Wanda Harris Booth, was born October 18, 1942 to John and Jane Harris in Telephone, Texas. She attended both Telephone and Savoy schools graduating from Savoy High School in 1960. Wanda married Donald Booth on August 6, 1960. Wanda was member of the First Baptist Church of Bells, Texas and a charter member and past Worthy Matron of Bells Eastern Star chapter and served as secretary for twenty years.
Wanda was the first woman to serve as a member of the Bells City Council, serving two terms. She was an avid reader, and also gardener loving all plants and nature and felt closer to God when she was working outside.
Wanda is survived by her two sons and daughter-in-law, Jeff Booth of Bedford and Greg Booth and Mandy Booth of Bells. Wanda had three grandchildren: Haleigh and her husband Vince Monteleone of Denison, Benjamin and his wife Sarah Booth of Granbury and Olivia and her husband Sam Still of Irving. She also had five great grandchildren: Nixon, Beckett and Lennox Monteleone and Wren and Alice Booth. Wanda’s life was her husband, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
Wanda was the youngest of seven children. Her father preceded her death when she was three years old. Wanda was preceded in death by her husband Don Booth; her mother, Jane Adams; her only brother, John Leeman Harris; and three sisters Jean Magness, Mattie Magness and Reba Fox. She is survived by sisters and brother-in-laws, Dorothy Harris of Bonham, Thelma and Jimmy Estes of McKinney, Don Fox of Telephone. She is also survived by sister-in-law and brother-in-Law, Sarah and Laddie Cunningham of Dallas.
Wanda was one of the first employees at Memorial Hospital of Denison which is now Texoma Medical Center. She also worked for the MKT railroad in Denison and the Texas Department of Criminal in Bonham, retiring from TDCJ in 2007.
Graveside services will be held Wednesday October 6, 2021 at 10:00 AM at Rosehill Cemetery in Bells.
My wife (virgie) and I will miss having dinner on wednesday night at the mexican cafe on wednesday night. She would make all of us laugh with her comments.We enjoyed the time with Wanda.
I know the family will miss her very much and god be with you during these times
Jeff- Greg – and Family:
We are so very sorry for your loss.
My Mom and Dad (Pat and Gary Smith) knew Wanda and Don for many years and considered them very good friends. I grew up knowing them too- my brother and I always trick or treated at your house! Wanda will be missed by all that knew her. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Wanda was truly a wonderful person. I will miss out rice crispy squares and chicken salad she would make for our Florida vacations. I am honored to know and love her. My thoughts and prayers are with you Greg, Mandy and Haleigh. Prayers to the entire family she will be missed.
I am so sorry for your loss
I have no words to express how shocked I was to hear about Wanda passing to God’s arms. I graduated with her in 1960 from Savoy High School. God will grant you peace and comfort during this low time in your life.
I am so very sorry for your loss. Keeping the family in my thoughts and prayers.
My dear friend I miss you at our Wednesday dinners ,Go with God .God Bless
We are so sorry for your loss. Keeping the family in our thoughts and prayers.
Wanda was very loved by her family and friends. She was a loving wife to Don, and loving mother, grandmother and greatgrandmother to all her offsprings. She will be missed.
Our prayers are with Jeff and Greg and all the family at this time as you honor your mother and her life. May God’s peace and strength be with you. We are so grateful we got to meet Wanda at Olivia and Samuel’s wedding and reception.
Todd and Carolyn Still
Sorry for the loss of your mother!
Wanda and I started our life long friendship in High School, while dating Donald, this friendship lasted a lifetime. One of our favorite expressions were “You going to support me in this. We traveled together raising kids, Bubba and Bobby Jack coaching Pee Wee basketball. Friday nights at the Booths. Canning, calling Daisy Hogan saying ‘what is wrong with the beets, they are gray Edna Earl Sears, how long do we leave these pickles in the sun? Then Eastern Stars with the Eugene and Louise. Later doing a Masonic cookbook after Don and I married. As we slowed down, exchanging books, going to doctors together………This is a lifelong friendship. Wanda was a determined women who knew her mind and would stand her ground. Just cross one of the area’s she was passionate about and you would find out quick. Loved her dearly.
Jeff and Family, Leslie and I will keep you in our thoughts and prayers with the loss of you Mom…
My deepest sympathy and prayers of support go out to The Booth family. May Don and Wanda be reunited and Rest In Peace.
Wanda and I were great friends in High School in Savoy. Spending the night with each, picking cotton in the fall. Really loved Wanda as a true friend. When she started dating Don, I had started dating Dale Craft. Wanda was a kindred spirit. My deepest sympathy for her family & friends.