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Donald Booth

May 23, 1952 – June 17, 2021


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Donald Booth, a servant of Christ, passed from this earth at age 69 on June 17, 2021, and is now with his Father in heaven.

He is survived by his:

  • High school sweetheart and wife of 48 years – Teresa
  • Son Nathan, daughter-in-law Stacie, and grandchildren Josiah, Isaiah, Raiden, and Chayse
  • Daughter Rachel and son-in-law Brad
  • Son Samuel, daughter-in-law Sarah, and grandchildren Esther, Elijah, and Titus
  • Daughter Sarah, son-in-law Josh, and grandchildren Lizzie, Conner, and Aaron
  • Brother Joe Jr. and sister-in-law Linda
  • Brother-in-law John
  • Foster sister Miranda and foster brother-in-law Jamie

He was predeceased by his parents, Joe Sr. and Mona; his brother, Robert; his sister, Glenda; and foster sister, Rochelle.

Donald loved his family deeply and supported their hopes and dreams. He taught them to love as Christ loved the church and to walk daily with their God. He was intentional about visiting his family regularly and making memories through experiences.

Donald was born in Ft. Smith, Arkansas. He graduated from Mesa High School where he marched with the Big Purple Band, sang with the choir, and played in the orchestra. Donald attended Abilene Christian College. He graduated from Ottawa University with his Bachelor of Arts and from Grand Canyon University with a Master of Arts in teaching.

Donald led worship in song and preached the gospel in the churches of Christ, most recently with the Desert Sands congregation. He organized and wrote questions for the Bible Bowl at the Mesa church of Christ for many years. Donald also wrote, arranged, and performed a cappella music for members of the church. If the saints were gathering, you could count on Donald to be there with a smile on his face and a tender heart ready to serve.

Donald was a high school teacher, most recently at Westwood High in Mesa, Arizona. He was awarded “teacher of the year” for the 2020-2021 academic period. He loved his students and took pride in being a catalyst for their success. He was described by his students as being cool, chill, relaxed, and someone who helped them learn to like math and science. He was known for his over-the-top classroom decorations and always providing snacks for his students.

There will be a memorial service to celebrate Donald’s full and blessed life at 3:00 pm on July 18, 2021 at the Mesa church of Christ, 1223 E Dana Ave, Mesa, Arizona 85204.  The family will receive friends immediately following the service for a light meal in the fellowship hall at the same location.

If you are unable to attend in person, you may view the service at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceNevy9AH4M

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4 responses to “Donald Booth”

  1. Jason Simonton. says:

    We will miss seeing him at American Discount Foods. He was always a pleasure to talk to. My favorite line of his was when you asked how he was doing he would say “oh you know old, senile, decrepit, but it doesn’t do me any good to complain about it.” He was always buying candy, drinks, snacks for his students.
    – Jason
    general manager

  2. Tom and Carnella says:

    DON WAS. loved by all very much. I loved his knowledge of the Bible and he could have an answer immediately. We loved him and miss him so much.

  3. Rachel Raburn says:

    Thank you for your kind words Jason.
    Rachel – Don’s daughter

  4. Anthony Bryant says:

    My memory of Don is primarily through his ministry of music and teaching at the Desert Sands Church. The genuineness of his faith was evident in his singing, teaching, and personal conversation. His enthusiasm for the Lord was contagious. As a song leader his manner made me want to sing with all my heart. As a personal friend I sensed a genuine love for the Lord and for me. I will miss him as a friend and brother in Christ.

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Donald Booth

May 23, 1952 – June 17, 2021


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Donald Booth, a servant of Christ, passed from this earth at age 69 on June 17, 2021, and is now with his Father in heaven.

He is survived by his:

  • High school sweetheart and wife of 48 years – Teresa
  • Son Nathan, daughter-in-law Stacie, and grandchildren Josiah, Isaiah, Raiden, and Chayse
  • Daughter Rachel and son-in-law Brad
  • Son Samuel, daughter-in-law Sarah, and grandchildren Esther, Elijah, and Titus
  • Daughter Sarah, son-in-law Josh, and grandchildren Lizzie, Conner, and Aaron
  • Brother Joe Jr. and sister-in-law Linda
  • Brother-in-law John
  • Foster sister Miranda and foster brother-in-law Jamie

He was predeceased by his parents, Joe Sr. and Mona; his brother, Robert; his sister, Glenda; and foster sister, Rochelle.

Donald loved his family deeply and supported their hopes and dreams. He taught them to love as Christ loved the church and to walk daily with their God. He was intentional about visiting his family regularly and making memories through experiences.

Donald was born in Ft. Smith, Arkansas. He graduated from Mesa High School where he marched with the Big Purple Band, sang with the choir, and played in the orchestra. Donald attended Abilene Christian College. He graduated from Ottawa University with his Bachelor of Arts and from Grand Canyon University with a Master of Arts in teaching.

Donald led worship in song and preached the gospel in the churches of Christ, most recently with the Desert Sands congregation. He organized and wrote questions for the Bible Bowl at the Mesa church of Christ for many years. Donald also wrote, arranged, and performed a cappella music for members of the church. If the saints were gathering, you could count on Donald to be there with a smile on his face and a tender heart ready to serve.

Donald was a high school teacher, most recently at Westwood High in Mesa, Arizona. He was awarded “teacher of the year” for the 2020-2021 academic period. He loved his students and took pride in being a catalyst for their success. He was described by his students as being cool, chill, relaxed, and someone who helped them learn to like math and science. He was known for his over-the-top classroom decorations and always providing snacks for his students.

There will be a memorial service to celebrate Donald’s full and blessed life at 3:00 pm on July 18, 2021 at the Mesa church of Christ, 1223 E Dana Ave, Mesa, Arizona 85204.  The family will receive friends immediately following the service for a light meal in the fellowship hall at the same location.

If you are unable to attend in person, you may view the service at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceNevy9AH4M

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4 responses to “Donald Booth”

  1. Jason Simonton. says:

    We will miss seeing him at American Discount Foods. He was always a pleasure to talk to. My favorite line of his was when you asked how he was doing he would say “oh you know old, senile, decrepit, but it doesn’t do me any good to complain about it.” He was always buying candy, drinks, snacks for his students.
    – Jason
    general manager

  2. Tom and Carnella says:

    DON WAS. loved by all very much. I loved his knowledge of the Bible and he could have an answer immediately. We loved him and miss him so much.

  3. Rachel Raburn says:

    Thank you for your kind words Jason.
    Rachel – Don’s daughter

  4. Anthony Bryant says:

    My memory of Don is primarily through his ministry of music and teaching at the Desert Sands Church. The genuineness of his faith was evident in his singing, teaching, and personal conversation. His enthusiasm for the Lord was contagious. As a song leader his manner made me want to sing with all my heart. As a personal friend I sensed a genuine love for the Lord and for me. I will miss him as a friend and brother in Christ.

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