission Springs Conference Center and attended San Jose State College on the G.I. Bill. He taught Industrial Arts and Arts & Crafts at James Boys' Ranch, Cupertino High School and Lynnbrook High School as well as many years as a guidance counselor at Lynnbook. He retired in 1988. Dink and Fern were active in First Covenant Church, San Jose. He enjoyed keeping his yard beautiful, woodworking, calligraphy projects, a great rack of barbequed ribs and homemade ice cream. MOD Pizza was his new favorite. Dink and Fern moved to Covenant Shores Retirement Community in 1995 and attended Mercer Island Covenant Church.


Dink is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Fern; his parents, Lander & Gladys (Sweat) Booth; and his brothers-in-law, Mel Norman, John Satterstrom, and Paul Field, Sr. He is survived by his children: Arleen D'Avis (Gary) of Melbourne, FL; Beverly Grow (David) of Prosser, WA; and Charles Booth (Sheila) of Bothell; 7 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; brothers, Jim Booth (Susie); Tony Booth (Peggy); sister, Brenda Field; sisters-in law: Alice Norman and Dorothy Satterstrom; along with many nieces and nephews.

Arrangements Entrusted to Bleitz Funeral Home, in partnership with Butterworth-Arthur A. Wright Funeral Home & Chapel, in Queen Anne, Seattle, Washington.