Doris May Goff Booth, 93, of Patrick Springs, (formerly of Vinton) passed away on Wednesday, March 2, 2016.
She was born on January 31, 1923. She was born and raised in Roanoke City and was the daughter of the late Samuel and Agnes Goff. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles L. Booth Jr.; and her sister-in-law, Virginia Booth DeFelice.
She was a devoted Christian, with strong religious convictions and values. She shared her faith openly with everyone that she came into contact with and lived her life serving God.
She was a member of Stella Christian Church. During her lifetime, she worked many years as a beautician, volunteered at the Blue Ridge Nursing Home and served as a Green Thumb worker at Hardin Reynolds Memorial School.
Mrs. Booth had a passion for reading and history and had amazing skills with needle point, cross-stitch and crochet. She loved her flowers and the birds that visited her gardens.
Surviving are her two daughters, Sharon Booth Short and husband Lynn B. Short, and Grace Booth Cook and her husband the Honorable John C. Cook; six grandchildren, Moriah Short Dollarhite (Jimmy Dollarhite), David Short (Brittany Short), Mitchell Wayne Tankersley (Kim Tankersley), Kelly Cook Quigley (Brian Quigley, MD), Kara Cook Hamilton PhD. (Ryan Hamilton), and Cliff Cook (Mary Allison Cook); and eight great-grandchildren, Gavin Dollarhite, Logan Short, Michael Short, Dylan Short, Justin Tankersley, Samantha Tankersley, Linnea Tankersley and Benjamin Hamilton; two sisters, Emily Goff Jones and Jacqueline Goff Blair; one sister-in-law, Lucille Booth Whitlow; seven nieces, Cheryl Reynolds, Carolyn White, Dale Strong, Lynn Wilner, Katherine Large, Marilyn DeWindt and Melinda Perdue; three nephews, Charles DeFelice, Wallace “Marty” Martin and Zachery Whitlow, MD; and many great-nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 5, 2016, at Oakey’s Vinton Chapel.
If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Mountain Valley Hospice, 129 Veterans Drive, Pilot Mountain, NC 27041. Online condolences may be made at


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