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Leslie James Boothe
August 31, 1927 - February 11, 2020

Leslie James Boothe

Leslie James Boothe
Aug 31, 1927 - Feb 11, 2020

Leslie James Boothe
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Leslie J. Boothe
Leslie James Boothe, beloved husband, father, grandfather, teacher and friend, passed away on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 surrounded by his cherished family.
He was born August 31, 1927 in Eureka, Utah to Leslie H. and Ella Nielson Boothe. He was blessed to be raised in a home full of love and kindness with his five siblings in Burley, Idaho. After graduating from Burley High School, he enlisted in the United States Navy and served 18 months on the island of Guam. Upon returning home, he was called to serve in the Northern California LDS Mission. He met his dear wife, LuElla Johnson, while attending Ricks College. They were sealed in the Idaho Falls Temple on June 4, 1952. They were blessed with 67 years together. He received his Bachelor's degree from Ricks College and his Master's Degree from BYU. He was blessed to have a career he had dreamed working for 38 years in the Church Education System as a seminary and institute teacher. He enjoyed his time teaching at the Institute of Religion at Weber State University for 32 years. He was a gifted teacher. To this day we meet people who remember the great impact he had on their lives as he taught them the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He faithfully served in many callings throughout his life as a Bishop, in Bishoprics, High Councils, as an ordinance worker in the Ogden Temple and as a senior couple missionary with his wife at BYU Hawaii. His service, was not limited to church callings. He spent his life going about doing good. He saw the best in people and treated everyone as a precious child of God. His greatest service was to his family. He and Lu have seven children who he loved with all his heart. He said his happiest times were when his children were little running through the house. He was a man who enjoyed beautiful flowers, his vegetable garden, delicious food, music, BYU sports, reading, and great friends and calling the many people he loved.
We will miss him, but are so grateful for the example of his faithful life.
He is survived by his devoted wife, Lu; his children: Greg (Fara) Boothe; LuAnn (Steve) Peterson; Susan (Craig) Rammell; Leslie M. Boothe; Todd (Lori) Boothe; Christine (Steve) Saunders; 19 grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren, one sister, Carole Moulton.
He was preceded in death by his parents, son Arlin Boothe and grandson, Brian Rammell, one brother, Wayne and three sisters, Melba, Darlene, and Maxine.
We would like to express our gratitude to the many medical professionals that helped with his care, especially Dr. Mariam Nassif, Dr. Richard Hall and Kylie and Hailee from Applegate Hospice.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 21, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at South Weber 3rd Ward Chapel, 7989 S. 2250 E.
Viewings will be held on Thursday, February 20, 2020 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and on Friday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church.
Interment will follow on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at the Victor Cemetery, where military honors will be accorded by the Honor Guard.
Send condolences to www.gfc-utah.com.

 
 

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Phil and Dawn Hanks on Mar 2, 2020

Our love and heartfelt condolences at Les's passing. He lived a great life and contributed must to family, community and Church, especially CES.
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Dean Harper on Feb 24, 2020

To my aunt Lu and cousins: we want to send our deepest condolences to you and your family for the lost of Uncle Les. I remember all the sweet things that my mother (Darlene) would say about her brother Les. She loved her family with all her heart. I am sure that Les is happy to be among his brother and sisters once again but at the same, I am sure that his heart is broken leaving his wife and family back here on earth. Les is one of a kind and he will surely be missed to all that have known him. We are so blessed to have him for the short time when he was here. Truly blessed indeed! Bless your heart Aunt Lu and may you find peace within your soul. Les will always be close to his sweetheart and that will always be you. Dean and Sandra Harper

Almina Barksdale on Feb 21, 2020

Lu: It is with mixed feeling that I read the obit for Les. Sad for you and your family -- my condolences to all of your family. He had a productive life. Joy for it bringing fond memories of time we spent in Hawaii together (especially the early morning golf dates). Almina Barksdale

Brian Morris on Feb 20, 2020

Bishop and Sister Boothe were a great blessing to my family over so many years. They watched over me and my brother and sister for several years and were always concerned about us as a family. They were always kind and loving. They may not understand, but they were instruments in the Lord's hands in keeping us close to the gospel of Jesus Christ. May the Lord's peace and blessing be with this good family at this time.

Tony Ritchie on Feb 19, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Leslie Boothe was a first rate man. Probably one of the nicest people I have met. The definition of a good person. God Bless

Linda Church on Feb 17, 2020

He was a wonderful Bishop when we moved here n the Canyon View 2nd word back in 1991. He was a loving and caring Home teacher to our family. I have always loved his testimony of the Gospel Of Jesus Christ. May you find comfort at this time. My love to you and you family. Linda Church

Thomas E. Brown on Feb 15, 2020

Les was a wonderful friend and neighbor and a great husband and father and servant of the Lord. He was never without a smile and a friendly greeting. The Lord already has him sharing the Gospel just as he did here. May the Lord bless and comfort this dear family now and forever.

Eric Johnsen on Feb 14, 2020

Uncle Les was the kindest and most gentle man I have ever met in my life. Whenever we spoke I always felt like he cared about me and love me. He was truly one of the great men in my life!

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20
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South Weber 3rd Ward Building
7989 S 2250 E
South Weber, Utah 84405
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


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Feb
21
Friday
South Weber 3rd Ward Building
7989 S 2250 E
South Weber, Utah 84405
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM


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Feb
21
Friday
South Weber 3rd Ward Building
7989 S 2250 E
South Weber, Utah 84405
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM


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Feb
22
Saturday
Victor Cemetery
Victor Cemetery Road
Victor, ID, United States 83455
1:00 AM - 1:30 PM


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