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Yvonne E. Booth

d. May 14, 2023

Yvonne Elaine Elliott Booth passed away quietly on Sunday, May 14, 2023, with her three daughters by her side. Yvonne was a long-time resident of Lafayette before moving to Fairhope, Alabama in 2010. She was 103 years 7 months old. Yvonne was born on October 3rd, 1919, in St Louis Missouri to Gladys Henrietta Foudriat and Lawrence Menard Elliott. She grew up in the Foudriat family homes in St. Bernard Parish and New Orleans.p After graduating from Northwestern High School in Michigan. Yvonne went to LSU where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1941. She was one of few coeds in her graduating class. During her second year at LSU she met her future husband, Barrett Booth. Barrett was an All-American Quarterback and Yvonne was a Gumbo Beauty. A perfect match. They married June 24, 1943, at St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans. A few months later Barrett went to the Pacific theater where he served as a Captain in the US Army Core of Engineers until the end of WWII. During this time Yvonne lived in New Orleans with her newborn baby daughter, Margaret. After the war Yvonne, Barrett and Margaret moved to Texas where Barrett worked in the Oil Industry as a Petroleum Engineer. Yvonne and Barrett had three more children, Cynthia, Barrett, Jr. and Nancy and happily raised their young family in Texas. In 1956 Yvonne and Barrett moved to Lafayette and remained there until Barrett passed away in 2008. Yvonne moved to Fairhope in 2010 to be near her daughters. Yvonne was a devoted wife and the most loving and dedicated mother to her four children. She was always involved with their activities, Boy Scout Den Mother, Brownie and Girl Scout Troop Leader, volunteering at their schools. She attended their sporting events and love taking her children to the beach in the summers. Yvonne and Barrett were lifetime members of Oakbourne country Club where Yvonne loved to play Bridge and Gin Rummy with her friends. They were also members of Lafayette Town House. Yvonne was a unique, bright and interesting woman. She was a veracious reader and continued reading her favorited authors until age 103. She was interested in current events, LSU Sports and history. She loved to travel. She particularly loved traveling to Europe. Her memory was amazing, she had total recall and could always remember people, places and events throughout her life, even the most obscure facts. Yvonne was a poet. She wrote poetry all of her life starting in early childhood. She compiled her favorite lifetime works into a book called “Firefly Nights” for her children. Yvonne was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Barrett Booth, her dear son, Barrett Booth, Jr and her mother, Gladys Foudriat Davis and father, Lawrence Menard Elliott. She is survived by her three daughters and son in laws, Margaret and Gary Romero, Fairhope, Al., Cynthia and John Wallace, Fairhope Al. and Nancy and Larry Gurley, MD, Nashville, Tn. Her four Grandchildren, Natalie Yvonne Durr, Barrett Romero and his wife Kathleen, Christopher Romero and Elliott Durr and his wife Brooke. Her four Great Grandchildren, Riley Noel Romero, Alexandra (Alexa) Anais Romero and twins, Piper Paige Durr and Booth Adams Durr. Service with be Graveside, Friday, May 19 at 1:00 PM at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, 2300 N. University, Lafayette, LA. Pallbearers are Gary Romero, John Wallace, Larry Gurley, Barrett Romero, Christopher Romero and Elliott Durr. Honorary Pallbearer Natalie Yvonne Durr. Memorials or donations may be made to St. Jude Shrine, 411 North Rampart Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112 ARRANGEMENTS BY WOLFE-BAYVIEW FUNERAL HOMES & CREMATORY, INC. 19698 GREENO RD. FAIRHOPE AL. 36532 (251) 990-7775
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