A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle. -James Keller
Earl Huish Booth peacefully passed away in the early morning of January 18, 2023, at Layton Intermountain Hospital following a series of health complications at age 91. He was surrounded by loved ones in the days and hours leading up to his death and remained strong and deeply affectionate towards his family until the very end.
The son of Edgar Eastwood and Nina Huish Booth, Earl was born on September 11, 1931, in Provo, Utah. Earl developed a love for building at a young age, beginning with model airplanes in his youth and eventually progressing to architecture in adulthood. Earl received bachelor's degrees from Brigham Young University and the University of Utah and a Master of Arts in Architecture from the University of Arizona. He generously shared his talents with friends and family and designed homes for his two siblings, Kent and Beverly, in Cupertino, CA and Lehi, UT; a family home in Fruit Heights, UT; a beloved family cabin on Hegen Lake, MT; and a home for his daughter, Nina, in Huntsville, UT. Earl also designed a home for his son, Lee Booth, in Bountiful, and so many other homes that he worked on and helped remodel. Earl was the architect for the LDS chapel in West Yellowstone, Montana.
From 1951 to 1953, Earl served in the United States Army during the Korean War. Following his return to the U.S., he married Charlene Audrey Allison on January 10, 1964, in Salt Lake City, UT. Earl worked as an architect in Utah, owned a private architectural firm in Idaho, and later in his career spent time living in the Philippines, where he led the reconstruction project of patron housing for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Manila. He is known by many as a talented craftsperson with significant skills in carpentry and design- and had an innate ability to fix anything in need of repair- whether it be an old tree swing or a 1949 Dodge Power Wagon.
Earl also harbored passions for fishing, skiing, waterskiing, and jazz music, which he enthusiastically shared with those close to him. He was a considerate husband, a caring father, a patient teacher, and a kind friend. Earl H. Booth is survived by his wife, four children, seventeen grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 21 at 2:00 pm at Russon Mortuary, 1941 N. Main St., Farmington, UT, 84025. Those unable to attend in person may pay tribute to his memory by joining the commemoration virtually at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/people/Russon-Mortuary-Crematory/100057447129518/
A small gathering for friends and family will precede the funeral ceremony at 1:00 pm.