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.
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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.
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
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
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.
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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